Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Skunk

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture

Fifty-Five Noises, some from nature, mostly man-made. The natural ones are most interesting to me.
Wind itself makes very little noise, just a low pitch as the air is pushed against your eardrum.
The sound of wind over a field of grass makes a 'shh' sound as the individual blades vibrate slightly.
The sound of wind through trees has a whistling sound, noise with an exagerated frequency or two. This must be the branches or leaves shaping the air.

I tried doing some spectrography on these noises, but since they contain huge swaths of frequencies, the spectrograms ended up just looking like solid blocks with no discernable concentrations, which makes sense. The noises that had clear patterns were then not noise at all.

Play with the filtergraph patch in MSP. You'll see that surf has a Q of under 1 and wind has a Q of over 2. The noise in between doesn't quite sound like either.

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