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JohnInKansas 16 Jan 13 - 06:32 PM
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Subject: Library of Animal Sounds
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 06:32 PM

This might be appropriate for dropping down below the line, but I'm guessing that it might be of interest to some who don't visit there often.

Since a lot of the "more modern" music sounds like the screeching of injured critters to me, I can see people finding ideas for new tonalities in the search for more exotic instruments, or things to imitate in "home made" ones.

"She" of the household suggests I should be able to find something that sounds like my attempts to play a fiddle, and knowing the right bird/beast would help her to describe it more precisely.


Call of the Wild: Largest Animal Sound Archive Goes Digital

by LiveScience Staff
Date: 15 January 2013

An archive of tens of thousands of animal sounds has just gone online.

The searchable Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology boasts nearly 150,000 digital audio recordings, covering about 9,000 noisy species, with a total run time of 7,513 hours. Though there's an emphasis on birds, the collection contains sounds from across the animal kingdom, from elephants to elephant seals.

Some of the highlights of the collection include recordings of the curl-crested manucode, a bird-of-paradise in New Guinea, whose otherworldly calls sound like UFOs landing in a sci-fi movie. There's also a clip of a song sparrow recorded in 1929 by Cornell Lab founder Arthur Allen, which is the earliest recording in the collection.

"Our audio collection is the largest and the oldest in the world. Now, it's also the most accessible," library director Mike Webster said in a statement. "We're working to improve search functions and create tools people can use to collect recordings and upload them directly to the archive. Our goal is to make the Macaulay Library as useful as possible for the broadest audience possible."

The animal recordings should be useful to researchers and birders alike, as well as museum curators, moviemakers and smartphone app developers seeking sound effects, library administrators said.

"Now that we've digitized the previously archived analog recordings, the archival team is focusing on new material from amateur and professional recordists from around the world to really, truly build the collection," audio curator Greg Budney said. "Plus, it's just plain fun to listen to these sounds. Have you heard the sound of a walrus underwater? It's an amazing sound."

You can check out the sounds of walruses and other animals here:


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Subject: RE: Library of Animal Sounds
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 08:29 PM

Well... just what "she" in MY household needs to supplement a couple hundred books and various bird songs on CD....

You have an app to add more hours in the day?

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Subject: RE: Library of Animal Sounds
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 09:52 PM

John IK

Wonderful connection... it has no place in the fetid bowels of the MC lower region

Another source for sounds (animal, vegitable or mineral)
however, this link mainline is to train sounds...

Sound Bible


J in K if you cannot tell the MC difference between the lower zone and the heavenly kingdom....I suggest this rugby song for your edification:

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