AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes
AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes
AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes
AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes
AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes
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AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes

Regular price $39.00 USD

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  • In High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. On my drive out, a massive wildfire was burning large parts of the Davis Mountains. The day I arrived firefighters were finally able to contain the blaze, but sadly not before 22,000 acres burned. Much of the wildlife is too slow to escape, but luckily one pack of coyotes was fast enough to climb over a ridge. Normally I hear coyotes out in the plains where they love hunting jackrabbits. That night, however, I was recording from the edge of the dead fire. I was stunned to hear howling deep in the valley! The pack had run into the mountains to escape the blaze.
  • In this library, hear the angst-ridden vocals of coyotes running to escape a wildfire. Hear the howls and yips of an extremely close pack bouncing from high valley walls. Hear an echo chamber filled with the haunting howls of coyotes who has just had their home burned.

AUDIO DEMO: 

KEY FEATURES: 
  • Six distinct coyote choruses. Recorded closely, from about 1/4 mile. 
  • Howls and yips bouncing from high valley walls
  • Regal Great Horned Owl hoots
  • Lonely crickets chirping
  • Bats: ultrasonic and audible clicks
  • Eerie ranch dog barks
  • Quiet Nature clips from the same location to use a "natural roomtones". 

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TEXT MARKERS: 

  • 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".

    FILE LIST & METADATA:

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote MS Blimp

    LIBRARY INFO:

    Specs: 2.8 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 11 stereo WAV files – 11+ sounds – Approx. 56 min total – Integrated Loudness: -40 LUFS.
    Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers
    Categories: Animals & Creatures, Quiet Nature
    Location: Davis Mountains, Texas – spring 2018
    Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
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      What's the difference between Quiet Nature, Active Nature, and Miniature sound libraries? 

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      Natural Soundscape = A pristine soundscape devoid of all human-generated sound. This term is used by both myself, Andy Martin, and others.

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      Libraries Where I Broke the Rules: 

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      • SD06 Wind Harp ($59) - birds were removed from 8 of 41 tracks in RX.
      • AMB17 High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes ($39) - distant generator hums were removed from all tracks. These generators were from fire fighters and are not normally present in the area. Also, ranch dog barks were removed from some coyote choruses. 
      • AMB15 Pacific Northwest: Active Nature ($59) - RV generator hums were removed from 11 of 58 tracks in RX.
      • AMB13 Pacific Northwest: Miniature ($29) - RV generator hums, distant car door slams, or camera shutters were removed from 5 of the 19 tracks in RX.
      • AMB10 Northern Rockies: Common Loons ($39) - Extremely distant 60 Hz generator hum was removed from 9 of the 26 audio clips using RX's De-hum module.
      • AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms ($99) - Birds were removed in RX to isolate the sounds of thunder. 

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              Thomas Rex Beverly

              Field Recording Values

              An astonishing number natural soundscapes are disappearing. I work to preserve as many as I can. 

              Mastering Rules

              I don't "photoshop" my nature sounds. Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules – here

              2% For the Environment

              Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet! Read more – here

              Carbon Neutral Travel

              Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel starting with AMB10. Read more – here