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March 13th, 2007

I was interested to hear the sounds in between the chips. Here I slowed the sound of a chirp 2, 4 then 8 times, at 4 and 8 you can clearly hear the wings of the cricket as they saw back to the reset position between chirps...sounds like scraping/sawing. Crickets make their sound by bowing their wings together like a violin player bows a violin string. Recording chain: Rode NT-4 stereo mic (one capsule pointed at the cricket) - Sound Devices MixPre (50% gain) - Edirol R-09 recorder (line-in 24 bit 44.1 kHz, rec level = 10) - Edited in www.flstudio.com Edison wave editor - 16 bit 44.1 kHz. The original sound was - http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=32244

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    lovealllive 12 years, 9 months ago

    thanks!

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    BG727 14 years, 6 months ago

    Wow, this is brilliant!
    So interesting to hear it so slow, to get all the nuances...
    Thanks for posting!

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    digifishmusic 15 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words...the process of making hi-fi recordings of insects is painstaking but very rewarding.

    Reminds me of Monty Python (? I think) - ...and now the sound of a woodlouse magnified 10,000 times :)

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    ERH 15 years, 2 months ago

    Just brilliant - I love all these cricket samples - they are so well recorded. But when the sounds are treated it is a revelation. Hearing the world in a new way, the essence of freesound.
    10/10 for sure.

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