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    A metal cigarette lighter.


    I have a radio production project coming up soon and I have been trying to find a sample of one of the metal lighters that have the lid that flicks up and then you can like it and shut the lid down.

    If anyone has a sample with the lid flicking up and then the lighter going off and then the lid shutting again that would be awesome, but really anything of that kind will work.

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    Posting it tonight!

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    Ah I have one of those... if noise collector's doesn't work for you I can try recording it.

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    Okay, I decided to give this a go with my ghetto recording system...
    A cheap external camcorder mic is all I have handy at the moment, my GL-2 has a better internal mic but I didn't want to muck around with it just now. (It occured to me that I might be able to bypass recording it onto tape if I hook the GL-2's line out into my computer, but I haven't tried this yet.)

    So I mounted the cheap mic to the hot shoe on my crappy old SLR... and viola, a stand! grin

    It's pretty quiet but I was hoping it would have better sound quality than the ultra-crappy headset mic I used to use. After comparing some recordings, I realize this may not be the case.

    I just listened to NoiseCollector's samples and they are superior, but I'll still post mine for the heck of it. I think I'll try again later with a better recording setup- it's good practice so I can figure out how to eke the best fidelity out of my crappy equipment. smile

    I'll post the link here once the file becomes available: lighter1.flac

    EDIT: Linked file

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    Oooh yeah... here's a re-recording with my fine GL-2. :cool:
    lighter2.flac

    The lighter makes a very distinctive sound. Definitely much easier to make it out with the GL-2's microphone, and not just because of the levels. Remind me not to use that other crappy mic ever again. smile

    (I heard somebody say that the GL-2's mic was no good... I guess they never saw my other mics.)

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    try this... is a zippo lighter

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=18612

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    Nice and clean!

    I haven't really got the hang of noise editing yet. Audacty's noise editor plugin kind of sucks.

    I should have access to protools next year though, so hopefully it will become easier to do. Supposedly, my school will even have a foley stage. grin

    Cool stuff.

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