Streamside Dawn - South Fork Crooked River - May 07, 2012 4​:​12am

by John Hartog

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Streamside Dawn
South Fork Crooked River
May 07, 2012 4:12 am
Crook County, Oregon USA

60 minute continuous track - recorded live

Dawn awakens with quiet voices along a murmuring stream then rises with a joyful robin chorus.

Enjoy this hour-long track as an ideal transition from restful meditation to gentle awakening with an energetic finish.
Great for waking up in the morning!

4:12 a.m. Beside the flowing stream, all is quiet but faint calls of great-horned owls and brief announcements from awakening songbirds.
4:33 a.m. Before long, in the surrounding grove of western juniper, Townsend Solitaires or other thrushes begin stirring with song. The dawn chorus enlivens as the morning brightens.
5:03 a.m. Water riffles as a creature wades by and climbs onto the grassy riverbank.
5:12 a.m. End of track.

Recorded in high-quality digital stereo using specialized soundscape microphones. Extra care was taken to present periods of time with minimal human-caused noise.

Location: Crook County, Oregon, USA
Weather: calm and clear
Temperature: ≈ 30° F (-1° C)
Microphones: Audio Technical AT3032 (x2)
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10
Original Format: PCM 44.1 kHz, 24 bit, Stereo
Edits: Equalized to reduce recording gear hiss above 7000 Hz, some rumble below 40 Hz, and an unidentified hum at 45 Hz.. A few pops and transient peaks attenuated or repaired.
Anthropogenic noise: Some sounds from distant cattle, introduced animal species, and possibly distant road or air traffic or other human-made mechanisms.

This track continues on in the related track, Streamside Morning Light, which includes the next live hour of recording from 5:12 a.m. to 6:12 a.m.
To hear Streamside Morning Light visit:
released 01 December 2012
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John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording
Portland, Oregon USA
A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places.


released December 1, 2012


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