Spent most of tonight writing boot startup and bell sounds for a computer. That was interesting. I tried to emulate the Eno style of ambient style sounds. The Mac had these rough sounds, style sosumi, but I tried in this case to convey a feeling of pleasant usability, or something like a friendly sounding computer. The sound startup is also not a big fat chord, like the Mac, rather a pleasantly upwards going triad.
The hardest thing is that I don’t know how these samples sound over various loudspeaker setups, most likely I need to equalize them.
I also spent a lot of time making sure the samples are small, faded out the end parts rapidly, no delays, rather ambient reverbs, and so on.