avatar
March 23rd, 2014

I was surprised this still worked. This is an old IBM Selectric II typewriter, with correcting tape, the “quieter” Selectric at the time. It’s about 80 pounds, a real back-breaker. The carriage return bell is broken, unfortunately, so the best you might hear it is rattling due to the belt vibration.

Recorded with a TASCAM DR-05, without the low-cut since I wanted a beefy sound. Placed direcly above the roller, about 12 inches away. I swapped the channels in Audacity to match perception & sampled down to 48Khz.

Description: I roll in some paper, type a few paragraphs from some copy, and roll it out when I’m done. Man, can you type fast on these machines!

Comments

  • avatar
    55goalie 12 months ago

    This is terrific! You even rolled the paper in. Good job!

  • avatar
    marlon123_ 1 year, 7 months ago

    Thanks very much.

  • avatar
    nafx 2 years, 7 months ago

    Very unique sound.Thanks!

  • avatar
    ramba 3 years, 8 months ago

    Nice! Great recording!

    4 comments

Please log in to comment

  • Currently /5 Stars.
(12)
Type
Flac (.flac)
Duration
02:02:918
Filesize
22.1 MB
Samplerate
48000.0 Hz
Bitdepth
24 bit
Channels
Stereo
Sound illegal or offensive? Flag it!