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Old 12th Jan 2021, 17:50
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I agree with all of the above.
The sound of an SR-71 Blackbird revving up for takeoff. But it's not just sound, it's a physical experience, the air vibrates, your innards vibrate.

Talking of the feathered variety of blackbirds, I once heard two of them in competition with each other. One sang a short song, the other sang the same song and added a coda. The first repeated this with the coda and added another coda. This back and forth lasted a few minutes. Amazing!

The chattering of sparrows in a hedgerow.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:06
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Originally Posted by Bergerie1 View Post
The rythmic sleepy swish of waves on a sandy Caribbean beach, accompanied by the warm tropic breeze rattling the fronds overhead on the coconut palms.
All that at night, with a full moon and the dull roar of the waves on the offshore reef, through open French windows A yacht's masthead light visible on passage beyond the reef.

Broken only by the soft thud of a coconut falling from a palm onto the white sand outside.

I hope this COVID is over soon...

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:26
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Here's an engine sound recording, not great quality as it's from my open mic in the cockpit. Try and guess the aircraft type from the sound in the cockpit (sorry I had to zip the file first - the forum doesn't accept mp3 sound files, it seems):
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:32
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Never flown in one but I'll hazard a guess that it's a Devon? Another lovely sound to hear of an evening...
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:33
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My wife saying " I have a itch "
Agree class 43 starting up in Kings Cross
Resuring thud thud thud of a Chinook
The sound of Freedom.....very rare now
Robins at any time due to Global.Warming
Sonic Boom. ...apt today think I heard it
Your team scores.....Pity no crowds


Hateful sound... Ching of " You have Mail "

Other Senses
Snowy mountains
Smell of engine running on 4* / Chippy when wind in right direction
Sand under feet
25 yr old Scotch....none of that foreign muck
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:43
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Far and away the best thread so far this year but deeply relieved it's not one needing judging...

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:45
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Never flown in one but I'll hazard a guess that it's a Devon? Another lovely sound to hear of an evening...
Afraid not. I rather think it may be a bit of a challenge .

The trick with the Devon was getting the two Gypsy Queens perfectly synchronised, once just right, the sound was almost mesmerising. The snag is that getting them like that could become a little bit obsessive.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:49
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All of these are lovely and, combined one after the other in no particular order, would make a powerful blank verse poem or song. Perhaps we could enlist the vocal talents of Dame Julie Andrews to sing "These are a Few of My Perfectly Perfect Sounds"! A million-seller, coming right up....

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:53
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Yes, Concorde, climbing away after a low pass at Farnborough a few years back, though to be fair it's more than just a sound.
Likewise with The Last Post an the Menin gate, gulp.

These days it's the sounds of spring, - in order, Crane migration last week of February, "Gru, Gru" next the Cuckoo and maybe early May the flute-like Golden Oriole.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:57
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" Roll your sleeve up and you might feel a little prick "
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 19:28
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A full F1 grid on the first lap in the 3.5litre era when standing right behind the barrier

Napier Deltic (the only diesel that sounds good)

Das Leid von der Erde -- Kathleen Ferrier for preference, although I'd also take Janet Baker



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Old 12th Jan 2021, 21:25
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The Australian magpie busking for a snack outside my window, or nurdling quietly away to himself after I've fed him.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 21:59
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The sound of my 1969 Bonnie at max chat!
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 22:05
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I had a feeling that recognising the sound in this post:Perfectly perfect Sounds might be a challenge.

It's the sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin 66 from within the cockpit of a Spitfire TR9, recorded whilst yours truly was flying it. Doesn't sound anything like that glorious sound heard from the ground, does it? Still a sound that I'm never likely to forget.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 23:01
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The sound of my community choir when they get a phrase (yes, just a phrase) 'just right' for the first time, followed by the knowledge that we're going to crack the piece.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 23:59
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Having had religion beaten out of me by so called Christin Brothers, I still appreciate the Plain chant singing we had to learn.
I especially Iike "Gregorio Allegri Miserere Est " as sung by the Choir of Claire College Cambridge. The top "C" notes are amazing. (On YouTube)
Other likes.
The howl of an F104 and an F4 Phantom. breaking to land.
Blue notes . Hunter and Meteor
A double loud sonic boom, al la multiple aircraft, Farnborough 1954.
A high speed low fly by with full afterburner, eg the F100 Skyblazers of the 1950s
The first cry of my newborn children.
The haunting note of a loon on a cold moonlight night. (Coldlake 1994)
The Lonely Shepherd by Gheorghe Zamfri (Pan pipes) with Andre Rieu. (I find the air can be a bit dusty, on YouTube)

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Old 13th Jan 2021, 00:54
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Engine sounds;
A pair of GTSIO-520s at take off power.
Merlins; any number at any power settings.
A 351 Cleveland V8 powered Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 111 at idle or full throttle.

Others;
Magpies nurdling in the early morning.
Kookaburras laughing, also early morning.

Or in the Aussie outback, the howling of a Dingo at dawn.
And the one and only time when, sitting on the top of a sand dune way out in the GAFA, just on dusk and watching the Sun disappear below the horizon; The sound of my own heart beating!

Also agree with a previous poster re Silent Night sung in German!
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 02:00
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The whistle and pop of the northern lights a few hundred miles from the nearest road in the Canadian autumn after the frost has silenced everything else.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 03:52
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
" Roll your sleeve up and you might feel a little prick "
Shouldn't that be "Lift your skirt up and you might feel a little prick"?
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 05:37
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Sound of rain on a tin roof at night (or anytime).
(Agree with Australian Magpies chortling - fantastic birds).
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