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  • Weird recording experiences

    I'll start...

    I was stuck in the Atlanta airport for huuuuuge layover because a flight to Europe was canceled. I wanted to record their security message to chop up and use in a tune, and as it was like 11 PM or something, I figured that was my chance.

    The message was on a 20 minute loop, so I had only three shots an hour to get the full recording. And it seemed each time, something happened to screw up the recording...someone talking, some other announcement, etc.

    So then I realized the place to go would be the bathroom. Great acoustics, and hardly any traffic. But the first pass, someone flushed at the wrong moment. Time to try again.

    I found where the PA speaker was in the ceiling, waited fifteen minutes, and stood on top of my suitcase while stretching my arm to the max to hold the mic right up to the speaker (I was recording into Minidisc). The message started, levels were great, and I thought all was well...

    Then this guy walks into the bathroom, sees me, and does a double-take. At that EXACT moment, the message was saying "Report any suspicious persons, or unusual activities, to your nearest law enforcement agent." The guy immediately turned around and left the bathroom...which was great, because I was able to record the entire message without any toilet flushes.

    And I didn't get arrested either!
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  • #2
    This **************** could get you killed, these days!

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    • #3
      So that was YOU.

      Well, howdy there, Craig. Nice furniture! Not a bad view, either...that one window...mountains! Wow! And that other window...those gals catching some rays on the roof with their tops off...

      Now I see why you wanted to come over here...

      Oh, BTW...brought you a little forum-warming present...where do you want it?



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      • #4
        My Mom and Dad bought my brother and I tape recorders for Christmas one year and that was the start of countless spoof commercials, and on the fly skits ..... some of which are hilarious.



        ..... my brother is one funny guy



        ......that will be all

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        • #5
          Funny , I go into restrooms and try to record the flushings and other sounds for my recordings .

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          • #6
            [insert little yellow guy with big white waving hand] nOOb's!!!
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            • #7
              That's pretty funny Craig... I wonder what the guy thought. Maybe he thought you were trying to wire tap the place.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ani
                That's pretty funny Craig... I wonder what the guy thought. Maybe he thought you were trying to wire tap the place.


                Might've thought Craig was with the Department of Homeland Paranoia...
                God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                • #9
                  I went in to a make-shift studio to record a 3-song demo with my band and when we finished, I realized we had just recorded the entire Pink Floyd catalogue!!!
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                  • #10
                    Have you ever tried to record the entire Sears catalog?
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                    • #11
                      i recorded a elevator ding for a friend who inturn made it ring tone on his cell.. he lives in a busy apartment buliding, so he sets off his ringtone in full elevators to watch people shift around and question why the doors are taking so long to open..

                      lame i know

                      but funny as hell to experience..
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 60hurts
                        Have you ever tried to record the entire Sears catalog?


                        Yes. But I got a paper cut and had to cut the session short.
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                        • #13
                          I took a really cool sampling class in college where we'd walk around town with a little DAT deck and a stereo mic and try to record all kinds of random stuff. We pushed a hubcap that we found down an empty stairwell and I was able to get a really cool exotic sounding pecussion loop that I acidized and still use to this day!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dylan Walters
                            I took a really cool sampling class in college where we'd walk around town with a little DAT deck and a stereo mic and try to record all kinds of random stuff. We pushed a hubcap that we found down an empty stairwell and I was able to get a really cool exotic sounding pecussion loop that I acidized and still use to this day!


                            I've been doing that kind of stuff years... and they teach it in schools??

                            :wow:

                            I actually just found some of my old samples (from an S-550).

                            *remembers the good ol' days*

                            I still like using found sounds in my music, but I tend to over tweak the sounds.

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                            • #15
                              I remember my bassist was taking a class and got to bring home a portable reel to reel to mess with. We went outside to try to record some cool stuff, but found much more humor and enjoyment in recording our farts. We had a whole reel of *rrripp* *giggles* *pthththhtht* *giggles* *shhh* *giggles* *shhhhh!* *rrrrrriiip* *loud giggles*
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