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There's a database of elephant sounds at http://www.elephantvoices.org/ and you could try The Elephant Listening Project: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/BRP/elephant/


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Two resources to try: Ann Krober at Sound Mountain. She oversees a vast library of sounds that may or may not include playful elephants. The Macaulay Library. From their site: The Macaulay Library is the world's largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings. Our mission is to collect and preserve recordings of each ...


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Sample the reference and pitch it down until it sounds like you could imitate it with your own voice. Record the imitation and pitch it up. This trick works well for animals with higher voice than your, like birds and rodents.


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You need to use a fabric which is known as Hogs Hair. This material will absorb the droplets of water as they hit and will disperse them, protecting them mic from both the liquid and also the sound of the liquid. Assuming you are using a Rycote or Rode blimp, you can cover the top of the blip with hogs hair to protect the microphone and blimp. This is a ...


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Protecting microphones from rain is quite a challenge, and I haven't found the perfect solution either yet: it is not only about protecting the microphone itself from damage, but also getting rid of the sound of the rain drop impacts straight on the mic and its windshield/foam. The best results I have achieved so far when recording rain was by putting the ...


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