The Official KSAND Kent Sandvik Web Site

Producer, guitar player, composer and maker of noise.

Writing Bell Sounds

Posted on | January 5, 2006 | 1 Comment

Balloon Jellyfish

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.

Comments

One Response to “Writing Bell Sounds”

  1. Jonas R
    January 6th, 2006 @ 10:55 PM

    hehe…jag fundera på samma jag oxå en gång i tiden. Startup sounds. fundera om man kan få anställning att vara “the startup sound guy” vid olika firmor, efter att jag drog några opera influencerade falcetter i förra skolan på morgonen då man knäppt på maccarna med de där ackorde du nämnde….”AAAAAAAaaaah!!”

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About

This is an area on your website where you can add text. This will serve as an informative location on your website, where you can talk about your site.

Subscribe to our feed

Search

Admin