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June 5th, 2006

Single arc of electricity going up a Jacob's Ladder.

This was taken from the audio track of a video shoot. Recorded with the internal microphone of a Sony DCR-TRV8 Handycam.

Still frame from the video:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21311308@N00/160557390/

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    meowtek 6 years, 3 months ago

    wow, this is a great sample. it'll make for an awesome hi-hat.

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    xenovolcano 7 years, 2 months ago

    How to i convert flac to wav?

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    niffx 7 years, 6 months ago

    great sample

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    Halleck 7 years, 8 months ago

    The "clicking" happens when a new arc is sparked at the base of the ladder during the dispersion of the previous arc. This is part of how the device works (see the flickr photos for a better idea.)
    We did find a way to keep an arc "alive" by blowing it down towards the base, but this produces a different noise. You can hear this effect in this sample:
    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=19482

    The effect you want can probably only be achieved through postproduction, or recording a different device...

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    NitrosDragon 7 years, 8 months ago

    If you could use a Jacob's Ladder continuously, without all the "clicking", you might make it sound like an electrical surge or something. That would be cool.

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Type
Flac (.flac)
Duration
00:01:625
Filesize
196.8 KB
Samplerate
48000.0 Hz
Bitdepth
16 bit
Channels
Stereo
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