Biao Tian: Animal sounds (Dan Ellis )

Subject: Biao Tian: Animal sounds
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)ICSI.BERKELEY.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 12 Nov 1996 14:28:20 PST

Dear List - I am forwarding Biao Tian's summary of responses he received concerning his inquiry for animal sounds. DAn. ------- Forwarded Message Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:14:50 -0500 To: AUDITORY(at) From: Biao Tian PhD <biao(at)> Subject: animal sounds Dear list, I have sent an inquiry about animal sounds on the internet sometimes ago and got several responses. Many thanks again to those who have responded. I also got requests to post the results. Here is a brief summary with my own comments marked with *. I hope this can benefit some of you. Biao ----------------------- To: Biao Tian PhD <biao(at)> Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 14:46:46 PDT From: "Dan Ellis" <dpwe(at)ICSI.Berkeley.EDU> Biao - I built a web interface to a commercial sound-effects CD-ROM that I worked on once. It has a wide range of CD-quality sound effects, including a range of animals: Good luck. It's a bit of a hack - it can be slow. DAn. *I found what I need there. Dan assured me that I can download them for non-commercial use. I have also got a response from Aware Inc, which sells the CD-ROM for $250.00 a piece. ------------------------ Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 17:52:06 -0400 To: biao(at) From: "Dave Mellinger" <dave(at)> Reply-To: dave(at) Try the Library of Natural Sounds at ======================================================================= David K. Mellinger, Research Associate Bioacoustics Research Program email dave(at) Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology phone +1-607-254-2431 159 Sapsucker Woods Road fax +1-607-254-2415 Ithaca, NY 14850-1999 USA Dear Biao, The cornell laboratory of ornithology has a library of natural sounds. These are mostly birds, but they have also cats, dogs, and other animal and non-animal sounds. You can get the data from them on a DAT tape and easily upload it to the computer from the tape (they may have even easier ways of doing it these days, I got a tape from them 2 years ago). You can contact them at: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker woods road Ithaca NY 14850 Library of Natural sounds: Tel. (607) 254-2404 Fax (607) 254-2439 Eli Nelken =============================================================================== Dr. Israel Nelken | Tel: Int-972-2-757087 Dept. of Physiology, | Fax: Int-972-2-439736 Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School | P.O.Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120 | Email:israel(at) ISRAEL | =============================================================================== *I have visited the site and found only bird songs, but I did not try very hard. -------------------------------- Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 17:44:17 -0800 To: Biao Tian PhD <biao(at)> From: levitin(at) (Daniel Levitin) I am not sure, but I think there's a usenet newsgroup for this, something like alt.binaries.sounds.animals. ============================================================= Daniel J. Levitin, M.S., Ph.D. . Cognitive Science & Human Factors Interval Research Corp. levitin(at) 1801-C Page Mill Road Phone: 415/842-6236 Palo Alto, CA 94304 FAX: 415/354-0872 ============================================================= *The newsgroup is not on my news server, but it may exist somewhere. ------------------------------------- From: Yoshitaka Nakajima <nakajima(at)> To: biao(at), nakajima(at) Subject: Animal vocalization sounds Dear Dr. Tian, I found an audio CD which might be convenient for your purpose: KICG-1013 (King: Tokyo) The title is long and in Japanese. The disk includes dog bark, cat meow, cow moo and many other animal voices. It also contains insects' sounds. Best regards, Yoshitaka Nakajima nakajima(at) ------------------------------------------------------ From: Gary Kidd <kidd(at)> Date: Mon, 28 Oct 96 09:45:34 -0500 To: biao(at) Subject: animal sounds Biao, Here's a summary of information about environmental sound collections that I put together a while ago. I know the Hollywood Edge collection has a good sampling of animal vocalizations, but there are probably better ones available. The information below won't tell you where to find the best collection of animal vocalization sounds, but it might give you a good lead. If you'd be willing to let me know what collections you find, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Good luck, Gary ---- Gary R. Kidd Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 kidd(at) (MIME and NeXT mail welcome) Begin forwarded message: Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 16:39:15 EST From: "Gary R. Kidd" <KIDD(at)> Subject: environmental sounds To: Multiple recipients of list AUDITORY <AUDITORY(at)MCGILL1.BITNET> Dear Colleagues, Below is a brief summary of sources of recorded collections of environmental sounds (and other sound effects) based on responses to the request I posted a couple weeks ago. Geffen Systems sent me a catalog of sound effects collections and a demo CD (no charge). They handle the BBC and Hollywood Edge collections (audio CD versions) as well as many other collections. All but a couple are on audio CDs and most are sold in sets of 5 or more, starting at around $200 (some much higher). Most single-CD collections are $60. Both Aware (Cambridge, MA) and Audiofile (Lexington, MA) sounded promising, but they didn't respond to my email requests. The information I gathered convinced me that the Hollywood Edge CD-ROM was the best for my needs. The NEXTSTEP CD-ROM is a subset of three Hollywood Edge collections and it's a fairly cost-effective way to get a wide range of high-quality sounds in a format that will be very convenient for me. Thanks again to all of you who sent suggestions. Gary R. Kidd Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 kidd(at) (NeXTmail welcome) ************************************************************************* BBC "SFX" CDs - a collection of 40 CDs BBC Enterprises Ltd., Woodlands, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 0TT, UK Tonal Images. 505 W. 22nd St. Suite #4E New York, NY 10011 212-691-7933 Hollywood Edge Sound Effects Collection (NEXTSTEP CD-ROM) Sounds from this collection (and others) are also available on audio CD Cornel Natural Sounds Library. Curator: Greg Budney. (607)254-2406 (email from Chris Clarck: cwc2(at) Gefen Systems in So. Cal: (818) 884-6294 -- handles many sound effects libraries Aware, Inc. of Cambridge, (617) 577-1700 (John Stautner, VP of Audio, jps(at) Speed-of-sound Volume I: SFX Audiofile Lexington, Mass. (617) 861-2996 Rich Goldhor (rich(at) "large database of sounds" Kaboom! for the PC ------- End of Forwarded Message

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