View Full Version : What about FAVOURITE SOUNDS?

1st Nov 2001, 14:23
Don't know if there was a topic about favourite sounds before? Anyway..

My favourite sound of all times is the sound of THE RAIN. Especially at night, when I'm cuddling up to him in bed, I love listening to that sound!

I love the sound of the Ocean.

I love the sound of a text message on my mobile.

There are more nice sounds, tell about them later.

What about you? Are there any sounds you love? Maybe sounds that turn you on, bring back some sweet memories etc.?

1st Nov 2001, 14:36
The sound of a really big thunderstorm.
The sea.
3,000 voices and the first dozen or so chords of "Worthy Is The Lamb" filling every crevice of the Royal Albert Hall.
Uillean and Northumbrian pipes. (Sorry Flypuppy - the octopus rates rather lower! ;))
Julia Roberts telling me "PLEASE come back to bed and do it one more time..." - well, I can dream, can't I? :D

tony draper
1st Nov 2001, 15:05
There's a wee black bird that returns every year early in the spring and sits on a chimney in back of me,(help Draper's started to speak American), he sings his little head off at dawn,love that sound.
The sea of course, and rain on a tent when your nice and snug in a sleeping bag.
Ships foghorns in the distance, a melancholy sad sound, never heard it for years.
And old steam train whistles way in the distance again , another very evocative sound for some reason.
A lone aircraft droning across the sky in the early hours, clip clop of horses hooves on cobbles, don't hear that now either.
Drapers list could be endless. :)

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Feeton Terrafirma
1st Nov 2001, 15:19
I love the sound she makes just as .........

oohhh :eek: Can I say that here these days?

henry crun
1st Nov 2001, 15:19
When I was a nipper a nightingale used to sing in the laburnam tree just a few yards from my bedroom window.
Lovely sound but the little b*stard used to keep me awake.

1st Nov 2001, 16:08
Rain on a tin roof.
The ocean in all its moods.
Big big big thunderstorms - they can never be long enough, loud enough or dramatic enough for me.
A cat purring.
Australian magpies.
An old hand-pushed lawn mower.
Chorus of The Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco by Verdi)
The wind in the trees.

compressor stall
1st Nov 2001, 16:19
1. "Orrrrrhhh, Arrrrrh, Yes Stalllie, ooorrr ahhhh, yesss oohhh Aaarrrrr omigod.... ooohhhhh arrrrr Stallie, yes yes aaarrr AAAARRRHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGH!!!"

2. The indescribable silence of the Australian outback

3. Recruiting department from ***airlines telling you that you have a job.

4. A Mercedes W196 at full noise

5. "Oooh, I have never done that before, but have always wanted to" :eek:

Biggles Flies Undone
1st Nov 2001, 16:52
A Merlin-engined Spitfire
Audi Quattro in the forests
A V8 on the track
Children’s laughter
The wind through the trees in a forest
The sea
A thunderstorm
“Who fancies another beer?”

1st Nov 2001, 20:10
1. The noise the Aprilia RSV 1000 I rode this morning doing 160mph

2. David Gilmour's Strat (when he's playing it obviously)

1st Nov 2001, 20:22
you forgot a Lancia Stratos (or even an Escort RS mk II) in the forests, preferably at night, so the whole thing has a prelude of lasers waving in the sky, the other side of the mountain. Magic.

and on the music front - what about the first bars of Handel's Zadok the Priest - before the chorus buts in. Sublime.

Or BB King - even on a bad day.

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1st Nov 2001, 20:33
A spitfire at 100 ft agl ( or course).
Lightning with full afterburners on (a memory of my youth in Lancashire).
Any British Motorcycle made before 1960.
The cry of the loon ( the bird I mean ).
Any guitar work by Mark Knopfler, Richard Thompson or Martin Carthy.
A pre pubescent choir boy singing a solo in a church.
A steam train starting up.
A Huey at full bore .

Biggles Flies Undone
1st Nov 2001, 20:39
skua, I've spent many hours in forests watching rallies and I could have listed loads more evocative sounds like the Stratos, Integrale, 205T16, 6R4 etc but I didn't want to bore everyone! I chose the Quattro because of the unique sound from the 5 cylinder engine... evokes memories of Mikkola, Blomquist, Mouton, Rohrl.... those cars were simply awesome :eek:

Bird Strike
1st Nov 2001, 20:50
My hubby
Concorde taking off
Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma
Favourite music (mostly violin)
Our cat purring

1st Nov 2001, 22:44
Dad..Dad!!! You're hone...Whaddya get me...?!!!

The buzzsaw sound of the AA 777 RDU-LGW at 6:45PM.

The dog trying to explain something without barking..rowrrowww...roRROwwRROOOWowwwrow.

A ripping thunderstorm.

Bacon sizzling.

Children singing.

A good authentic accent from almost anywhere.

The train racing through town at night- whistle blowing, the rumble of the engine and the clack of the wheels along the rails.

"You want a beer?"

"The order is your's" (Along with "here's your check (cheque)").

Many others...


1st Nov 2001, 23:05
Anything by J S Bach

A gas turbine starting up.

The sound of milk bottles being deposited at my front door

A fog horn sounding from a long way off(just barely discernible)

Foxes calling on frosty nights

The sound of an old fashioned cash register ringing up a sale.

tony draper
1st Nov 2001, 23:22
Had a Memory Moog Synthesiser once, just for messing about with sound,never was much of a keyboard player, it had a effect called glide, if you hit the lowest bass note then the highest, it would cycle up thru all the frequencies, played thru a good echo unit and a phase shifter that sound used to blow my mind.
A simple soul is Draper.

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1st Nov 2001, 23:31
Rolls-Royce Conway. Aaaah.

2nd Nov 2001, 01:57
A RR Spey up close and angry on a cold morning. You feel it more than hear it.
P&W R1340 with a two bladed prop wound up and ready to go.
Wolves howling. Every hair on your body stands at attention.
The seashore on a foggy morning.
A radial engine cooling down
Not nice, but the sound of the wind in a burned over forest is hard to forget.

2nd Nov 2001, 06:27
My daughters voice
A RR Griffon
Michael Schumacher hitting 20.000 RPM in his F1 at Monza
The Tifosi at Monza when Michael hits the limiter
My Ducati 996 above 8.500 RPM
A woman crying out her orgasm

But perhaps best of all, the silence when standing on top of a mountain on a clear winters day just before you set off on the first trip of the day. Magic

2nd Nov 2001, 08:53
I love the sound that my schools MD500 makes as its firin' up. clk clk WHOOSH wiiiirrrrrr.... yea that and a thunderstorm rolling across the hills.

The Nr Fairy
2nd Nov 2001, 10:07
Turbine helicopter starting up ( the smell helps ).

Listening to my son ( 21 months ) breathing while he's asleep.

Organ music - especially when you hear the real thing in a BIG church.

2nd Nov 2001, 11:21
The sound of a Ducati superbike coming round Siberia up into Lukey Heights at Phillip Island...


Feeton Terrafirma
2nd Nov 2001, 13:50
There is one sound that almost as good sex.

My HSV GTS - 5000 RPM in 5th at 160 mph with 1500 RPM and a gear to go :)

and then there's:

Beethovens 9th Symphony - no singing, just the music
heavy rain on the tin roof
thunderstorms - long and loud
Barnesy singing Khe Sanh
Top Fuel rail at full song ( you feel it more than hear it)
and lastly, what Stallie, said, the eire silence of the Aussie outback at dawn

2nd Nov 2001, 14:04
Gotta agree with ya feeton.
Beethoven's 9th, and rain on a tin roof.
Not at the same time though! :rolleyes:

2nd Nov 2001, 15:46

aaaaaaaaaaaaah, sweet nostalgia. Them really were the days!

Send Clowns
2nd Nov 2001, 15:59
Favourite sounds

*Merlin-engined Spitfire (my 'shutdown' sound on windows!)
*SeaKing winding up the main rotor
*The voice of the girl I'm missing
*My friend Shelley's accent - from outside Belfast but brought up in Canada
*Beethoven's ninth - I agree Feeton mate
*Billy, my landlady's 3-year-old son trying to explain about the latest creature to amaze him.
*Lycoming OH-540 260 hp winding up in front of me.
*TVR Tuscan Speed 6. BMW are right - straight 6 is better than V6. Pity they build such ugly, dull cars, so has to be a TVR.
*Rain on the tin roof of the machinary shed, when we were safe in the "escape line" on survival exercise

Most heart-stopping sounds :

*A car crash (very distinctive crash, crunch, bang of suddenly deforming panels as stress is exceded or exploding windows and tinkle of glass falling)
*A rattlesnake :eek:

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2nd Nov 2001, 17:28
The loud sounds of nature in the Top End; wind, thunder, rain, waves from storms on Nightcliff rocks, cockatoos morning strafing runs, stone curlews in the night.
The sound of my kids....asleep :D
The silence of the outback - you have to feel it to believe it :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

2nd Nov 2001, 17:40
When you camp on the field at Oshkosh, there is this insane Norwegian inbred Wisconsin bachelor farmer that takes to the public address system promptly at 7am and does 5 minutes of yodelling to wake the dead, every day. The sound echoes up and down the 1 mile flightline, bouncing off the tails of the warbirds and sides of hangars. I've been almost every year since '88 and it still chokes me up.

At least once, they'll get every T-6 they can get cranked into formation and fly slowly overhead - the most I ever saw was 71. 71 radials in formation - that's what heaven will sound like.

Oh... don't forget the "Slam Click!" of my hotel room door behind me after a 20 hour duty day.....

2nd Nov 2001, 18:07
Anything related to aircraft of any type.

The wind.

The muffled morning silence of a day when snow is falling.

Hard pounding rain, puts me to sleep anytime.

The soft breathing (not wheezing) of a female partner sleeping next to me at night.

just some of them ...

2nd Nov 2001, 18:11
The sound of my own voice.

2nd Nov 2001, 18:48
Ha! Good one....

3rd Nov 2001, 16:59
A big block chevy at full noise.

Oh Yeah.

PPRuNe Radar
3rd Nov 2001, 17:04
BFU saying 'It's my round, what are you having ?'

I dream of hearing that one day ;)