Cricket Sound Slowed Down 20 Times

Music Video of the Week, 24 Jul 2017

Overtonesinging – TRANSCEND Media Service

This is something you have to listen to. In 1992 Jim Wilson got the idea to slow down a recording of chirping crickets. The revealed sound simply was called “Gods cricket chorus”. The hidden beauty of nature is astonishing, and we are all part of it!

God’s Chorus of Crickets by Jim Wilson was the reason to make this video. People doubted the authenticity of the sound. I think my example – probably a different cricket version – demonstrates satisfactory, that Jim Wilson’s composition is not a hoax:

You actually can compose a chorus by using different speeds (thus different pitches) of the same cricket sound and arrange them rhythmically. I tried it with the above sound and it sounds pretty amazing. This is presumably what Wilson did.

Gryllus Pennsylvanicus chirp. Slowed down 20x, transposed -4 octaves. Sound edited with audacity tools paulstretch and transposition. The spectrogram was recorded with Overtone Analyzer. Credits: Original sound file by Thatcher (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.…


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