- In Pacific Northwest: Wind get an expansive collection of coniferous wind from the pristine wilderness of the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear the soothing wind of short needled Douglas fir and Spruce. Hear gentle whisps topping distant ridge tops and blustery 50 mph blasts swinging the forest in a wandering dance. Hear the austere emptiness of recently burned forest and eerie creaks so emotional it sounds like the old trees are talking.
- This library offers a large collection of coniferous canopy wind. I hope you enjoy the sounds of this winter wonderland.
- Zero birds, insects, or other wildlife in all recordings
- Emotional creaks, squeals, stutters, and groans
- Winds ranging from gentle gusts too blustery 50 mph blasts
- Coniferous canopy wind in living forests of Douglas fir and Spruce.
- Short-needle coniferous wind. The length of the foliage determines the pitch of the wind. Therefore, the short needles of Douglas fir creates wind with a higher pitch than Ponderosa pine with its much longer needles.
- Post wildfire wind. After the fire, only the tree trunks remain, creating deep eerie roars.
- Soothing gusts cresting distant ridgetops.
RECORDING STORIES – WINTER WIND WALLS
- Recording in the snow offers unique benefits. Normally I search for a natural feature to use as a wind break in windy conditions over 10 mph. This is often a rock outcrop or fallen tree. On my last trip, while hiking in forests covered in 6 feet of powder, it occurred to me that I the solution I needed was right beneath my feet. I could build a wind break right out of snow! Be sure to bring a portable avalanche shovel with you, so you aren’t moving snow by hand. Then, build a snow wall in the windward direction. In other seasons, I often find a spots that sounds amazing, but have no natural wind breaks. However, in winter I can build a snow wall anywhere I need. On a windy day, I found a squeaky tree with a wonderful eerie groan, but there was no natural wind protection for the 30 mph gusts. So, I spent 15 minutes building a snow wall and then made some lovely recordings I would otherwise have been unable to capture.
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- A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
- Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix "Marker Text".
- Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
- Stereo: Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
- Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
|Stereo Specs: 7.7 GB – 96 kHz / 24-bit – 35 stereo WAV files – 35+ sounds – Approx. 222 min (3.7 hours) total|
|Quad Specs: 13.7 GB – 96 kHz / 24-bit – 30 quad WAV files – 30+ sounds – Approx. 198 min (3.3) total|
|Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers|
Categories: Weather, Coniferous Wind
Location: Washington, Eastern Cascades, Winter 2020
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- Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
- Lom Usi
- Sound Devices MixPre-6
- Sony D100
- Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp