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Internet lore has it that the sound of crickets, when slowed down, sounds like humans singing. I think trying it is the only way to see if it’s true, so let’s give it a shot.
This is the sound of one cricket chirping: (Ex. 1)
If I slow this sound to one-tenth the speed, it sounds like this: (ex. 2)
Beautiful, but not very human-like to me; maybe more like a large bird.