Found Sounds: Echo (echo)
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!
One of the great things about SoundCloud is how your sounds can seem to bounce around the whole web. Figuratively speaking, that is — your sound may bounce from your Facebook profile off a friend’s wall into a strangers ears for the first time, but that’s all just online. But when sounds are literally bouncing off walls, SoundCloud is there for that too. And if you don’t believe it, check out some of the great echo and reverb sounds we’ve picked out of the ‘Cloud.
Our first sound today comes from SoundCloud user David Michael. The recording of a woodpecker would be interesting enough in any acoustic setting, but the incredibly long reverb in Ferd’s Bog really bump in up to the next level. To top it off, a second woodpecker starts up at a distance, giving a real feeling of space. Give it a listen!
Woodpeckers in Ferd’s Bog by David Michael
The next echo sound comes from what must be one of the top echo destinations in the world. Teufelsberg, an artificial hill just outside of Berlin, is a sonic experience that’s been captured by many — even a few SoundCloud employees. But rarely is it recorded as impressively as in this sound by Richard Devine.
Field Recordings from Teufelsberg Listening Station Berlin, Germany by RichardDevine
Our final sound today comes from Colin Chung in Sydney, Australia. He’s run his guitar through a beautiful analog effects unit, the Roland SRE-555. Give it a listen as he runs through the settings. He says in the track description: “There is nothing digital that sounds like this or is this tweakable,” and this sound makes you believe it.
Roland SRE-555 live tweaking – analog chorus, tape echo, spring reverb and sound-on-sound by CoolColJ
That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.