[sdiy] Listening and recording electromagnetic fields

Richie Burnett rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Wed Jul 8 16:59:04 CEST 2015

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the sound of the lightsaber in the 
Starwars movies was created by waving an unshielded dynamic microphone near 
the deflection coils of an operating TV set.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ullrich Peter
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 2:49 PM
To: Richie Burnett
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Listening and recording electromagnetic fields


This reminds me on the "Pocket Calculator" (Taschenrechner) song from 

They also used the sounds of the old caluclators.
The good old Texas Instruments TI-30 made the Kraftwerk-Pocket Calculator 
sounds quite good.
No inductive coupling was needed, you could simply take a signal out of the 
keyboard matrix via a 47k resistor or so.


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[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] Im Auftrag von Richie Burnett
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 08. Juli 2015 14:56
An: synth-diy
Betreff: Re: [sdiy] Listening and recording electromagnetic fields

That video made me smile - It's ironic that people are wanting to listen to 
and record these sounds, as Electronics Designers often tear their hair out 
trying to find ways to stop these pops, crackles and buzzes from finding 
their way into the audio outputs of products!

I guess one man's noise is another man's symphony! ;-)


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