An interesting sound of the week this week, it’s two sounds.
Both are the startup, play, idle then power down of a simple LG Blu Ray player found commonly in most homes. The interesting part is the recordings themselves.
Number 1 is the sound of the vibrations made by the player travelling through through air – aka normal microphone (Rode NTG3 to be exact).
Number 2 is a contact microphone taped to the centre of the disc tray capturing the vibrations made the player itself, not travelling through the air.
Both recordings are great source for sci fi or abstract sound design, but both also present different strengths and weaknesses. Check them out!
I am no longer hosting my sounds on my site. I am now using Freesound.org instead. Freesound is a great community of recordists sharing source material for others to use. I have turned to it many a time, and should not be overlooked by sound designers, unless you have an elitist attitude. The quality of a lot of the recordings on the site are great, I have used them many a time as layers within my work. The download is the same as always – a 96khz/24bit wav file for use in any work, with no strings attached, being it professional or amateur work.
The contact microphone recording is available for download here – http://www.freesound.org/people/samueljustice00/sounds/150111/
And the NTG3 recording is available here – http://www.freesound.org/people/samueljustice00/sounds/150112/