Urban Crows is a library full of interesting sounds of single crows and swarms.
These proud birds deserve a lot more attention than they usually get. They are amazingly intelligent, social and by no means aggressive or monotonous when it comes to their communication capabilities.
The library evolved throughout winter 2015/16 and was taken from the attic of a house surrounded by trees were the crows frequently stayed overnight. It was a great pleasure to record them arriving in the evenings as well as hearing them chatting during the dawn. They have a huge arsenal of clearly distinguishable single caws, funny sighs or nervous screams that often evolved to a huge cluster of noises that became stronger when the church bells began to ring and the sun came up.
All of these sounds are represented in Urban Crows library. Each files is meticulously meta-tagged so that finding the appropriate sound is easy.
The recordings were done in Mid-Side stereo, with Sennheiser MKH-70 shotgun for a strong mid-signal and AKG-C394B for the ambience.
Urban Crows is available in three formats:
requires Ableton Live 8/9, 16 Instrument Racks, 200 MB.
15 Broadcast WAV files with embedded description in 24/48 resolution, 200 MB content.
31 Broadcast WAV files with embedded description in 24/96 resolution, 2.9 GB content.