I recorded a mosquito and had it fly around in a grand churchafterwards. After a while the little animal is joined by another oneand they sing together for a few seconds.(Mosquito recorded with mysolid state recorder.)
Great stuff. I wish I had a sub, they made my monitors/room fart out some odd resonance. Funkin excellent job mate!
Funny, could've sworn I heard some pitching going on. Ohwell...Funny that a musquito in a cathedral can make such wonderful effect.Good one!
No no! The basic sound comes from real mosquitos! I took a large box, I covered it with a mosquito-net, put some mosquitos under it, then I let my microphone "sink" in the net a little, I covered the box as good as I could with a lid and recorded the sound of the blood sucking animals flying closely around my microphone. Before that I also did some experiments with a large plastic tube (didn't work because of the "tunnel"-like reverb) and with a large glass (that didn't work out because when the mosquitos touched the glass they made an annoying distorted sound). I edited out noise and distorted parts and made a "continuous" mix with the useful parts. And, of course, then I put a "cathedral" reverb on the whole. When I made the recordings, it was almost winter, so the biggest problem was getting the insects to fly as they were not very active anymore. However big my frustration, no animals got deliberately hurt during the recording sessions.
Hey Wim, care to enlighten us?IT's a pitched fly sample in reverb right...?
Very eery sound. Nice...
I was wondering did you slow it down and add a reverb effect. It sounds like a mosquito somewhat but when you said "had it fly around a grand church" that gave away the likelyhood of it being real?, how could one record something flying without getting background sounds of the enviornment?. It could be a synth sampled and slowed down and added effects. Sounds like whales also could be a real mosquito?.
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