Found Sounds: Animal farm

Found Sounds: Animal farm

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!

SoundCloud HQ is located right in the middle of Berlin — not exactly the countryside — so most of the sounds we hear each day in the office are things like subways, street musicians, and coffee machines. But that’s just a small part of the sounds that are out there, and this week we’re taking a step back to a simpler life on the farm, with farm animal themed sounds.

Up first is an amazing sound from MyFarm, the SoundCloud profile of a UK project teamed with the National Trust and aimed at reconnecting people in the UK with agriculture and food production. One part in that is providing looks and listens to scenes in farm life, and this incredible pig-feeding noise certainly makes an impression.

Pigs at feeding time by MyFarm


Up next is a sound from NEH Afghanistan, a project funded by the American National Endowment for Humanities and dedicated to digitizing and sharing Afghanistan’s heritage. There are lots of illustrative clips, voice overs, songs, and stories, and a few sound effects — like this group of goats!

goats, lots of them by nehafghanistan


SoundCloud user SoundPlusDesign in Johannesburg, South Africa, provides the final Found Sound this week, with his recording of the ambient noise inside a chicken coop. It’s amazing how social the birds are in this clip, and this recording, made with a Sennheiser MKH418s microphone, is completely unmistakable. Sounds like chicken!

Chicken Coop by SoundPlusDesign

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

photo: Ten things you can do to improve interestingness and increase chances of getting into Explore / Kevin Dooley / CC BY 2.0

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