Friday, October 2, 2009
Back in the days before DSL and cable modems, getting online meant using a woefully slow dial-up connection. Because of this, streaming media wasn't as common back then, but when you did find it, it was usually in RealAudio format. This was extremely lo-fi, but did an admirable job at the time. The one major problem with it was if your connection slowed, you'd often get strange sorts of distortion not unlike comb filtering as the buffer struggled to keep up.
So today's free samples consist of some recordings I made about 7 years ago of just these types of distortion. (Bonus points to anyone who can figure out what I was trying to listen to when these occurred). These might not be terribly useful as-is, but with a little editing, I think they could serve as the basis for some interesting sounds.
There are 15 sounds in total as 16-bit WAVs.