Recording Relaxing ASMR Ocean Sounds Underwater with Hydrophones
One of my most visited category on the website is by far the “ASMR” category. I am not whispering into microphones or brushing my hair for hours but I do have some sounds in this category that can trigger relaxing or tingling moments for some people out there that listening to it.
What is ASMR?
If you haven’t heard about ASMR yet, just take a look at this “Google Trends” statistic and you can see how many million people out there love listening to these relaxing sounds and watching videos about it. Two of the most famous ASMR channels are “Gentle Whispering ASMR” & “ASMR Darling“. The easiest way to explain ASMR is to relax people.
Both have millions of subscribers and yes that is their job now. Seeing it from a sound perspective its kind of foley what they doing and it seems to help millions of people relieve stress or fall into a relaxing, meditative state. Some people use these sounds just to fall asleep.
I have a really good friend and I remember when I was 18 years old that he recorded the sound of the washing machine on a cassette tape. The one you have to flip after 45 minutes. Every night he listens to these sound effects and it was the only way he can fall asleep. That was 18 years ago and now it becomes so popular.
In these recordings you can listen to the sand scratching on the outside of the microphones, the waves splashing on the beach and brushing above the sand and the hydrophones. Great not only for ASMR also for sound design.
Location Batu Ferringhi, Penang
I did these recordings at Batu Ferringhi in Penang Malaysia and the waves are not high or strong. Everything sounds very relaxing and calm. I will try the same in Bali and see how it goes.
NOTE: A library with only hydrophone recording is coming soon…
I recorded this video and looped it. The sounds are not looped and twenty minutes long.
The first two recordings in the album that you can download on Bandcamp down below are the hydrophone recordings. Track 3+4 are regular ocean sound recordings with a jet ski and a boat engine in the background, people chatting and kids playing.
Field Recording Equipment I used
Download Relaxing ASMR Ocean Sounds Underwater With Hydrophones
In this short video, I explain how you can download my sound libraries on Bandcamp for free! Please watch it if you are not familiar with Bandcamp!
If you have already access to my “Complete Library” you will find this album together with over 25 GB new unpublished recordings in the “Malaysia Category”!
Category: Sounds of Malaysia, ASMR, Hydrophones,Oceans Type: Relaxing ASMR Ocean Sounds Specs: 4 files • 24 bit / 192 kHz • 1.3 GB Duration: 22 min Equipment: Zoom F8n,DPA 4060, LimpetMics Hydrophones Delivery: Instant Bandcamp download or Complete Library License types: standard license, royalty-free license