- In Iceland: Wind 3 get a spacious collection of ice cave wind from the arctic landscapes of Iceland. Hear the ominous creeping of lake ice being slowly pushed by high winds coming off the glacier. Hear eerie air sweeping around iceberg sculptures and blustery 100+ mph gusts whipping down glacier filled fjords. Hear the incredible resonance of massive ice caves as wind whips through these icy cathedrals and haunting drones singing as gusts resonate giant flakes of ice.
- This library offers a large collection of glacier wind. I hope you enjoy the powerful sounds of weather in the far north. It is a magical place to visit. Thanks for listening.
- Zero wildlife of any kind in these recordings. You'll only hear wind.
- Light, moderate, and heavy wind
- Ice caves
- Frozen glacial lagoons
- Howling tundra wind
- Eerie drones and resonant tones
- Creeping, cracking, and sliding ice
- Peaceful airy tones
- Ominous airy tones
- On the library cover, you can see a photo of an amazing ice cave. This was one of the few times were the landscape looks amazing AND also sounds amazing.
- This ice cave used to be a moulin (a vertical waterfall inside a glacier), but now it has turned horizontal as is a part of an iceberg that's frozen into the glacier's lagoon. Watch the first product video to see the whole environment.
- The acoustics of this ice cave were astonishing and I was lucky that the wind was blowing perpendicular to the entrance of the cave. So, the 75+ mph winds resonated the space of the cave but didn't slam into my mics too hard.
- You'll also hear gunshot-like cracks in these recordings that echo through ice caves. This fascinating phenomenon was caused as the lagoon ice broke outside the cave (with massive pops) and rang the ice cave like a bell.
- High winds can also cause lake ice to "creep". So, in many of the clips in this library you'll hear the ominous subtle movement of ice slow crawling. It adds a lovely character to the recordings.
- I found many lovely spots to record winds on and around the glaciers of Iceland. I hope you enjoy listening to these ominous arctic winds. Thanks!
YOUTUBE – SHORTS
- These short videos show some of the beautiful recording locations.
- Ice Cave Soundscapes
- Iceberg Soundscapes – Microphone Setup
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- A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
- Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
- Stereo: recorded in AB (L/R)
- Quad: recorded in Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
|Stereo Specs: 8.5 GB – 96 kHz / 24-bit – 57 stereo WAV files – Approx. 4 hours total
|Quad Specs: 11.7 GB – 96 kHz / 24-bit – 39 Quad WAV files – Approx. 2.7 hours total
|Stereo + Quad Specs: 20.7 GB – 4 hours total
Metadata: Universal Category System, CSV, Soundminer, BWAV
Categories: WIND, WINDTonl, Frozen Glacier Lagoon, Ice Cave
Location: Iceland - March 2023
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- LOM Usi
- Zoom F6 and F3
- Sony A10
- Cinela LEO20 Blimps
- Bubblebee Wind Bubbles
- Notes – sometimes people ask me why I mount mics low to ground and not on a tripod. I often use a tripod, but in some cases (like this one) the crazy winds would have thrashed my tripod and destroyed the gear. Even if you had a good wind break, the wind direction changed so often that using a tripod would have ben a very bad idea for a drop rig. The only way to record in this situation was to put the mics on the ground and then weigh them down with heavy pieces of ice.