CLICK TO HEAR THE SOUNDS OF NATURE
Turn ON your speakers, crank up the volume, and put away the bug spray!
Current list of categories and sound files
1: elkbellow 2: flying fox 3: flying fox2
1: an ocean getaway 2: branding kort 3: crashing surf 4: gentle sea on flat beach 5: lapping waves and gulls 6: ocean spray 7: quick waves 8: rolling surf 9: rough ocean 10: surf on rocks 11: tidal pool and waves 12: waves and spray
1: blackbird 2: black capped chickadee 3: black crow 4: blue heron 5: bluejay 6: blue martins 7: buzzard 8: buzzard heat 9: cardinal 10: cardinal song 11: chickadee 12: crow 13: cuckoo 14: curlew 15: dove 16: kookaburra 17: loon 18: meadowlark 19: menuraalberti 20: pheasant 21: pheasant call 22: quail 23: redblackbird 24: robin 25: rubythroat 26: rufous and white wren 27: short toed eagles 28: skylark 29: songsparrow 30: songthrush 31: woodpecker 32: woodthrush 33: woodthrush long 34: wren
Birds of Prey
1: eagle 2: owl 3: night owl 4: peregrine falcon
Crackle of fire
1: camp fire burning 2: crackle fire 3: chimney fire 4: forest reborn 5: quiet campfire 4min 6: roaring fire
1: bats hunting
Drums and Rhythms
1: bongo high 2: bongo man 3: darbuka 4: hugedrum 5: kwazi shaker conga 6: psychedelic seven 7: shake darbuka
1: frogs and such 2: jungle frogs 3: lobo dusk frogs 4: talking frogs 5: peepers 6: singers 7: tree frog 8: tree frog concert 9: tree frog duett 10: water frogs 11: waterfrogs 2008
1: bunting 2: cicadas 3: evening majic 4: evening noise 3min 5: grasshopper song 6: grassland 7: happy crickets 8: honeybee cistus 9: honeybees echium 10: meadow of insect song 11: quiet crickets 12: texan crickets 3min
1: backyard rain 2: distant rumbling 3: fresco thunder 4: hail light 3min 5: hailstorm 3min 6: quiet rain 7: rain 8: rain heavy 9: rain light 10: spring storm 5min 11: thunder 12: thunder before rain 13: thunder boom 14: thunder booming 15: thunder deep rolling 16: thunder large 17: thunder rumble 18: thunder strike 19: very strong thunder
1: little black rain cloud 2: musicxmt 3: silent night 4: waltz off flowers
1: catalpa canyon 2: eagle feather 3: flutedance 4: flute track 5: happy bird 6: haunted canyon 7: little E 8: overblow echo
1: dusk in the forest 2: frogs 3min 3: indian woodland 3min 4: naturescapes 3min 5: pine lake 3min
1: hedge ambiance 2: rainforest at night 3: rainforest morning chorus 4: rainforest riflebird 5: rainforest whipbird 3min 6: rainforest whipbird2 3min
1: brook 2: colorado stream 3: glen haven 4: kids and a fountain 5: relax by the fountain
1: light wind with chimes 2: light wind with chimes 3min 3: path wind 4: poplar wind 5: vento variable
1: bamboo wind chimes 2: chimes from the far away 3: chimes of lust 4: chimes of nature 5: chimes of wonder 6: harmonic high 7: low chimes and birds
Quick start guide
- Consult the interactive help window above to learn about Sensiri’s buttons and other player specifics.
- Sensiri loads the sounds from our online database. Make sure all is well with your internet connectivity.
- Start the program. The user interface will open and display player 1.
- Click on the drop-down menu labeled “Select a Category”. Choose your desired genre of sound.
- You will notice that the drop-down menu on the right now contains a sound file name. Press play if you want to hear this sound or click on the sound file menu to select a different sound.
- If you haven’t yet, click on the play button.
- Set your desired sound level using the volume buttons or the up and down arrows on the keyboard.
- Pan the sound using the pan buttons or the left and right arrows on the keyboard.
- Now it’s time to add another player. Press the add player button to add player 2. You can add up to seven players. Access the other players by clicking on the multi-colored buttons at the bottom of the interface or use the spacebar.
- Go back to step 4 to load another sound.
Hints and Tips
- Ctrl key
The control key is used to set levels to their maximum or minimum. Ctrl-VolumeUp = full volume, Ctrl-PanLeft = full left balance. The control key can be used with the play and stop buttons and will play all the sounds or stop all the sounds.
- Move the player
To move the player around your desktop just click and drag on any part of the player that is not a button (the skin).
- Quick changes
Use the spacebar and the keyboard arrows to quickly change the sound levels of the seven players.
- Volume differences
The sound files are at various volume levels, just use the interface volume control to balance out the seven players.
- Loop control
When you play a sound it will repeat indefinitely, creating a loop. This setting is called automatic. To add some life and unpredictability to the sound loop try the random setting. The purpose of this setting is to create realistic animal and bird sounds. If you set an eagle sound to play randomly it brings the bird to life instead of just repeating every couple of seconds. The last setting is manual. This setting is for precise and consistent loop control.
- Become a DJ
You can load and reload different sounds to the seven players and change settings as many times as you want. You can become a nature sounds DJ. Just open up your computers “sound recorder” program and start recording. Record as much as you like, create an hour long nature sound set just the way you like it. Take your new recording on the road with you by uploading it into an mp3 player. Depending on your operating systems settings it may be necessary to convert the recording to mp3 format.
- Long file warning
Longer files are marked as follows: (thesoundfilename 3min) The “3min” tells the user that this sound is at least 3 minutes long. For dial-up users, this is a warning that this file might take a while to load compared to the other files.
- Mp3 gap
The sounds this program uses are mp3 files. Mp3 files contain information other than music, they have id3 data that contains artist info, comments and many other tidbits. If you try to loop an mp3 track there will be a small sound gap, creating a skip in your loop. This program has a default setting of 0.20 seconds that trims off this sound gap, for the most part.