April 30th, 2008

This is a sound of crickets singing on a summernight in a town or in the suburbs. It's not directly recorded, but made of different sounds. I tried to make a realistic Hollywood night sound with crickets as they really sound in Southern California. So I found an easy on-line field guide of cricket species of the US. Then I checked some different common cricket species and saw a map of where they occur. Then I found out that this site, also had real recordings of those crickets occurring in Southern California or elsewhere. So I downloaded the right species and mixed them together and added a bit of background traffic and wind, and even a dog barking for more realism. It was actually really easy!!! So the result is a sound of the real cricket species that live in California. Perfect for hollywood films where night scenes are included!!! ALSO: When you use this for a film, soundtrack or something, I would very much like to see/hear it. Write a comment with a link here!Enjoy!!! :D I encourage you not to use this sound in projects and sounds that maybe are going to be sold due to copyright issues that could occur by doing so.


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    grzebiuszka 7 years, 5 months ago

    great, that's exactly what I needed for my animation that I'm making for studies!!! thak you! I'll write you a link when I finish! :)

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    robertxx74 7 years, 5 months ago

    Thank you...I used this in a song called "taking in the night at http://www.myspace.com/robertsturgess

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    adrielw 7 years, 11 months ago

    good job eric, do more recordings!

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    sagetyrtle 7 years, 12 months ago

    I needed a summer night in the suburbs, I thought I was going to have to combine several different sounds. Thank you!

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    RichieRuns 8 years, 1 month ago

    Thank You. There's a 4 second spot in a short film that I'm going to try this with -- along with some footsteps.
    The name of the film will be "Time"

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