Nature Soundmap

Today’s Daily Create took me a bit of time:

The Nature SoundMap site offers a fantastic way to explore the sounds of nature around the world via a map. Pick 5 sounds from places in the world you have never been, download the audio from SoundCloud, and mix them together.

Sounded easy – I use Audacity and Soundcloud, so off I went. Easy enough to select sounds, so when I had 5 I liked I clicked to download from Soundcloud. Hmmm, only 2 of the 5 had download buttons, back to the drawing board. After lots of clicking and listening I found 5 that I liked that I could download. Next I imported the files into Audacity, sorted the lengths out and exported the results. Finally I uploaded to Soundcloud. So here you have it: A Blakiston’s Fish Owl dues, baby racoons twittering, a grey go-away bird, a guanaco and sunrise by a billabong. I like it 🙂

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2 Responses to Nature Soundmap

  1. charlenedoland57 says:

    You and Kevin (and probably others) have way more patience than I do. I spent the last 20 minutes or so trying to find SoundCloud recordings I could download. Not a single one that I selected was (legally) downloadable.

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