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  1. #1

    Looking for tape-hum

    Hi!

    I need analog tapehum (please suggest anything, just as long as it sounds analog) for my project and I can't find it anywhere. Currently I'm using vinyl-hum, but I'd like it to be of a tape cassette, VHS or something similar.

    Does anyone happen to have this kind of ambience in some file? I'd be greatful!!! If you do, please PM me!
    Film Composer - www.juhanalehtiniemi.com
    My latest project: Our first indie pop -single, produced in Ableton Live, available also on iTunes and Amazon
    Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz

  2. #2

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    do you have a mic and a tape deck?
    -Keith Fuller

    http://keithfullermusic.com
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  3. #3

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    I have a mic, but no tapedeck. No VHS player either. I wouldn't be asking if I did...
    Film Composer - www.juhanalehtiniemi.com
    My latest project: Our first indie pop -single, produced in Ableton Live, available also on iTunes and Amazon
    Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz

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    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    Not sure about tape hum, unless you mean 60hz motor roar, but good ol' tape hiss is easy. I can make that via multitrack recorders and cassette recorders here ....but then it dawned on me that you can make your own really easy.

    Just go to your fm radio, get the dial between stations where there's some hiss, record it, and voila ...there's your noise that you can mix in. I just tried a bit and compared it to actual tape noise and it sounds the same to me short of recording your source into a noisy old deck.

    If you have a bit of actual tape noise or the fm radio route, the effect though won't be quite the same as the reel deel .... your source will probably still have too clean of a digital sound compared to the squashy and hissy effect of going into and back out of a real cassette deck or old 3340 etc.

  5. #5

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    Download this: http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

    It makes all what you need and it is free.

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  6. #6

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    Download this: http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

    It makes all what you need and it is free.

    Gunther
    Love it! Thanks for the link Gunther.

    Nick

  7. #7

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    Thanks! But I have it already, but it's too much vinyl... I'm looking for more tape-like hiss/hum.

    But Vinyl is indeed a good plugin!
    Film Composer - www.juhanalehtiniemi.com
    My latest project: Our first indie pop -single, produced in Ableton Live, available also on iTunes and Amazon
    Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz

  8. #8

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    http://www.freesound.org



    just search for tape recorder. i found like 40 of them.
    -Keith Fuller

    http://keithfullermusic.com
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    iMac Quad i7 * MacBook Pro * Logic Studio 9 * WD 320GB & 1TB Externals@7,200RPM * Presonus Firebox * M-Audio Axiom 25 & Keystation 61 * Rode NT1-A * Epiphone Hollowbody * Fender Amp * KRK Rokit 8's

  9. #9

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    I found a perfect sample there, but their license says you have to mention the source every time you use the sample. The music is going to a film and my portfolio, so it's a bit too much trouble.

    I guess I have to try to find an old recorder somewhere then. I was just hoping someone had went through that already.

    Thanks for the help guys, again.
    Film Composer - www.juhanalehtiniemi.com
    My latest project: Our first indie pop -single, produced in Ableton Live, available also on iTunes and Amazon
    Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz

  10. #10

    Re: Looking for tape-hum

    If all you need is hum, plug a 1/4" or RCA cable, as appropriate, into any available input on your board or soundcard (preferably hi-z) and touch the tip of the other end. Make sure you are not touching the ground connection. Move your hand/body around to adjust timbre.

    Ernie

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