Found Sounds: All aboard!

Found Sounds: All aboard!

Found Sounds is a new SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Trains aren’t usually the fastest way to get around these days, but there’s still something special about them. Maybe that’s the reason they make such appealing targets for field recorders: from freight trains to subways, we’ve got some cool train sounds on the ‘Cloud!

The first train sound comes courtesy of SoundClouder Mark Durham, who lives in London and recorded a snippet from the London Underground. Bonus points for getting a special delay announcement on there!

London Underground Train by Mark Durham


The next train sound comes courtesy of Surround 2011, which provided a surround sound workshop for recording beginners. They just wrapped up the workshop this week, and now their SoundCloud profile is full of cool sounds, like this steam train. Check it out!

Surround Sound Effects:Steam train 蒸気機関車の通過 by surround2011


Jabo Giddens usually sticks to electronic dance music — but lucky for us, he also makes some cool field recordings. The rhythms of the freight train chugging down the track in this recording almost sound like electronic percussion, even! Give it a listen.

Freight Train field recordings by Jabo Giddens


Frank Bry, who goes by the appropriate name of The Recordist, makes all kinds of great professional recordings. So his cool train pass-by sound, from his hometown of Sagle, Idaho, is no surprise! It’s pretty amazing the kind of sounds you can capture while on the road on a train trip.

Train Pass By 3-13-2011 Number 2 by therecordist

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

photo: Train by ELEOTH

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