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nerdle



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natural sounds of wildlife
      #963621 - 12/01/12 03:46 PM
I want to have a few cuckoo, duck and woodpecker sounds etc to spice up my piece of music (as you do) and I wonder where to find these sounds to use. Hoping for free and with permission to use in my original work.


Can anyone recommend a good sound library?

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BJG145



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #963636 - 12/01/12 04:09 PM
You could try the British Sound Library archive...or simply Google "duck wav", which is probably the easiest way...

http://sounds.bl.uk/


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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #963679 - 12/01/12 06:28 PM
Also, have a look at the Freesound Project:

http://www.freesound.org/

A quick search there revealed multiple options for ducks, woodpeckers and cuckoos

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Edited by Hoopy Frood (12/01/12 06:29 PM)


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Folderol



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #963726 - 12/01/12 10:51 PM
Bear in mind it is very difficult to get such sounds without a fair bit of background 'ambiance' and you will need to find a way to blend/mask this with your music. To make matters worse all your sound clips are likely to have totally different backgrounds!

I speak from the practical experience of recording a blackbird some years ago.

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nerdle



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #963812 - 13/01/12 11:57 AM
Thank you luvly people!

I'll explore your suggestions. I'll need to edit to clean up the ambient noise (will have to learn how to do that now)!

Found this in the meantime - didn't know there were so many kinds of cuckoo!


http://www.soundeffects.ch/surround-sound-effects-_e.php?action=insert_st& amp;prodid=50644&Category=Eurasian%20Cuckoo%20(Cuculus%20Canorus)

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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: Folderol]
      #963897 - 13/01/12 03:02 PM
The real wildlife recordists use things like parabolic reflectors. I sent off for a free birdsong flexidisc from the RSPB when I was young and was amazed at how well they had isolated the wanted bird from everything else.

James.

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nerdle



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #963907 - 13/01/12 03:32 PM
Hello
Never thought of RSPB - me with a bird watching cousin!

Thank you

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Folderol



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: James Perrett]
      #963931 - 13/01/12 06:27 PM
Quote James Perrett:

The real wildlife recordists use things like parabolic reflectors. I sent off for a free birdsong flexidisc from the RSPB when I was young and was amazed at how well they had isolated the wanted bird from everything else.

James.



Interesting. When was that?
I ask because a friend got a boxed set of RSPB cassettes in the early 70s and was very disappointed with them.

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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #964023 - 14/01/12 11:25 AM
Quote nerdle:

I want to have a few cuckoo, duck and woodpecker sounds etc to spice up my piece of music (as you do) and I wonder where to find these sounds to use. Hoping for free and with permission to use in my original work.


Can anyone recommend a good sound library?




First place of call really should be the WSRS - the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.

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nerdle



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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #964063 - 14/01/12 02:31 PM
Thank you. I had a look and couldn't see how to browse sounds and purchase one or two with licence for commercial use. I think its for keen recordists (perhaps I should track down one of them)!

I downloaded the eurasian cuckoo sound (from a different site) and found the ambient woodland sound blissful and will use that too.

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Re: natural sounds of wildlife new [Re: nerdle]
      #964084 - 14/01/12 04:25 PM
Quote nerdle:

Thank you. I had a look and couldn't see how to browse sounds and purchase one or two with licence for commercial use. I think its for keen recordists (perhaps I should track down one of them)!

I downloaded the eurasian cuckoo sound (from a different site) and found the ambient woodland sound blissful and will use that too.




I would contact the WSRS (yes, it's a society for naturalists and recordists), tell them what you want and they, hopefully, would put you in touch with members who could help.

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