Sound Of The Day


Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

Published on November 16th, 2012 | by PSE

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 [&hellip... Read More

Sound Recording

Laura Sinnott prepares to record the Armagh Rhymers

Strange Places to Plant or Hide Lav Microphones

Published on November 15th, 2012 | by Laura Sinnott

In my years of record­ing sound effects and dia­logue for film and com­mer­cial pro­duc­tion I have hid­den microph­pones, mostly lav micro­phones, in all kinds of places (as I’m sure most sound recordists have). I’ve planted micro­phones [&hellip... Read More

Audio Branding


Jeff Bizub Uses Music Theory to Fix GE Engines

Published on November 14th, 2012 | by PSE

Talk about heavy metal. As you may have read, GE Engi­neer Jeff Bizub made small pock­ets of audio and engi­neer­ing geeks giddy ear­lier this year when, essen­tially, he trans­posed the fre­quen­cies of spark igni­tion engines to pre-diagnose break­downs before [&hellip... Read More

Sound Of The Day


Macaw Flight Call to Mark Your Territory

Published on October 25th, 2012 | by PSE

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 [&hellip... Read More

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Arctic Fox Pup Shriek Will Give You Chills

Published on October 23rd, 2012 | by PSE

Arc­tic fox pups are referred to as kits, whelps or cubs. Their round, com­pact bod­ies min­i­mize the sur­face area exposed to the cold, which con­serves heat. But at first they remain with their moth­ers in the [&hellip... Read More

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Marine Iguana Sneeze Sound to Ward Off Germaphobes

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by PSE

Marine igua­nas nor­mally eat under­wa­ter, from algae beds. A curi­ous result of which is sneez­ing, since, after return­ing to land, they must excrete the salt­wa­ter they’ve swal­lowed. These endan­gered crea­tures are the only sea­far­ing lizards that [&hellip... Read More

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Penguin Billing Sound for the Socially Awkward

Published on October 10th, 2012 | by PSE

We all know pen­guins as those well-dressed, black-and-white birds from the icy hin­ter­lands. Did you know that these classy (and also endan­gered) birds often greet one another by tap­ping their bills against each other’s—it’s called ‘billing’. [&hellip... Read More

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