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January 28th, 2014

A small, mechanical music box plays, slows down and stops.
Synthesized sound with stereo light reverb effect. Duration 0'52".

Three turns of a wooden boxed clockwork mechanical key followed by a bright, nonsensical music box tune. As the tune plays, the tempo slows down - gradually at first but becoming profoundly slower towards the end. Tune ends on a melancholic note mid phrase.

Could be used as a standalone effect, or perhaps metaphorically as a cipher for the aging process and cessation of life.

The clockwork key effect is a rapidly repeating single mechanical clock tick filtered to sound box-like. The sound of the music box tines was created with NI FM8 using four sinewave oscillators, one of which feeds back on itself to produce a hint of metallic ringing.

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Type
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)
Duration
00:52:413
Filesize
1.1 MB
Bitrate
1378 kbps
Channels
Stereo
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