how can I make a cricket chirping sound w/o electronics? Answered
I'm trying to figure out a way to produce a realistic cricket chirping sound, using something mechanical (i.e., not electronic). So far, I'm not having much luck. The only examples I've found of what people are calling "cricket noisemakers" are either big carved wooden cricket-shaped toys with a serrated part that you rub a stick against (which doesn't sound remotely like a cricket) or the WWII metal clicker that was called a cricket, but sounds even less like one.
A cork twisting in a tapered wooden hole produces a squeak, but crickets use "stridulation" which, if you slow the sound down, is actually comprised of about 6 individual tones in rapid succession. That's a complication I'm still trying to wrap my head around.
Point of reference: https://youtu.be/CQFEY9RIRJA