Category: Sound Of The Day

Wolf Howl Sound Effect to Assemble the Pack

March 28, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

It was a full moon last night, and depending on your location, you might have been lucky enough to hear one of these wolf howls. Wolves howl for a number of reasons, most commonly to assemble the pack before a hunt. In perfect conditions, their howls can be heard within …

Stock Market Bell to End a Record-Setting Day for the Dow

March 5, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

This stock market bell marks the beginning and ending of each day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. Interestingly it was’t always a bell. Originally, the sound of a gavel was used, then in the 1800’s the sound of a gong marked the beginning and end of trading. …

Beach Ambience Sound

February 20, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

In the middle of a cold winter here in New York, it’s always nice to daydream about being on the beach on a warm summer day.  I recommend listening to this beach ambience sound from the BBC Nature Sound Effects Library to enhance the experience! Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This …

Crowded Street Sounds from New Orleans

February 7, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

The city of New Orleans has been in the spotlight since hosting the Super Bowl, and the city will again draw hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate Mardi Gras on and around “Fat Tuesday,” which falls on February 12th this year.  If you’re not lucky enough to be in …

Chimpanzee Hoots to Rile Up Your Inner Monkey

December 12, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Were you aware that Chimps, still endangered by habitat destruction and poaching for their meat, use tools and weapons to defend themselves? They’ve been known to use hollow sticks in order to extract insects from crevices and holes, and also wield large branches as clubs or projectiles against leopards and …

Turkey Gobble Sound for Thankful Sound Junkies

November 21, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Did you know that despite their paunch, turkeys would rather sleep on a perch or tree limb? They’re safe from predators up high. On a semi-related note: It is not advised that you try to do the same to evade your visiting relatives this Thanksgiving. Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This …

Salmon Swimming Sound for Those About to Slosh

November 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

You’re familiar with the plight of the salmon: theirs is a life spent swimming upstream, in both fresh and salt water, plagued all the way by bears and fishermen’s nets. The Pacific salmon never repeats this cycle. It makes the round trip to the stream where it hatched, spawns the …

Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

November 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

If the rainforest were like high school, then black spider monkeys—despite longish arms some might call freakish, or at least disproportionate—are basically the popular kids. Quite the socialite, the black spider monkey tends to hang in groups of two to three dozen at a time. Although still fairly healthy in …

Indian Elephant Call for Trumpeting Your Arrival

October 30, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Indian elephants are distinguished by their small ears (vs. the larger ones of the African elephant). Behind them are very soft spots, often called the knuckle, which trainers and riders steer with their feet. Some will live upwards of 70 years; all are protected by the Endangered Species Act due …

Macaw Flight Call to Mark Your Territory

October 25, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Macaws are an endangered species, and one of the most colorful members of the parrot family. Their loud calls help them communicate within a flock, stake out territory and identify one another. That’s why they squawk with such force: they need to be loud enough to cut through rain forest …