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Re: sound events database

Hi -

You might be interested in the "Sound Events" database from CMU's Auditory Lab.

The events are not exactly the type you describe, but they're cleanly recorded and with plenty of details of the recording setup, so may be close to what you're after.


Ernesto Accolti wrote:
Dear List,

Anyone knows where could I find a calibrated database of sound events?

I mean events like car, trucks and motorcycle passby, birds, dogs ...
alarms. It is better if they are far from the background noise and
each event in a separated wavefile or very distant in time (not

The sounds that I am searching must not be in loosely compression
formats and must have a calibration reference  (e.g.) in order to know
the sound pressure level that represents the full scale of the file.

I will appreciate any help.

Best regards,

Ernesto Accolti.
PhD student

Built Environment Control Laboratory
Second University of Naples
Aversa (Ce), Italy

Laboratory of Acoustics and Electroacoustics
National University of Rosario
Rosario, Argentina

Dan Stowell
Centre for Digital Music
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS