October 24th, 2012

I drove my car into a wall; and recorded the proximity alert from it. I then washed it through audacity; slowed it 23%; and trimmed the edges. The result? -chilling.

A few indistinct gulps cool the atmosphere a little more. It's not the making of a corpse - but it sounds a bit like it?

Recorded late at night in my car by my home with the engine off in fog - so the sound is 'hollowed' by the atmosphere. Recorded using a Sennheiser MKE300 'shotgun' mic. Cropped in Audacity; and saved as aif file.

What a chilling way to go...?


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    79honda 6 months, 1 week ago

    Really great! thanks so much

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    AlienXXX 6 years ago

    I like this sort of dare entry. It reminds us that there are many more types of sounds in between music, 'sound scenes' and noise. How exactly do you class this one? Not sure :-)
    Creativity is the key point here!
    Certainly not the scariest entry for the dare, but a very different and creative approach. I woul dnot be surprised at all if this sound finds a lot of use in Freesound in its own right.
    Thanks for recording and sharing !

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    Snapper4298 6 years ago

    I too thought this sounded like a heart monitor. Very raw in your production and without graphics or a movie, for me doesn't quite have the atmosphere of some of the others.

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    carmsie 6 years ago

    Now that's commitment ... driving your car into a wall to record it! Poor car ... sounds great though ... like a heart monitor :)


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