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Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

Sunday, July 02, 2023

The Soothing Ambience Of The French Riviera (in a Box)

video upload by HAINBACH

"French artist Gilou loaned me his Boxed Sandpit to play with. It is lovingly crafted hybrid of electro-acoustic sound and digital control. Using beach sand, a rake, a shovel and smooth stones as MIDI controllers, it is possible to create some very chill sounds. Check out his work:"

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Lite2Sound QB Stereo - raindrops are oscillating

video upload by EA78751

"We have made a field recording of a common but rarely heard side of nature - the oscillations of falling rain drops. Shine a flashlight up into the rain and its light bounces back off the surface of the falling drops, to be received by our stereo photodiode amplifier. We are using the Lite2Sound QB Stereo from Rare Waves LLC (,"

Monday, July 25, 2022

SOMEWHERE In Northern California, Chapter 1. Live composition and remote performance.

video upload by nbor

"In an experiment in remote performance, production, and presentation, I gathered some sounds from the internet, the studio, and the environment and put together this short film that documents the location, the mood, the instruments, and the process of creating a piece of electronic music "off-grid" in a remote location. Rather than simply film myself composing for literal live performance, I surround the piece with context and indulged in fascinations. An abstract narrative emerged as I pieced things together..

Thanks to Ali and Aperna for the wonderful place to stay and studio to prep in, Thanks to @1010music for making such a cool device! Thanks to @Mevo Camera from Logitech for the WiFi cameras that made multi camera shooting possible."

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Audio of Juno’s Ganymede Flyby

video upload by JPLraw

"The audio track is made by shifting the frequency of those emissions — which range from 10 to 50 kHz — into the lower audio range"

Sounds like a dual filter with resonance, one slowly sweeping and the other modulated by sample & hold. See the nature label at the bottom of this post for more.

"This 50-second animation provides an auditory as well as visual glimpse at data collected by Juno’s Waves instrument as the spacecraft flew past the Jovian moon Ganymede on June 7, 2021. The abrupt change to higher frequencies around the midpoint of the recording represents the spacecraft's move from one region of Ganymede's magnetosphere to another.

The audio track is made by shifting the frequency of those emissions — which range from 10 to 50 kHz — into the lower audio range

The animation is shorter than the duration of Juno's flyby because the Waves data is edited onboard to reduce telemetry requirements.

More information about Juno is at and"

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone

video upload by Richard Devine

"First recording with the Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone. The sounds you are hearing are of oxygen slowly leaking from chunks of colored sidewalk chalk. 👽"

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Grasshopper as an instrument - Play that cricket!

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Can you teach a grasshopper to play in perfect rhythm with your synthesizers and sounds? Can you train a grasshopper to be the next Zimmer, Williams or Junkie XL? Of course not, but you can sample it and use that to great effect, in a soundtrack. Sci-fi soundtrack tutorial recommended.

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I'm using a Zoom H1 to record sounds in the field.
The sampler I use is the Yamaha TX16W from 1987. It is a 12 bit stereo sampler, at 33Khz.
I use the TAL sampler to process the sampled sound, and to loop it etc.
The song is called 'The Spacehopper Theme' and was made for this video. I use various synths in this and the song is mixed and mastered."

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Playing STREGA with LIVE BATS!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"In which we head to Asheville's Beaver Lake for Meg and Jake to do some live improv patching with local bats using a borrowed Bat Detector, two Strega, a 0-CTRL and 0-Coast.

Many bat species are under threat of extinction. Please visit for information and action suggestions.

Also check out Meg's new album, Breath is a Wave: https://fallenmoonrecordings.bandcamp...

And Jake's new album, The Legend of Dreams:"

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Mixfood Elements (Water, Air, Fire & Earth) - Ambient Synth Rack Extensions for Reason Studios

video by MixfoodMusic

Details via Mixfood Music

"All oscillators have their own filters, effects, EQ, LFO and envelopes.
The modulation matrix consists of multpile sources en destinations. Use one of the patches to get started or start from scratch creating the most beautiful ambient (water) soundscapes. Put the device in Synthersizer mode and create amazing and unique synth sounds. Because the ‘wavetables’ are stereo samples you can create very dynamic sounding music with Mixfood Water.

4 Elements
Mixfood Water is part of a series of ‘The 4 Elements’; Water, Fire, Air and Earth. By combining all 4 elements (using a combinator) you can create a ambiance of up to 16 oscillators. Combine the flowing sounds of water from Mixfood Water with beautiful nature sounds from Mixfood Earth. Then mix them together with some windy samples from Mixfood Air and finally add some crackling fire sounds from Mixfood Fire. With the 4 Elements combined you are never done creating unique soundscapes!"


225+ Super High Quality water samples, all seamlessly loopable (forward and reverse). For generating real sounding water and weather ambiances!

4 Oscillators are at your fingertips for creating amazing ambiances (device mode: Split keys Off/On) and synth sounds (device mode: Synthesizer On).

150+ patches to get you started!

100+ Super High Quality air samples, all seamlessly loopable (forward and reverse). For generating real sounding air-sounds and wind ambiances!

4 Oscillators are at your fingertips for creating amazing ambiances (device mode: Split keys Off/On) and synth sounds (device mode: Synthesizer On).

150+ patches to get you started!

130+ Super High Quality fire samples, all seamlessly loopable (forward and reverse). For generating real sounding ambiances with fire sounds!

4 Oscillators are at your fingertips for creating amazing ambiances (device mode: Split keys Off/On) and synth sounds (device mode: Synthesizer On).

150+ patches to get you started!

225+ Super High Quality fire samples, all seamlessly loopable (forward and reverse). For generating real sounding ambiances with fire!

4 Oscillators are at your fingertips for creating amazing ambiances (device mode: Split keys Off/On) and synth sounds (device mode: Synthesizer On).

150+ patches to get you started!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Five Minutes of Pink Oyster Mushroom Playing Modular Synthesizer


"Through the magic or rather science of bio data sonification, this flush of oyster mushrooms get a shot at playing a eurorack modular synthesizer before they become my dinner. Electrical resistance is measure by passing a small current through the mushrooms similar to a lie detector test. The changes in resistance are then converted into control signals which determine the rhythm, pitch, timbre and effects parameters of the modular synthesizer.

Longer pink oyster mushroom videos coming later this week, and the audio will be in stereo! Make sure to like, subscribe and hit that notification bell. Especially if you read this far!! Thanks for all the support you all rock."

Friday, September 11, 2020

Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds

Oscillatorial Binnage - Woktones (from 'Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds') ashford daisyak

Back in 2016, Daniel Wilson brought us Radionics Radio - An Album of Musical Radionic Thought Frequencies - Delawarr Multi-Oscillator (c.1962)

He now brings us Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds. For this release, he is part of a quartet exploring "acoustic analogies for classical electronic soundmaking techniques." It was recorded entirely acoustically. The "CD edition contains the small booklet - 'A Primer on Post-Electronic Technique'. It's just received a large feature in Electronic Sound magazine and a glowing review in The Wire, linking the post-apocalyptic technology we use with the limitations forced upon us by the pandemic."

Above is a teaser video with the following description followed by a BandCamp embed:

"From Oscillatorial Binnage's 'Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds' released February 2020 on the Sub Rosa label. An album of recordings made using electromagnetic force fields acting upon found/recycled objects in increasingly complex mechanical systems of cranks, pulleys, levers, tilts, jacks and gears.

Oscillatorial Binnage is a London-based electroacoustic improv quartet comprised of Fari Bradley, Toby Clarkson, Christopher J Weaver, and Daniel Wilson. Self-built instruments feature extensively, along with recycled objects, inharmonic and arbitrary microtonal tunings, and solar power.

Filmed here by Toby Clarkson using multiple cameras."

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

What about the MicroGranny (MG2)?

The Daydream Sound

"Do I use the micoGranny Granular Sampler in my Music? I do but very rarely on it’s own. Here’s the secret to how I use the MG2 in my studio. I hook it up to an FX unit (the Ensoniq ASRX) I chain it up to an analog filter (the Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter) and I keep it moving!

The New Album History Never Gets Old - Download here:

Vintage Sampler Manuals"

Also see What You Need To Know About 8 Bit Samplers

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Animal World's LFO

"Is it a laser sound? A cry of a seal.
Usually crows in the sea."

Sounds like an LFO filter sweep to me.

Also see Weddell Filter Sweeps - "Encounters at the end of the world"

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Elektron Digitakt - Ambient "Mecanic Birds" - Live @home

Published on May 28, 2020 Luc Debeck

"This is an ambient track I made , only with the Digitakt. No external effects are used, straight from the box. I made my own samples, no existing presets"


It appears we had a mini nature roll. It's interesting how this sometimes happens.

Synth Sounds of the Narwhal

Some LFO action there.

"With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks and whistles of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the soundscape of Arctic glacial fjords and provide valuable insight into the behavior of these shy and mysterious creatures, according to the researchers.

This animation illustrates how narwhal vocalizations match their behavior. The researchers captured several types of sounds made by narwhals, including social calls, or whistles, and clicks used for echolocation, the biological sonar used by dolphins, bats, some whales and other animals to navigate and find food.

The closer narwhals get to their food, the faster they click, until the noise becomes a buzz not unlike that of a chainsaw. This terminal buzz helps the narwhals pinpoint the location of their prey.

The recordings help the researchers provide a baseline of the kinds of sounds that permeate the narwhals’ pristine habitat. In combination with sightings, they also show narwhals get closer to glacier ice than previously thought for this area and the animals do forage for food in summer, contrary to some previous findings."

I always thought they could speak (magic unicorn of the sea and all) :

Strymon Volante with synth - Chapter 5: Plants vs. Strymon Volante

Published on May 28, 2020 While We Were Sleeping

00:00 : Plants vs. Strymon
01:04 : Patch 2: Tap taping on flowers is addictive
05:31 : I just watered the flowers for extra cosmic resonance

Flowers - A cheap distortion pedal that is extremely sensitive especially especially to flowers.
Strymon Volante - It will always delay the inevitable. Will take you on a sonic journey in small wobbly footsteps.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Bioni Samp - Beehive Techno (Short Documentary)

Published on Aug 12, 2019 Bioni Samp

"Bioni Samp played the following instruments:

Hive Synthesiser (6 oscillator prototype) Baby Bee Synth, The Bela Bee (with partial / samples taken from field recordings from two beehives) Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector, Electronic Beesmoker, Single Cell Synth, Hex Mixer, Ableton Max For Live, Beequencer, Honey Taster Resonance Detector, Beehive Field Recordings.

All music by Bioni Samp (c)

Special Thanks to... Video Credits: ZoominTV Holland."

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jamming Along The Heartbeat

Published on Mar 10, 2020 Perplex On

"Pulsesensor connected to the Fieldkit driving a solenoid which is beating against a piezo. This sound is routed to the iPad loaded with Impaktor to transform it to a pulsing sinewave sound. Added a drone sound with Mononoke synth and projected blood vessels animated in realtime according to the actual pumping signal."

Industrial Instruments at the Design Museum

Published on Mar 10, 2020

Forward to 3:30 for some Buchla bongos. It does get interesting.

"Video reports from the 'Industrial Instruments' event at which we exhibited in February 1, 2020.

Live performance at the Design Museum (London) featuring prototypes that represent a reinterpretation of musical instruments in a modern context."

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sound of a Chunk of Ice Falling Down a 450 Foot Hole?

Buchla? Serge? Definitely West Coast... See the nature label for more.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Listen to the Shrill Sounds of the World's Loudest Bird

Published on Oct 21, 2019 Discover Magazine

Wait for it... Synthetic sounds of nature.

"Learn more: Scientists in the Amazon Have Recorded the World's Loudest Bird. It Hits a Painful 125 Decibels

(Credit: Anselmo d'Affonseca)"

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