July 31st, 2006

This was produced by tapping on a stethoscope which had an earbud pressed against a Shure SM57 mic. Low pass filter applied, as well as compression and a gate. Chorus added. Used a recording cassette deck as a preamp going into an M-Audio Audiophile USB soundcard.

Note: If you're having problems listening to this clip, the cutoff frequency of your speaker set may be too high(solution: new speakers). The signal strength exists almost entirely in the very low frequencies, so you may need a sub-woofer to hear it. Otherwise, try turning your speaker volume all the way up. Doing so may saturate the signal and at least allow you to hear the harmonics of the signal caused by the distortion. I don't recommend it, but you'll at least maybe be able to hear something.


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    theshenk 10 years, 10 months ago

    so weird. i had downloaded it, but now....it doesn't play.
    not on my computer, not online. ???

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    dj_lady_ak 10 years, 10 months ago

    is it still available for download? not getting any sound :(

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    joe cleere 10 years, 10 months ago

    Well done, very cleanly recorded - thanks a million ;-)

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    mduminy 10 years, 11 months ago

    I saw Liqui's comment and laughed. But they're right, this is great!

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    Liqui 10 years, 11 months ago

    This is the Cadillac, the gold standard of heartbeat sfx on here. Thank you so much!

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