Found Sounds: I Can Hear Them Sirens Comin’

Found Sounds: I Can Hear Them Sirens Comin’

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community series 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!

Photo by davidsonscott15

Alarmingly loud, this weeks Found Sounds are used as warnings, and to keep us safe. I took a look in to the ‘cloud to find the sounds of sirens. Police, Ambulances, fire engines all have sirens and are used to keep us safe, they use these high pitch sounds to warn us something is happening and to make people aware. But it’s interesting how these sounds are not universal, and how they’re translated differently from country to country.

‘Nee naw, nee naw, nee naw’, the sounds of a siren pierce everything around you. How do they translate for you? Here’s an ambulance in Spain cutting through the streets to bring safety:

Ambulancia polícia by Nilo Dias Cabral

In Italy things don’t seem to be as piercing, but they still do the job and tell people that help is on it’s way!

Italian Ambulance by petrecrice

Photo by gwire

In some cities the sounds of sirens don’t stop all night. They become a part of the ambient sound of the city. This is definitely the case in New York City; as you can see from this ambient sound of the city, and the comments of the NYC citizens on the track:

New York City Street by thingstocome

We’ve all heard a siren at some point in our life, whatever city you’re in the guys driving the emergency service vehicles are doing a great job to keep us safe, and we thank them for that! Keep those sirens sounding.

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

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