While recording the HISSandaROAR MECHANISM Library I got to hear some fascinating sounding machines, many of which made me think of rhythm tracks for music (century old guillotine = mechanical drum machine?) but most of the machines were also visually fascinating. Sometimes what I was seeing didn’t match what I was hearing (especially when monitoring the contact mic channels of the recordings) but one machine in particular, a large scale printer capable of printing banners 4 metres wide, tweaked my imagination: its movement was hypnotic!
So I shot some video of it, and uploaded it to vimeo but without any sound. Download is enabled, so if you want to have a play & redesign the sound of this machine, fire ahead! But if you do, please sync it to the video & upload it to Youtube or Vimeo & comment a link: I’d love to hear what your machine sounds like (& about your patch/design process!)
Download at vimeo or using this link (its 75MB 720p 23.976fps mp4 mute video file)
I also posted this on MWiggler forum here – intrigued to hear what a modular synth version sounds like!
So please watch this silent video & listen carefully to what your mind imagines:
ps I didn’t plan this as a competition or anything but… make & post something interesting & I’ll find a reward!