March 4, 2006

The Most Annoying Sound Ever...

by Chris Randall
 



Peter Grenader of Plan B just posted a link to Savart's Wheel on the Analog Heaven list. I clicked the link, and read that it "is widely acclaimed for the fact that it makes the most obtrusive, obnoxious and irritating sound imaginable."


I was, like, "whatever. I made industrial music for 15 years." Then I played the MP3. That claim is no joke. This little device is nasty. Not the sort of thing you want to hear when you have a toothache. Thanks, Peter.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Mar.04.2006 @ 10:16 PM
googoobaby
I guess I need to retire my electric mandolin.
 
 

 
Mar.05.2006 @ 7:22 PM
InvisibleMensch
Worse than an electric rake solo?
 
 

 
Mar.06.2006 @ 2:00 AM
Sargon
I like it - where can I buy a sampleset for Halion? ;-)


Michael

 
 

 
Mar.06.2006 @ 7:48 AM
Solipsist Nation
Aw, that isn't so bad. It sounds kind of like somebody's playing an irritated chicken.

I once made a DX21 patch that could be played to actually sound like a dental drill inside your head, complete with extra nasty friction noise from the mod wheel. I could clear rooms with that one...

 
 

 
Mar.06.2006 @ 12:39 PM
dm
I like it! its like a cross between Ben Franklin's Galss Armonica and an electric chicken (whatever an electric chicken is...)

link [www.pbs.org]">link [www.pbs.org]

 
 

 
Mar.06.2006 @ 1:15 PM
Angstrom
Bart Hopkin's book (musical instrument design) is really excellent and I recommend it to all musically inclined people. I got it as a break from electronics and it was an eye / ear opener.
link [www.amazon.co]">link [www.amazon.co.u...]

also I'll point out this link here, which is in a related vein :
link [www.makezine.co...]">link [www.makezine.co...]

 
 

 
Mar.06.2006 @ 2:23 PM
Mark
I call bullshit. Someone just sampled Yoko Ono singing and tweaked it a bit for that mp3.
 
 

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