July 10th, 2006

A Symphony For Birds And Rain. Early morning birdsong is interrupted by a heavy rain shower. First we hear Greenfinch, seagulls, Blackbird, Crow, Wood Pigeon, then the rain starts and builds to a crescendo, "drowning" out the birds. Big water drops splat on the window frame near me. The rain subsides and a couple of vehicles go by on a wet road. Birds are heard again, and a Herring Gull shows his indignation at having to take a cold shower. A smidgen of wind noise on the mic (just to show it's real!). Sony ECM-MS907 stereo mic -> MZ-N10 MD as pre-amp (low gain setting) line-out -> RockBox H120 with 12 dB gain. Recorded 5-July-2006 at 8 AM, end of a 2-hour recording that started with the thunderstorm of "RainThunderAndBirds.flac".


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    cfork 12 years, 8 months ago

    Thank you for a very useful sound.
    It became part of a small vivaldi style four seasons animation
    I did on a website here:

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    rambleon59 12 years, 8 months ago

    I think this perfectly captures the spirit of the rain and the earth in a deeply cleansing, peaceful moment. Thank you for it.

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    Dumu 12 years, 8 months ago

    *Nods* This is the sort of thing that could be used behind a piece of calming music. Very nicely captured ^_^

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    r4d0x 12 years, 9 months ago

    very nice... I'm going to try using it on my phone to wake me up the in the mornings... thanks

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