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CWBF Magdalenian Conch

by Colin WB Foley

Uploaded on Feb 13, 2021 (and last updated on Feb 13, 2021)

I read the Ars Technica article about a conch shell that was used about 18000 years ago as a musical instrument:

Happily, some researchers had recorded three very nice samples of the instrument. I went to the source (, downloaded the file, chopped it up into samples, fixed the tuning, and turned it into a soundfont.

Check it out! You might enjoy it. It's a cool sound, anyway.

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Has to give attribution Non commercial use only
Extra considerations: Using the license for the original work. It's arguable whether this can be copyrighted at all, though. My minimal work here can be used under a CC0 license.

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    • CWBF Magdalenian Conch
      • Magdalenian Conch.sfz
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      • samples
        • C3_rr2.flac
        • C3_rr3.flac
        • C3_rr1.flac
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      • CWBF Magdalenian Conch
        • ._Magdalenian Conch.sfz
        • ._.DS_Store
        • samples
          • ._C3_rr2.flac
          • ._C3_rr3.flac
          • ._C3_rr1.flac