Keys' (not) Last Flight
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July 3rd, 2012

I wanted to record the sound of a keyring - or rather the keys strapped to it - make while in mid-air.

There are the keys audible, recorded hitting the stack of hay (soft landing) and air blowign into the mics while the recordied has high velocity.

I was throwing my recorer with my left hand, while simultaneously throwing my keyring with my right hand. The throw was vertical and the landing zone was a pile of hay.

I thing there are some interesting sound here, I'm uploading it unedited to make it possible to cut out whatever you like.

Recorded with a flying Zoom H2 at 48kHz/24-bit, edited, nomalized and converted to FLAC using Audacity.

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    nickerocker 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Like the sounds, very useful. Thanks!

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    unfa 2 years, 3 months ago

    AlienXXX: Thank you so much for your comment(s) :)
    I think I might try your idea of using fixed, high placed recorer once again ehn I get something big and soft for my recorder to land on :D

    Bless!

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    AlienXXX 2 years, 3 months ago

    On a more technical aspect... You might be more sucessfull if instead you place the recorder in a fixed position and throw the keyring in front of it (so it flies past close to and in front of the recorder). This way the mics are aiming at the object making the sound in flight.
    You may end up with a recording where there is some panning of the sound and where the volume might change - possibly from low to high to low again - due to the distance between the keys and the recorder. If yu want a more homogeneous volume, you can always edit in a sound editor and experiment with applying volume envelopes to correct.

    Good recording and good luck !

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    AlienXXX 2 years, 3 months ago

    There are DEFINETELY some interesting sounds here!
    Also you get +100 points for originality: This is the first record I came across using a 'flying' recorder... People normally seem rather unkeen to thrown their recorders in the air (go figure!)

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Type
Flac (.flac)
Duration
00:46:538
Filesize
6.5 MB
Samplerate
48000.0 Hz
Bitdepth
24 bit
Channels
Stereo
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