Even at high altitudes the summer heat can be unbearable. Herds of cows and goats throughout the French Alps know where to find the coolest spots during the warmest hours of the day, whether on the shady side of the mountain or near running water. This soundscape captures every warm and lazy moment among them. Its main ingredients are the bells worn by the two grazing herds: deeper tones for the cows and higher tones for the goats. And to conduct this mountain orchestra, meet the herds' shepherd, a border collie named.
From time to time I am asked whether I can use binaural recording techniques to make my soundscapes even more realistic through headphones. The answer is yes. Listen to the second slider on this soundscape, a binaural recording. Using tiny microphones inserted into my ears, I can record sounds exactly as I hear them, but the effect works only in headphones. I enjoy using binaural technology to spice up my soundscapes, but I haven't programmed a fully binaural recording yet as it would be much more distracting to the listener's ears than a conventional soundscape, and distraction is something we want to avoid on myNoise.