What is the best "sound" you've ever heard?

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
Posts: 1464
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Oregon

Post by kennerb » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:16 pm

I'd have to say the grand cacophony/euphony of sounds that are a night at Burning Man.


the sound of my son when he was about 2 in such a giggle fit that he just fell over. I wish I had recorded it.
3ghz Pentium 4 (Prescott), XP Sp2, 1gig Ram, Dual Monitor with Matrox Millenium, MOTU Traveler, Event EZ8 Adat card. Also IBM THinkpad t40 1.6 1 gig ram

Posts: 1893
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:26 pm
Location: ATX, fyi

Post by kabuki » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:58 pm

15" PB 2.5 Ghz, 4 Gig RAM, 750 GB HD, Live 9 still no cue points or program change messages?!?. Doesn't do shit.

Posts: 357
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:00 am
Location: london, uk

Post by fsk » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:07 am

Beethoven's Symphony no.7 in A Major, Allegretto

the build up is just amazing


Stravinsky - Rite of Spring... like oh my god :O
Sound Recordist & Designer

Tone Deft
Posts: 24154
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:19 pm

Post by Tone Deft » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:19 am

The elevator ride after getting my ears cleaned.
In my life
Why do I smile
At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?

Posts: 5346
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:31 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Post by hambone1 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:23 am

kabuki wrote:plop
It's gotta splash your ass with water, to get the maximum effect...

Posts: 2846
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:37 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by hacktheplanet » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:52 am

timothyallan wrote:I guess it would have to be my own voice.
Heh heh, good one. :wink:

Posts: 2659
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:27 am

Post by rbmonosylabik » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:12 am

Crystal Method's Acetone intro. You play it after Bound Too long and go "here it comes.... here it comes..... HOLY SHIT!!!". You play it on it's own and go "WHOOOOOOOOA!!!".

MBP 2.3 GHz i5, Live 9.6.1, Push, MPD32, Rane SL2

Posts: 489
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 6:45 am

Post by kent_sandvik » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:52 am

* First time I heard Erik Satie piano pieces.
* Parrots outside the bedroom in Sydney long time ago, every morning.
* Some of the preset sounds in Roland D50 when it first came out.
* Sounds of avalanches coming down the mountains in Himalayas, Annapurna.
* My first born son freezing just after birth.


Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:43 am
Location: Hades

Post by zordon » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:06 am

The thunderous echos of pain and suffering that come from human souls in the 9th circle of hell! With mad distortion, during an orgie.

Posts: 14718
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:40 pm
Location: Belgium

Post by hoffman2k » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:54 am

hambone1 wrote:
hoffman2k wrote:That horn from Jamie Bissmire's "numbers and measures".
That sound always sends my mind about 8 years into the past.
So pre-puberty, then... :wink:
Nah, that would be 10-12 years back. I was an early bloomer :wink:

Posts: 1098
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:05 pm
Location: UK

Post by NorthernMonkey » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:33 pm

I'll give you a clue, see if you can guess...

http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProd ... sku=222996

Posts: 1564
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:24 pm
Location: Homefree

Post by nowtime » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:56 pm

there are moments
when man and nature come together
in a surround-sound orchestra
one species of bird behind me jamming rhythmically with another species of bird at 2:00 to my right
the horsefly flies by with a doppler effect bending his tone to a fiftth below the distant sound of a tractor iddling
and just in time as he revs up his engine in a melodius cacophony of gears as
two blue jays make a love-dive at 11:00 with a syncopated answer to the grinding metal.

and then just the quiet meadow

and then a lone plane langorously humming, slowly getting lower and lower, occasionally pausing at perfect fourths and fifths with the sound of a far away car engine...

it's ten times better than i can describe it

Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:26 am
Location: Italy

Re: What is the best "sound" you've ever heard?

Post by Scube » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:05 pm

- TB303 basses :twisted:
- Girls orgasms :lol:

Waiting for Qbits..

Posts: 3499
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:29 pm
Location: In Berlin, finally

Post by pepezabala » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:17 pm

dmacintyre wrote: 12. I once stood right beside a Jaguar in Singapore zoo (on the other side of the bars) and it let out the most blood curdling roar I have ever heard. Primeval chills ran down my spine. Awe inspiring.
ups, same happened to me with a lion in gambia. I completely forgot about this until I read your post. Wow, that was shocking!

Posts: 3237
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:20 pm
Location: Sweden

Post by conny » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:20 am

At times waiting for the train to Stockholm, there was this train from northern Sweded at times that had to stop at the station before going further south.
The cargo was lead an copper plates.
The breaks made people cover their ears.
I just loved it.

// C
PC Laptop Acer, XP Home SP2, build in crappy sound card.
Bleeps and Blops!

Post Reply