July 21st, 2015

This is from a recording session trying to create laser weapon sounds. I just used the same technique as Ben Burtt used in Wall-e (with the slinky and the contact mic). This is unprocessed, no EQs, Compression, Reverb or anything was added.

I used a long piece of curled up aluminum wire which I hung from a tall structure at my house and the main object I used to oscillate the wire was a drum stick.

For the recording I used the Blue Icicle and recorded into Reaper. The contact mic is my own creation from a DIY I found online (roughly €5 to make).

I hope you find this useful! Please feel free to use it, whenever and however you want to. If you create something awesome and you're proud of it I'd love to see it!


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    elzanco 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks a lot for using a long piece of curled up aluminum wire hung from a tall structure at your house and oscillating the wire with a drum stick! :D

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