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    Does anybody know where I can find some decent, preferably free, samples of whale songs?

    I've found a bunch of whale research sites that have actual audio clips, but they all have a ton of background noise.

    -Dan.
    Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.

  • #2
    some spectral music of the 60s and 70s was composed using the analysis of waves or whales recordings

    at a conference about spectral music I heard the originial samples, but I don't know if they are open source

    these composers were Gerard Grisey (but he is dead now) and Tristan Murail (who is still a composer)


    for the sea itself, it's easy to borrow a DAT or tape recorder and to go record on field
    the problem is about the whales of course ; maybe you should send an e-mail to oceanographic institutes
    they should have high quality recordings (else their scientific analysis would be "wrong") ; on the Internet they only give "examples" for a wide audience who doesn't mind poor sound ;

    during a tour with a band we met a girl who told us about a former jazzman and electronic musician (but what was his name ?) who was currently "improvising with the whales" near to the noth pole (so, someone a bit crazy of course)
    if you manage to find this guy, that's a good contact

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    • #3
      Originally posted by IsildursBane
      I've found a bunch of whale research sites that have actual audio clips, but they all have a ton of background noise.


      ...must be hard to squeeze one of those fellas in through the door of the studio......
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      • #4
        Well, if you have a large enough loading dock...

        I wonder what mics you could use to get the definative whale recordings?
        Keeper of the Almighty Johnny...






        Originally posted by wades_keys
        Man, the dissonance is crushing.

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        • #5
          i stuck a mic in a ziploc once...to record drums underwater..that worked alright, as long and the drum head is above water with some cushion of air beofre the shell was in teh water.

          I'll give you a little more helpful advice: do a search on google for New Age music or whatever, i used to have a tape of whale sounds, but have lost it over the years..there are definately CD's of it marketed as "sleep music" as well...
          "well, are you on our side?

          --i doubt it.

          But you don't even know who we are!!

          --i still doubt it.

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          • #6
            Hit some chain CD stores. I have a CD of Whale Songs I bought for $3.99 for years ago - perfectly good (I used them in a live performance once, too!)
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            • #7
              Good ideas guys, thanks. I think the sleep music would probably be my best bet.

              -Dan.
              Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by the_resonator
                i stuck a mic in a ziploc once...to record drums underwater..that worked alright, as long and the drum head is above water with some cushion of air beofre the shell was in teh water.

                You could also use a condom too. Just as long as its not the spermicidal lubracated kind. Although, I can think of much better uses for those....
                Keeper of the Almighty Johnny...






                Originally posted by wades_keys
                Man, the dissonance is crushing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IsildursBane
                  Does anybody know where I can find some decent, preferably free, samples of whale songs?

                  I've found a bunch of whale research sites that have actual audio clips, but they all have a ton of background noise.

                  -Dan.


                  http://www.findsounds.com/
                  Noise can be reduced with GoldWave for example.
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                  • #10
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