SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
SD23 Bat Echolocation
Sound Effects Library

SD23 Bat Echolocation

Regular price $79.00 USD


  • In Bat Echolocation, get a collection of unheard sounds from North American bats. Hear powerful clicks that sound like alien languages and musical pings that ring for ages. Hear laser-like chirps and the feeding buzz of bats on the hunt. Hear a batnado as millions of Mexican free-tailed bats exit their cave and swarm with starling-like murmurations.
  • This library offers you a collection of sounds not normally heard by human hears. With a little pitch shifting, this ultrasonic world is at your fingertips. I find unheard sounds fascinating, I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening. 


  • This demo is made up of pitch shifted sounds. Otherwise you would not be able to hear them :)
  • All sounds included in library are ultrasonic other than the BATNADO swarm from 3:00 to end.


  • Swarming BATNADO of millions of Mexican free-tailed bats
  • laser-like chirps
  • resonant pings
  • powerful searching clicks
  • single bats and duets
  • feeding buzz: accelerating attack clicks
  • Most included files are above the range of human hearing. So they must be varispeed pitch shifted to be used for sound design.
  • I recommend -60% to -98% varispeed pitch shifting.
  • Ultrasonic bat echolocation clicks ranging from 20 kHz to 90 kHz
  • North American bat species from 5 different locations

            FILE LIST:

            TEXT MARKERS: 

            • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. 

            GEAR USED:

            • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in Mid/Side
            • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
            • Lom Usi
            • Sound Devices 702
            • Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 II
            • Sony D100
            • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
            • Rycote ORTF Blimp
            • Rycote MS Blimp

              LIBRARY INFO:

              • I recommend -50% to -98% varispeed pitch shifting for sound design usage. Therefore, the 38 minutes of included sounds functions as a much larger collection of 2+ hours of material.
              Stereo Specs: 2.6 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 65 stereo WAV files – 500+ sounds – Approx. 38 min total
              Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers
              Categories: Animals & Creatures, Bats
              Location: North America - Various locations
              Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
              Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
              License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
              Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.