Found Sounds: Catch A Wave!

Found Sounds: Catch A Wave!

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!

We’re coming up on July, and the real heat of summer starts now. Some of us are lucky enough to take a break and continue browsing SoundCloud from the beach, but most of us have to spend most of the summer working at a desk and, you know, wearing shoes and stuff. For those in the second category, this week’s Found Sounds is for you: the best wave crashing sounds in the ‘Cloud, perfect for popping on some headphones, kicking up the feet, and making a beach day right in the office.

Today’s first sound comes from SoundCloud superstar Tim Prebble. In a blog post about capturing the sound, he talks about the unusual recordings you get when turning the mic towards constricted ocean waves. In this example, he’s stuck the mic through a crack in the rocks in Muriwai, New Zealand. Great sound, Tim!

Muriwai waves through crack in rock by timprebble


Coming up next in the world of waves, we’ve got Surround2011 with a wave track from just under a year ago. As with some of the other high quality recordings on SoundCloud, it really merits a listen with headphones and eyes closed. This one’s a bit longer, too, clocking in at a touch over six minutes, so plenty of time to zone out and get into it. You might find that drinking from a drink with a little umbrella in it helps.

Beach Waves 3 by surround2011


And speaking of donning headphones: you’ll really want to do it for this next one, which is a binaural recording of massive waves off of Ajuy Beach, in Fuerteventura (in the Canary Islands). Friend of Found Sounds mattt is responsible for this sound, which surely must win the award for most wave-like waveform, no?

Massive waves, Ajuy Beach, Fuerteventura (binaural) by mattt

photo: Crashing waves over sunset by Christopher Harriot released under CC BY 2.0

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

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