So, a few weeks ago we recorded Mr. Chuck West performing this awesome song called ‘Don’t Taze Me Bro’.
Our final assignment included a requirement for re-amping. I could have done this in the audio lab, but our professor told us a rather inspiring story of someone who re-amped something last year inside of a mailbox. So I thought of the most random places and ways I could re-amp things, and I gave it a go.
For the vocal and harmonica track, I set up 5 empty water bottles and one half empty one. (Who says I don’t recycle?) I set a Zoom H4n on top of the bottles and set my iPhone playing the track in between the bottles. Finally, I put a plastic trash bin over the top of all of it. I enjoyed the result. As the song is a subliminal jab at the feds, it felt the megaphone sound it ended up producing on his voice was fitting.
I wanted to do something with the guitar track, and I had this great idea of putting the Zoom and my phone in a plastic container and putting it underwater. However, all my plastic containers had poor watertight integrity, and I couldn’t afford to buy Media Loan a new recorder. So I instead chose a glass jar. I began with the recorder and phone in the jar alone (Ha. I made a rhyme.) but decided to add a microfiber glove since the initial results were overbearing. I liked the results because in addition to the guitar, the glass gave off a weird whistling sound.
I don’t think the end product was the greatest, but it definitely got me re-amped (no pun intended) about continuing on to our sound design for film units next quarter.
Til next time!