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    Sekishi, thanks for posting the sound of the wild relatives of my girls.
    With time and swollen body parts, I've learned to tell the difference between calm and aggressive bee-hive-sound ;-)



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    Short recording from Shoka: https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...n-at-the-light

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    Water flowing through a cave, with a slight echo. Please excuse my video intro. Since I began making nature videos, I became acutely aware of how difficult it is to film nature uninterrupted by humans. For example, while filming a Nature landscape over a conservation area, it takes mere minutes before a plane flies over head, a far off bulldozer is noticed or the Toronto to Montreal Via Rail comes blasting through. The wind is an interesting one, without special recording devices, the wind when recorded does not sound like the experience, when it hits the microphone, what you get is more of a loud crackle. Not a problem for me, but when trying to create scenes for others to enjoy, it is not so enjoyable. Funny though, listening to Sekishis talk, I became very aware of my own expectations of sound only when I was actively attempting to record it. As if it were an interruption, when the "wrong" sound presented itself. When not recording, I don't even think I heard these distractions, or perhaps blocked them out.


    I often use freesound.org to find more pleasurable sounding audio to match a particular video when the original audio is interrupted by highway traffic for example. But whenever I can, sounds like the above are just perfect for what I am looking for. As they are.

    One thing that struck me that I had not considered, as Daizan put it...Shuttering our senses because we are obsorbed in a story line. I find this interesting because I've never consciously used sound to help me stay present, but as I think about it, it makes sense. It is often the storyline that keeps the senses from observing the sound itself.

    Gassho, Kyotai
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    Ps. Great sound contributions everyone. I particularly enjoyed Seishen-Do's 360 degree panorama and the others too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Short recording from Shoka: https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...n-at-the-light

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sat #lah
    I particularly love the sound of rain and it is such an easy one to record. Very loud and unlikely to have background sounds overtop it. I grew up on an old farm house, next to my bedroom window was a steel roof, which I often snuck out on when I needed a break from the craziness of a big family. The sound of rain on that roof was annoying to most, but I loved it. I would listen to it at night.

    Thank you Shoka, that sounds like rain on a windo.

    Thank you to Daizan and Sekishi for this wonderful thread.

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    Last edited by Kyotai; 08-02-2017 at 08:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyotai View Post
    I particularly love the sound of rain and it is such an easy one to record. Very loud and unlikely to have background sounds overtop it. I grew up on an old farm house, next to my bedroom window was a steel roof, which I often snuck out on when I needed a break from the craziness of a big family. The sound of rain on that roof was annoying to most, but I loved it. I would listen to it at night.
    Another rain recording for you Kyotai: https://soundcloud.com/circumjacence...ng-heavy-storm

    This one starts with a thunderstorm a few miles off and ends when the tornado signature was spotted about a mile away from our house (and I brought the recording equipment in). Which is to say, by the end of the recording it is almost white noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotei View Post
    Sekishi, thanks for posting the sound of the wild relatives of my girls.
    With time and swollen body parts, I've learned to tell the difference between calm and aggressive bee-hive-sound ;-)
    So how did the wild hive sound - calm or aggressive? I spent a bunch of time just sitting on the ground near the hive before putting a microphone up to their front door, so hopefully they were not too agitated.

    Also, I know of at least one other bee-keeping Treeleafer, which I think is sort of cool.

    Gassho,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Another rain recording for you Kyotai: https://soundcloud.com/circumjacence...ng-heavy-storm

    This one starts with a thunderstorm a few miles off and ends when the tornado signature was spotted about a mile away from our house (and I brought the recording equipment in). Which is to say, by the end of the recording it is almost white noise.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sat #lah
    Very nice sound. Thank you for sharing. We don't get too many tornadoes where I live. Maybe a few a summer touch down in my area.

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  9. #59
    Kyotai and Sekishi ... you two are masters, lovely work and sounds!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    Kyotai and Sekishi ... you two are masters, lovely work and sounds!!!

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    Ahh shucks. .

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    Lets keep in mind that this project is about ALL the sounds of our lives. That includes both the beautiful, artful, and "meditative", but also the artless and uncomfortable, inane and incidental. It includes the dentist's drill and the tranquil lake, the argument next door and the wind in the cedars, the fart in the bathroom and laughter of kids in the playground. It is about waking to it all. There is no such thing as a "Zen" recording.... it is all "Zen".


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    Last edited by RichardH; 08-03-2017 at 11:44 AM.

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    Listen to Alex and daddy bike ride.m4a by Shawn Leahy 1 #np on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.com/shawn-leahy-1...-bike-ride-m4a

    A short clip, biking down the road with my 6 year old. Cars passing.

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    Listen to Chat during thunderstorm by Shawn Leahy 1 #np on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.com/shawn-leahy-1...g-thunderstorm

    Sat in the garage watching a big storm with my son.

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    Hi Sekishi,

    the wild hive sounds busy, but calm to me.
    Of course its different with my honey-bees, but in general, frequency goes up and sound is more 'coordinated', when mobilising.

    There are some projects coming up the last months (free and commercial), about recording and processing hive sounds, for predicting bee-haviour.
    Different frequencies from different bee-jobs, up to a very clear toot-toot-toooooot, when the queen tells to leave the hive ;-).
    More low frequency sounds means more workers, that have nothing to do, which leads to swarming of the hive, etc.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sattoday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    So how did the wild hive sound - calm or aggressive? I spent a bunch of time just sitting on the ground near the hive before putting a microphone up to their front door, so hopefully they were not too agitated.

    Also, I know of at least one other bee-keeping Treeleafer, which I think is sort of cool.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sat #lah
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    The sounds of our feet while traveling in this world. =)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    The sounds of our feet while traveling in this world. =)



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    Nice! You live in a beautiful part of the world Shingen. My wife and I visited the Island two years ago and it made a lasting impression on us. I know we'll end up back there some time in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awarren View Post
    Nice! You live in a beautiful part of the world Shingen. My wife and I visited the Island two years ago and it made a lasting impression on us. I know we'll end up back there some time in the future.

    Gassho
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    If you do, it would be good to see you! Or maybe one of these days I come out East ... there is a lot of member's out there, we could have a big meet up. =)

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    I love the sound of footsteps on a trail. Especially if there is some texture, like gravel or something crunchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    The sounds of our feet while traveling in this world. =)



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    5:07, thought the stump was a Grizzly for a second..luckily you had Bodhi = path security

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyotai View Post
    5:07, thought the stump was a Grizzly for a second..luckily you had Bodhi = path security

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    Oh yah ... he is my body guard for sure! =)

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    Been enjoying all these recordings so far. I have made quite a few but deleted them due to too much wind rush across my phones mic - anyone know of a fury phone sock. I know I should accept them as they are but they've been a bit too heavy interference wise.

    Was at the beach yesterday and enjoyed the sounds of the waves breaking but again too much wind for a good recording. Anyway the weather has changed again so these were taken this morning. At the house when I let the chickens out (overflowing water butt, raindrops on garden table and passing traffic), then recording from the courtyard and another down by the river under trees with the our dog.......no panting today.

    https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/mo...assing-traffic

    https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/sound-of-rain

    https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/sounds-of-rain-ii

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    Beautiful, Shingen and Seishin-Do.

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    Shoka's Recording: Treeleafers on BART:
    https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...eld-recordings

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    I added recordings from Seishin Do and Daizan to our playlist. There are now 19 recordings on the playlist:
    https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...eld-recordings

    Update: I added Kyotai's recordings too, so now we are up to 21.

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    Last edited by Sekishi; 08-13-2017 at 06:13 PM.
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    Hi,

    I can't post a link to this, but I have tinnitus. So there's a high-pitched whistle that underscores all other sound. When the ENT doctor asked me to say when it was most noticeable, I said when I do zazen. But it's really no different from any other sound. Fedex truck drives by, dog barks, tinnitus. It's all practice.

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    While the Oakland/SF Retreat has been running I've been doing some late night sitting. Took time off last night to watch the Perseid meteor showers. Only a few meteors visible due to clouds wafting in and out but recorded this around midnight. Just night time crickets and the odd wee beastie on the edge of our courtyard. May need to max the volume.

    https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/midnight-star-gazing

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    Hi Meishin;

    My tinnitus is only there when I listen for it. It disappears during zazen.
    Jundo says miracles during zazen never cease e

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Hi Meishin;

    My tinnitus is only there when I listen for it. It disappears during zazen.
    Jundo says miracles during zazen never cease e

    gashho, Shokai

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    Who is this "I" who listens for it, Shokai?

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    Last edited by Meishin; 08-13-2017 at 11:56 PM.

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    Don't know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Don't know
    Don't know either. Also don't know how my post managed to be deleted when I attempted to edit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meishin View Post
    Don't know either. Also don't know how my post managed to be deleted when I attempted to edit it.
    Moderators can undelete. Let me know if you want your post restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seishin-Do View Post
    While the Oakland/SF Retreat has been running I've been doing some late night sitting. Took time off last night to watch the Perseid meteor showers. Only a few meteors visible due to clouds wafting in and out but recorded this around midnight. Just night time crickets and the odd wee beastie on the edge of our courtyard. May need to max the volume.
    Very nice. Subtle texture.

    I've added it to the playlist.

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    Something different. ............. A bit of "cheating" on this one. I recorded a short jog with me and our dog this morning but the wind rush was a bit too intense. So I've just ran it though my recording software, Reaper, then added an EQ to try and clean it up a bit. Just for a bit of fun I added an Crowd Chamber effect called Many Monks ( x 60), then added a WAVES Vocal Plugin and tweaked the settings a little. End result is Prog Rock Synth style backing to my dogs claws on the tarmac as we jog down the road - my footfalls filtered out along with the low freq.

    https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/jo...he-dog-tweaked


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daizan View Post




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    Beautiful Daizan, I could listen to that all day.

    Sat


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  37. #87
    Hello,
    I enjoy, listening to your worlds, thank you.

    Attached, pls. find an audio and a video+audio version of a swarm of homo veloensis, I was lucky to spot in the woods yesterday.


    https://soundcloud.com/ralf-prehn-35...homo-veloensis




    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotei View Post
    Hello,
    I enjoy, listening to your worlds, thank you.

    Attached, pls. find an audio and a video+audio version of a swarm of homo veloensis, I was lucky to spot in the woods yesterday.


    https://soundcloud.com/ralf-prehn-35...homo-veloensis




    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    ...and the ambulances coming up the rear. That is wonderful. It somehow seems very German... green, healthy, well organized, with a small footprint.

    Gassho
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    This can also be an submission here. Zazen at Dallas Airport, flights being called, children playing, bar noise in the background, CNN blaring coverage of the Texas Hurricane .... stillness amid life on the move ...



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    At the Annual CNE fair in Toronto yesterday. According to the announcer ( a visiting U.S. airforce officer) this is the sound of a "full spectrum dominance weapons platform", an F-22. Being this sound was a very different experience than being the sound of rain yesterday morning while sitting. It completely filled the body with vibration, and was strangely frightening and pleasurable in one feeling. There have been calls to discontinue the airshows over this city, because it is home to many new arrivals from war zones, who suffer from PTSD. The airshows will continue.






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    Wow! That's amazing. It's actually kind of nostalgic for me, as my Dad used to bring us to air shows a lot when I was a kid. I remember the Harrier showing off its hovering capability overhead.
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    Reminded me of the Farnbrough air show, late 60s early 70s and seeing/hearing an F1 Phantom take off. Man that was loud !

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  44. #94
    Sounds 8,9 &10
    http://www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/public...ds-of-tinnitus

    Decreases with the sound of a baby's laugh.

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    Back in July Doshin sent me a great post-monsoon video of toads coming up from underground. But I didn't notice the message until today -- my apologies to all!

    Now however, the audio is in our Soundcloud playlist:
    https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...eld-recordings

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    Also, here is a recent recording of a summer thunderstorm from Shoka:
    https://soundcloud.com/treeleaf-zend...eld-recordings

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  47. #97
    perfect thread. i'd include the sense of smell too.

    currently :
    im at home, the rain just stopped
    i smell earth and light tangy notes from my essential oil burner




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    Last edited by taiyaki; 09-26-2017 at 10:29 AM. Reason: video didnt show up oops

  48. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by taiyaki View Post
    perfect thread. i'd include the sense of smell too.

    currently :
    im at home, the rain just stopped
    i smell earth and light tangy notes from my essential oil burner




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    Beautiful. Thank you.

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    Lovely Ryk. I also have wonder about capturing such smells when making my recordings. If only we had the technology. One day perhaps for now words will have to do.

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    we could at least try our best with words....



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