Sounds that sound like other sounds

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Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Rigsby » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:32 am

I was shopping in Waitrose (supermarket) the other day and someone was gently putting a metal basket in a stack of metal baskets and it sounded exactly like a hi-hat closing (which is why i turned round to see what it was).

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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by psychicoctopus » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:37 am

One time I made a fake death metal song with samples of a roaring bear for vocals. It's really creepy until you realize that it's a bear not a person.
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Post by Rigsby » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:40 am

psychicoctopus wrote:One time I made a fake death metal song with samples of a roaring bear for vocals. It's really creepy until you realize that it's a bear not a person.
I really do have to hear that.
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by dynomike » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:43 am

Someone on here made a song entirely composed from supermarket samples. Its somewhere in the mp3 forum.
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:56 am

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=24844

Listen to track 5 on this..is it a cymbal or my moms metal fruit basket?

there are a lot of unconventional instruments used on this album..

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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Rigsby » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:56 am

dynomike wrote:Someone on here made a song entirely composed from supermarket samples. Its somewhere in the mp3 forum.
Yeah, i remember that too, worth checking out.

Can anyone suggest anything that sounds like finger cymbals?
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by psychicoctopus » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:00 am

Rigsby wrote:
psychicoctopus wrote:One time I made a fake death metal song with samples of a roaring bear for vocals. It's really creepy until you realize that it's a bear not a person.
I really do have to hear that.
ha ha. here it is, you pervert. I hope children never hear this.

http://webspace.utexas.edu/earache/beastmaster.mp3
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Rigsby » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:01 am

BEARD_OF_BEES wrote:http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=24844

Listen to track 5 on this..is it a cymbal or my moms metal fruit basket?

there are a lot of unconventional instruments used on this album..
Your album's been on my list of things to download when i go to the libarary (they have broadband), should be this week, looking forward to hearing it. We also have a metal fruit basket that gets used a fair bit. With the proximity effect you can really capture some of the low end resonance which sounds really deep and full. I love all that stuff. What other unconventional things did you use on your record BOB?
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by bobbydj » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:04 am

dynomike wrote:Someone on here made a song entirely composed from supermarket samples. Its somewhere in the mp3 forum.
Yeah that was arch-creotian wenzel. The links dead now even though I arxed him to sort it.
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:17 am

Rigsby wrote:
BEARD_OF_BEES wrote:http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=24844

Listen to track 5 on this..is it a cymbal or my moms metal fruit basket?

there are a lot of unconventional instruments used on this album..
Your album's been on my list of things to download when i go to the libarary (they have broadband), should be this week, looking forward to hearing it. We also have a metal fruit basket that gets used a fair bit. With the proximity effect you can really capture some of the low end resonance which sounds really deep and full. I love all that stuff. What other unconventional things did you use on your record BOB?
Let me know what you think when you get a chance to listen..

Moms metal coasters had been used..my cat was used..glasses of water hit with chopsticks.cieling pipes being struck..probably a ton more i cant remember..

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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by NewAndImprov » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:36 pm

psychicoctopus wrote:One time I made a fake death metal song with samples of a roaring bear for vocals. It's really creepy until you realize that it's a bear not a person.
The Aquarious Records mail list has been espousing a couple of metal bands
with, errr, interesting lead vocalists. Hatebeak has a parrot for vox, and Caninus has a pair of growling pit bulls.

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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by YOUR KONG » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:42 pm

I was on the train when the first and second conductors both announced the second station stop over the intercom ALMOST but not quite simultaenously. Before I knew what I was doing the words "delay with pitch modulation" flew into my brain.

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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Rigsby » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:42 am

psychicoctopus wrote:
Rigsby wrote:
psychicoctopus wrote:One time I made a fake death metal song with samples of a roaring bear for vocals. It's really creepy until you realize that it's a bear not a person.
I really do have to hear that.
ha ha. here it is, you pervert. I hope children never hear this.

http://webspace.utexas.edu/earache/beastmaster.mp3
Ha ha, nice one.
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Devlars » Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:19 am

Odd that you should ask this question today Rigsby. After retrieving a heavy winter coat from the front closet door this morning I noticed as I closed the door the latch made this nice resonating PING! sound. And I instantly started thinking about where I could use that in a song.

To answer the topic question though, those lawn and leaf bags sound more like a jazz snare when played with brushes than an actual snare. For a very deep and huge bass thump I've placed a LDC on the large wooden platform of my church sanctuary sans shockmount and bass roll-off then pounding the platform at the base of the mic stand, BOOOOOM.

Other "odd" things I've recorded for use in a song:

a hissing clothes iron

sandpaper rubbing together

breaking glass

a lawnmower
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Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

Post by Rigsby » Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:30 am

I love stuff.

Got a great melody on my pager a few years ago. For the same tune i also recorded drills and digging equipment, when they shut off and wind down they sound particularly awesome, that got used a fair bit.

I was recording piano once with the window open and this little girl outside shouted 'oihoi! Give it to me!' and it ended up being a really emotional and intergral part of the tune, so much so that i'm re-recording the tune for my record, and getting in my girlfriend's nieces to try to replicate that 'vocal'.
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