June 2nd, 2008

Pine forest ambiance in spring. Birds (Blackbird, Serin, Kite, Nightingale) and breeze on trees (Pine and Poplar). To my ears this is a harmonious mix of sounds: bird calls are varied, not overwhelming, and sound spacious (thanks to the reverberant Kite call). The strong but short Nightingale passage at 2:00 is a welcome surprise. Even wind noise is varied as Pines sound completely different from Poplars. Not strong enough to make me uneasy, on the contrary, it sounds more like two muttering sweet voices. Relaxing? Maybe. What I get from this sample is 'the world might not be such an awful place after all'
Sennheiser MKH30+MKH60 into Shure FP24 and Edirol R09 recorder. Originally recorded at 24 bit, downsampled and mixed to mid-side stereo with Voxengo VST MS plugin. Recorded near Hinojos, S Spain, around 11AM


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    Ringwaul 8 years, 8 months ago

    I'm using a section of this sound for OpenClonk.

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    Haughttea 9 years, 7 months ago

    So soothing, could loop it for days.

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    dobroide 10 years, 9 months ago

    thank you for the feeback guys, glad that you enjoyed. Reading my own description I think: it is somehow fortunate that my English is so miserable, otherwise I would change descriptions into literature :-)

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    Heigh-hoo 10 years, 9 months ago

    Your MKH sound is back.

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    digifishmusic 10 years, 9 months ago

    Excellent field-recording. Pine forests have that particular sound, with the wind in the needles rather than leaves. The FP24+R09 makes a great light-weight and inexpensive solution that punches well above its weight. Thanks for sharing!

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