- In Pacific Northwest: Quiet Nature, get a peaceful collection of ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest, a temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. Hear the massive sparseness of one of the last pristine quiet places in the Continental US. Hear the natural cathedrals of sound created by Douglas fir and spruce. Hear wind gusts pluck autumn maple leaves and waft them to rest on forest floors. Hear massive halls of wet wood that envelop and transport you to a long-lost time when giant trees covered millions of acres of the Pacific Northwest.
- This library offers you a large collection of quiet nature sounds from one of the wettest forests in North America. Some places on the Olympic Peninsula get over 200 inches of precipitation per year, and that abundance of moisture makes for a magical fern and moss filled ecosystem brimming with soothing ambiences.
- Recorded near the One Square Inch of Silence
- Sparse ambiences with minimal wildlife
- Distant twittering songbirds high in the canopy
- Mornings and afternoons in 300 ft forests
- Eerie nights in old-growth titans
- Barred Owl hoots
- Sporadic drips and light soothing wind
- One long unbroken natural soundscape. Thirty-five minute of natural silence!
- This library is a portrait of the Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest is in a long river valley, so the distant soothing wash of the Hoh River can be heard in all recordings.
- Read behind the scenes stories from this field recording trip in: Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US on the A Sound Effect Blog.
- 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:
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- 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: Barred Owl, Pacific Wren, Hairy Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, chipmunk, Douglas Squirrel, and ultrasonic insects. Overall, wildlife is very sparse during fall in the Hoh River valley.
- Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
- Sound Devices 702
- Rycote ORTF Blimp
|Specs: 14 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 35 stereo WAV files – 35+ sounds – Approx. 199 min (3.31 hours) total – Integrated Loudness: -40 LUFS.|
|Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers|
Categories: Environments, Quiet Nature
Location: Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park – fall 2017
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