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Greetings-

 

While in between projects I got the urge to try to fill in some of the weather type loops. Here is one of rain with crickets that might be used for a forest scene or near a river. I made this one stereo/160kbps because of the "space" that the sound would lend to a level.

 

rain_loop.ogg

 

I'm getting ready to start back in with the T2 style instrumental ambients (with the almost orchestral sounds) like I have posted before. I have to finish composing some music for another project so it may be a couple more weeks before I get to it, but they are coming!

 

Check it out! B)

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."- Frank Zappa

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We are experiencing the end effects of *yet another* :rolleyes: hurricane right now and, believe it or not, I recorded these samples right before I posted. It was raining and the crickets were chirping at the same time. All I did was edit to make a continuous loop out of some pieces. It was a strange, eerie feeling! I toned the rain down a bit so that it wasn't so loud. I can upload the version with the rain louder, but I thought this sounded more like walking through a forest with crickets and a light shower or being near a waterfall.

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."- Frank Zappa

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I really like the crickets, but the rain part doesn't sound right to me. Not sure how to explain it, but it doesn't seem like it's in an open, natural area. The way the water drops react to the environment, it sound more like it's on a front porch, maybe under a roof cover or something, than in a forest.

 

Edit: To my surprise, I think I've recently heard crickets in the rain, too. I normally associate them with a dry, warm, summer night though. I'm okay either way. Not sure if we need to go with the stereotypical dry/summer or not.

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I always thought that the crickets go into hiding when it is raining. After all, their wings are senstive to the water IMO. Well, if you say they do it, I believe you. :) But I still think that the rain is rather low and barely audible. If I hadn't had the description that there is rain, I would never have thought it.

Gerhard

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