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William Stepp creates Resonance and includes sounds from It's free to all and comes in Windows and Mac varieties.

Many new sounds were added ito most pages, including sounds from Switzerland.

Updates were made to the "process" page and a "back home" button was added to each page.

Posts were made to the animals, water, and wind categories from Nags Head, North Carolina, Ruston, Louisiana, and Nevada City, California.


Posts were made to all categories except "fire" and "animals" from recordings made in New York City Charlottesville, Virginia and Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

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Support for was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia and was developed during my sesquicentennial leave. The purpose of this website is to expand my research as a sound designer through field recording. A primary goal of this endeavor is to explore HRTF sound recording.

I invite you to share this project with anyone and encourage downloading and use of these recordings. If you are able to use any of these recordings, please contact me and let me know how you use them. I am very interested in your comments.

The sounds on this site retain their original recording qualities; however, minimal limiting and equalization were used for optimization

Currently, high resolution mp3 (256 kbps) files are available for download. Contact me for high resolution wave (24 bit, 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz) file versions of the content on this site.

Many of these files are included with a download of the new and really cool ambient mixer called Resonance. The software is free to all and is available to both Windows and Mac OS X users. The program allows you to mix over fifty natural sounds and music together as well as add effects to them. The user interface is designed for ease of use. Users can also import their own sounds.

Resonance also includes a binaural tone generator that can create over fifteen hundred unique frequencies. These tones can be hidden within the mix of the natural sounds in music. Stepp says on his website, "It is intuitive and simple to use, even for users who don't understand the science behind it."

Download Resonance at Stepp's website.


designer/webmasterUpdated on May 27, 2012