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Your ears are more powerful than you think! They can transport you back in time and around the world. All you need is to put on a set of headphones and close your eyes.

For such a long time before television and the likes of Youtube sound was king! Pushed into a back seat with the arrival of multimedia. Now I feel that audio is finding its place once again, its allowing us the listener to become part of the story, using our imagination to transport us to unbelievable places.

I recently started recording different sounds and soundscapes after I found some 50 year old recordings made by my grandfather on his old Grundig reel to reel recorder.

While most of my recordings are of soundscapes from where ever I live or travel you will also find the occasional sample of an individual sound that could be used for numerous applications.

I invite you to enjoy the moments I have taken out to record the places I have been, use your imagination and join me in these moments of sounds from what will be by the time you listen, from the past.

Use any of my recordings as you wish, I especially ask that you seriously consider making a donation to and that should you use my recordings that you at least send me a link so that I may also enjoy your work.

Christopher J Astbury

Astounded's latest sounds

  • Currently /5 Stars.

Sound of a ruler being flicked on the side of a desk Tascam DR-100mk3 Contact microphone 96Khz 24bit WAV

  • Currently /5 Stars.

Recording of an industrial knife sharpening machine could be used as spacecraft background sounds 96KHz 24bit Stereo WAV Tascam DR-100mk3