Cicadas, Crickets, and Other Sounds by Ned Raybould published on 2013/09/02 18:36:19 +0000 This recording was made over a two-night period. Both recordings were captured around sunset. I was primarily recording the sounds of the cicadas, but much more was captured including passing cars (on a residential city street), a overflight by a turbo-prop aircraft, crickets, distant train horns, and so on. The recording were made using an Audio-Technica BP4025 large diaphragm condenser X/Y-type microphone into a Sound Devices 702 2-channel recorder. The recording was made at a 24-bit resolution and a sampling rate of 96-kHz. In Adobe Audition CC, a high-pass filter with a corner frequency of 80 Hz (and 24 dB/octave rolloff) was applied to both clips. An attempt was then made to match the volume of both clips using the perceived loudness option. A five-second crossfade was applied between the clips and five second fades were applied at the beginning and end of the combined clip. The final mix was normalized to -0.1 dB and was resampled at a 48-kHz rate.