Singing crickets - at last!

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Helen-Healing wrote:Any musical offering forthcoming from you, Tom, related to this CD? :mrgreen:
Helen,

Not yet I'm afraid! Thanks for the reminder though!

There is some music on her which I have been focussing on, still need to add backing vocals and strings, as well as master the levels and re-record some flat notes in my voice! Still fairly pleased with it so far though!

http://soundcloud.com/tom-jones-25

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beaten to it :-)

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I'm sure you can do better than that, Tom!

Coincidentally, I was playing that yesterday afternoon, feeling the need of a little divine sustenance.

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Sorry if this is a "hijack" but had to include this one. (link broken)


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Helen-Healing wrote:I'm sure you can do better than that, Tom!

Coincidentally, I was playing that yesterday afternoon, feeling the need of a little divine sustenance.
Maybe once i've got my head around my new mac and software, ;-)

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Interesting how these old memes come round again - the 'singing crickets' story is going a bit viral on Facebook and the blogosphere just now, with lots of discussions over whether it is actually all cricket sounds, or if it included some human input from an opera singer called Bonnie Jo Hunt.

One of the more interesting and objective discussions can be found here: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang ... -crickets/

The comments are worth reading too.

There has always been confusion over the provenance of this recording, and even if it doesn't include the singer, it seems clear to me that the recording isn't solely the slowed-down crickets. There must have been some manipulation of the sound, like sampling several short sections at different speeds and playing them back on a keyboard to create the melody - in other words, the final sound that you hear has been shaped by human hands, although the source material may just be sampled cricket noises.
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As someone in the comments section has said, the recording (that I have) does not include the voice of Bonnie Jo Hunt, or anyone else.

http://hearingvoices.com/webwork/mcvica ... JoHunt.mp3

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Don’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out. LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

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simonwheeler wrote:And now here's snopes' take on it...
Well that's pretty inconclusive!! :roll:

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simonwheeler wrote:And now here's snopes' take on it...
Like I said...
Nonetheless, even though the original recording may have featured nothing other than the sounds of crickets chirping, exactly what was done to those sounds to create the finished piece remains a subject of contention. Critics contend that Wilson didn't simply slow down a continuous recording of crickets chirping; they interpret his statement that he "slowed down this recording to various levels" and Bonnie Joe Hunt's reference to Wilson's "lowering the pitch" several times to mean that he used multiple recordings of crickets, each slowed down by a different amount to produce a specific pitch, and layered them to create a melodic effect sounding like a "well-trained church choir."
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After the singing crickets, we now have singing sunflowers!



Full article here
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