- In Living Ice, get a collection of naturally moving ice. Hear visceral cracks and syrupy gurgles. Hear laser-like chirps shooting and deep musical tones reverberating. Hear long ambiences of owls hooting in counterpoint with singing ice and ice dragons swimming beneath the frozen surface.
- This library offers you the sounds of a natural wonder only heard in perfect wintertime conditions. It was amazing to camp at the edge of this lake, hearing these amazing natural sounds as I drifted off to sleep. I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening.
- Laser-like chirps and resonant booms
- Massive cracks
- Rich crackles
- Syrupy gurgles and glugs
- Singing musical tones
- Lakeside persceptive
- Out on the ice perspective – mics were placed 30 meters out onto the lake and left overnight.
- 52 stereo WAVs with isolate ice sounds for sound design
- 8 ambiences for otherworldly textures
- In order to find living ice, you're generally looking for thin ice without snow on top.
- Next, you need a temperature swing that oscillated above and below freezing during day and night.
- If ice is naturally making sounds, it's caused by freezing, melting, or wind. This usually happens when the sun first hits the ice at dawn, just after sunset, or during a windstorm.
- The ice I found was cracking every few seconds, so I was scared to walk out on it more than a few meters. But I wanted to record from out in the middle of the lake! What to do?
- My solution as to tape my microphones to a DIY mount of tree branches, put my recorder in a dry bag, tie the dry bad to a long piece of rope, and slide the whole contraption out on the ice. It wasn't pretty, but worked incredibly well. I was able to slide the rig about 30 meters out onto the ice and was able to capture cracks, groans, booms, and laser-like chirps right under the mics!
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- A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
|Stereo Specs: 2.6 GB – 192 kHz or 96 kHz / 24-bit – 60 stereo WAV files – 60+ sounds – Approx. 56 minutes total|
|Metadata: Universal Category System, CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers|
Categories – CATID: ICEBrk, ICETonl, AMBMisc – VendorCategory: Frozen Lake
Location: Washington, Eastern Cascades - Winter 2020
|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.|
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