In The Beginning There Was Light…
Before we started with Virtual Ambiance, I (Jeroen) had already founded Virtual Fireplace, which is a website and a YouTube channel, where you can watch or download fireplace and campfire videos. This was started as a hobby project to learn web design and also because of my fascination for fire (no, I’m not a Pyromaniac, but just your regular man…). Because the video files were quite large I decided to use YouTube as the video hosting platform
The fun of recording nature sounds (and not filming it!)
Do you know what the sound of a fox calling sounds like? I didn’t (either) until I played an audio recording I made somewhere in the south of the Netherlands in a forest. But first, when playing the raw file back through my headphones, for a moment I got the shivers as I clearly heard a scream and thought I captured some sort of nocturnal slaughter, like a girl was screaming for her life.