- In Alaska: Quiet Nature, get a collection of serene ambiences from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the immense sparseness of glacial valleys and still water. Hear massive halls of wet wood that envelop and transport you to a long-lost time. Hear the tranquil beauty of boreal forests untouched by human hands during days of endless light. Hear lonely moose tromping through beaver ponds and haunting hoots of Northern Saw-whet Owls.
- This library is packed full of tracks with sparse flora and fauna from the lonesome landscapes of the Arctic. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the nearby glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.
- Soothing quiet nature ambiences with minimal flora and fauna
- The haunting hoots of Boreal, Northern Saw-whet, and Great Horned Owls
- Eerie nighttime creature movement
- Wing flutters, flybys, and takeoffs
- Lone moose tromping through a beaver pond
- Wilson's Snipe - winnowing
- Sparse forest birds singing
- Distant echoes of shorebird songs
- Days and nights in the beaver pond filled marshland
- Days and nights in the boreal forest
- Soothing distant water and wind
- Ultrasonic bats
- Read the full blog post – here.
- This library pulls the best quiet nature moments from over 150 hours of recordings in the Alaskan wilderness.
- For Alaska: Quiet Nature, I focused on two ecosystems: lakeshore and boreal forest
- The first half of the trip focused on the marshland around beaver ponds and the lakeshore of Lake Clark. These recordings are full of sparse and resonant shorebirds, soothing distant water, and a lone moose tromping through the water right in front of my mics!
- The second half of the trip was spent in the boreal forest. With the help of my waterproof Cinela Pianissimo blimp (read more about the waterproofing – here) I was able to record continuously for 7 days!
- The Anker USB-C battery I use to power my MixPre-6 can run 3 channels recording at 192kHz/24-bit for about 18 hours. So, I usually left my mics in the woods from about 5:00 pm until 11:00 am the next day.
- The next morning, I'd hike out, change SD cards and batteries, and move the mics to the next location I found in my explorations the previous afternoon.
- In this way, I was able to record about 18 hours per day for 7 days in a row. The mics never left the woods and survived curious Grizzly Bears, blustery winds, and several rainstorms!
- After growing up in the American Southwest, one of my favorite things about Alaska is the lack of snakes, ticks, scorpions, and poisonous ivy.
- You need to be VERY aware of the dangers of bears and moose, but having the ability to bushwhack without constantly watching for things that sting or bite you was amazing. It is one of the best feelings in the world to be wandering freely through the boreal forest of Alaska. Just listening and hiking and listening and hiking and listening...
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- A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
- Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
- fauna sparse
- fauna constant
- flora sparse
- flora constant
- flora and fauna sparse
- flora and fauna constant
- Included wildlife: Moose, Swainson's Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, bats
- 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".
96 kHz and 192 kHz:
- I always record and archive at 192 kHz for conservation and preservation purposes.
- However, all sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz.
- 4 of 49 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.
- Stereo: Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
- Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
|Stereo Specs: 8.7 GB (7.3 GB at 96 kHz /24-bit and 1.4 GB at 192 kHz / 24-bit) – 49 stereo WAV files – 49+ sounds – Approx. 231 min (3.8 hours) total|
|Quad Specs: 17.4 GB (14.6 GB at 96 kHz /24-bit and 2.8 GB at 192 kHz / 24-bit) – 49 quad WAV files – 49+ sounds – Approx. 231 min (3.8 hours) total|
|Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers|
Categories: Quiet Nature, Arctic
Location: Alaska, Lake Clark National Park - June 2019
|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.|
- Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
- Sound Devices MixPre-6
- Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp