Desolation Soundscapes Compact - The Sound of Nothing

Desolation Soundscapes Compact - The Sound of Nothing

  • Even nothingness creates a mighty sound. Recorded in the most remote places of the world, these 31 sounds of isolated silence are featured in the Desolation Soundscapes compact sound archive.
  • The compact version of the Desolation Soundscapes atmosphere archive contains stereo versions of the sounds in compact 24 Bit / 48 kHz resolution.

Desolation Soundscapes Compact - Background Tracks

Desolation Soundscapes Compact contains 31 audio tracks of concentrated silence as stereo version from the Desolation Soundscapes Library and is available in reduced 24 Bit / 48 kHz resolution.

These recordings were made in some of the most remote areas of the world and are part of the Mountain Soundscapes collection. Although these recordings technically contain nothing, their timbre adds force and expression to to a scene. Nothingness is a powerful sound with many variations. When used properly, the Desolation Soundscapes convey infinity and vastness, yet at the same time they can also signify constriction and quietude. Desolation is the background color of a scene, the basic color of its acoustic image. Desolation is the sound horizon.

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Desolation Soundscapes Compact - The Sound of Isolation Desolation Soundscapes - The Sound of Nothingness

Desolation Soundscapes Compact - Overview

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Desolation Soundscapes Track Preview

All tracks in the Desolation Soundscapes Compact sound archive are also individually available for download. You can preview all the tracks in mp3 quality in the Avosound Online Sound Archive and then order and download them instantly.

In addition to the mp3 preview, all sounds in the Avosound Online Sound Archive feature a waveform and spectrum monitor that provide visual information about the recording. Please click here to browse the Archive.

Desolation Soundscapes Track Preview

Working with Silence

The following three sounds from the Desolation Soundscapes sound archive demonstrate how different the atmospheric quality of silence can be. Silence is, of course, almost inaudible. But in quiet scenes, the atmospheres contained in Desolation Soundscapes can be used to add depth, calmness, vastness and silence.

The following recording was made on the mist-shrouded lake Albigna in Switzerland (at an altitude of 2,300 metres above sea level). Water elements are a big part of the recording.

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Nothingness is not just nothing, it is actually a very strong sound. The spectral display will show you how little information is actually contained in this recording. The sound of Nothingness is merely an atmospheric static noise, but unlike the other recordings it has a darker sound. It can create a sense of eeriness or create the impression of a vast space.

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