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I'm stuck in San Francisco, but my wife commanded me to walk her through setting up my rig over Skype. Can't wait to hear what she records for me! UPDATE: She chickened out :p


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I put up a bunch of recordings yesterday if you want to check some of them out. It was quite a night. http://sepulchra.com/blog/?p=1959


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For a live-sound design production of "King Lear" we constructed a rain machine that consisted of a long, narrow (5 foot by 7 inch) wooden box on a teeter-totter fulcrum. The box had dozens of nails sticking out of the bottom and we filled it with dried beans. As you rocked the seesaw back and forth you could get more or less continual rainfall and also ...


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Michael Raphael (Rabbit Ears Audio) has been recording some stuff. He's even posted sounds already: http://soundcloud.com/sepulchra/wind-hurricane-sandy-short He also posted some pics of his DPA 4060's attached to his windows.


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A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of watching Encounters at the end of the world at the cinema. The recordings of seals and other marine life in that film are really amazing, and an amazing experience in the cinema [youtube]OlrcbKlW4Tw[/youtube] Most of the sounds are like sawtooth LFOs - from high to low. In a sense though, many natural phenomena ...


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Yes, generally a very large percentage of audio in nature docs is recorded in post. Back in January I posted a TVB Europe magazine article on my blog that deals with exactly that subject.


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I know some people who work in that arena and from the stories I've been told that it's a frighteningly large amount... or more than the suits would like us admitting to. I'd say at least 75% in most situations.


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I got some good wind sounds from my area in North Carolina. But I am rather far inland so I cant get any of the cool rain and waves you asked about.


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This is quite a nice clip. As a cicada gets going it's 'chirp' starts of of at a low oscillating rate then progressively increases.


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got quite a bit from an apartment in Green Point.. one's up online here: http://soundcloud.com/jameshayday/hurricane-sandy-green-point


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Well... you pretty much said it yourself. Messing with cloth (maybe medium heavy canvas/denim) and dirt? Add pebbles? Wet dirt? Dry dirt? Is it like a sink hole? Or just a hole?


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I live in central Maine and while we were not hit with the bulk of the storm, I was able to get some super consistant heavy rain recordings as well as some fun internal bits. Some of my best from last week are a storm gutter inside the building I work in.


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Check out this blog about the dispersion of sound waves in ice sheets: http://silentlistening.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/dispersion-of-sound-waves-in-ice-sheets/ If you listen to the recording at 35s in particular they captured an awesome sound which may be the kind of thing you're after. They also share their recording technique which is nice.


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How about rain?


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I'm not really familiar with the west side of australia, but there's a good chance you'll be able to get a lot of cicada recordings. In fact, you might wish those little things would just shut up for a second, depending on the weather and area. Like Stavro said, some generic tree forest movement tracks would be fantastic. I always find myself wanting ...


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