Found Sounds: Bug fix

Found Sounds: Bug fix

Found Sounds is a 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!

There are 200 million bugs for every human being on the planet. Wow. It makes sense, then, that some of those billions of critters would be real divas — and indeed, sometimes the sounds they make are pretty remarkable. They’re probably not buzzing, chirping, and humming for our benefit, but once we turn the microphone on them, they’re the stars!

If you put a pair of headphones on, close your eyes, and listen to our first sound from Found Sounds favorite Sounds Captured, be prepared to give yourself the willies. This incredibly intimate recording of a wasps’ nest was captured by sticking a pair of microphones directly into the entrance of the nest. You can actually hear the wasps attacking the microphones — creepy!

Wasps, Recorded Using Stereo Pair Of DPA4060 Microphones by Sounds Captured


The next sound is decidedly less creepy: a single cricket serendipitously chirping right by the recording hand of Juliano Zuca, who records as ozuka in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Crickets chirps are regular and correspond to the temperature they’re in, so this little guy’s got some consistent rhythm!

Cricket by ozuka


Today’s final sound gives a good demonstration of the power of sharing sounds. Sebastiane Hegarty recorded this anonymous insect in a dipping pond in Winchester, UK, and posted it just a few weeks ago to SoundCloud. A user named L’attrape son was able to identify the bug in question as Sigara dorsalis, or a “water boatman”. Whatever it is, what a great sound!

Subterranean what? by sebastiane_hegarty

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

a bug… / Henrique Pinto / CC BY 2.0

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