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That is spooky! Great post, dhruva, thank you.
posted by mlis at 8:02 PM on July 25, 2005


how come we sound so goofy? (wav)

No wonder the aliens don't come to visit! We're probably their comic relief or something.
posted by amberglow at 8:09 PM on July 25, 2005


it really is creepy tho--so, in space, they can hear you scream? Would an astronaut hear the same thing Cassini heard? Did Armstrong hear anything on the moon?
posted by amberglow at 8:10 PM on July 25, 2005


Great post, thanks!
Goes very well with downloadthemall.
posted by numlok at 8:14 PM on July 25, 2005


numlok: thx for the FF tip!
posted by mlis at 8:17 PM on July 25, 2005


Did Armstrong hear anything on the moon?
a buzz?

posted by philida at 8:32 PM on July 25, 2005


Sure thing!
The developers will surely be pleased to see it used for something beyond porn... ;)
posted by numlok at 8:33 PM on July 25, 2005


Holy crap.
posted by swift at 8:35 PM on July 25, 2005


That's a great post.
posted by 517 at 8:41 PM on July 25, 2005


Really very cool. Thanks for the post!
posted by trip and a half at 8:45 PM on July 25, 2005


I, for one, welcome our 50's-horror-movie-soundtrack-loving Saturnian overlords.
posted by zardoz at 8:46 PM on July 25, 2005


Sound of the big bang.
posted by 517 at 8:51 PM on July 25, 2005


The background noise of our little corner of the Universe is B flat.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:30 PM on July 25, 2005


This is great, dhruva!
posted by kenko at 10:18 PM on July 25, 2005


Whoa. That was uncannily like the music in Forbidden Planet and pretty much every 1950s scifi film.
posted by Rusty Iron at 10:28 PM on July 25, 2005


Thanks for this, dhruva.
posted by interrobang at 10:33 PM on July 25, 2005


Wow, that's so cool, thanks!
posted by bluehermit at 11:02 PM on July 25, 2005


it's eerie how much these sounds could be easily taken from Kubrick's 2001...
posted by Satapher at 12:12 AM on July 26, 2005


Excellent post. The saturn clip eerily resembles the sound of the alien transmission deleted from ridley Scott's Alien.

Thanks.

Note: on link, scroll down to "File 03: Derelict Transmission." Download requires registration.
posted by googly at 4:40 AM on July 26, 2005


Rusty Iron and zardoz are bang on, especially the Forbidden Planet soundtrack. But they've putzed around with the sound enough, speeding it up 22x and then downshifting the frequency range by a factor of 44 to make this audible. Amazing! You can hear stuff! And it's all ooooOOOOOhhhhhh!!!! More a product of their post-production tomfoolery.
But still creepy.
posted by nj_subgenius at 5:17 AM on July 26, 2005


Though I agree that it's very 50's like, it also could be directly out of a Dr. Who episode...
posted by juiceCake at 6:31 AM on July 26, 2005


I need to learn how to edit .wav files so I can make a loop of that Saturn one. This Hallowe'en, I want it playing on my stereo with the volume cranked to eleven.
posted by alumshubby at 1:23 PM on July 26, 2005


alumshubby: Here you go (.zip).
Should be able to just duplicate the enclosed .wav multiple times in whatever audioCD burning software you use.
Just make sure and remove any default "gap" that the software tries to put in between tracks.
posted by numlok at 5:13 PM on July 26, 2005


Oh, and BTW...

nj_subgenius: "More a product of their post-production tomfoolery."

I don't agree. I see it more in line with adjusting the material for our narrow range of sensitivity.

I wouldn't discount this as "tomfoolery" any more than I would photographs manipulated to show us Xray, infrared, ultraviolet spectrums, etc. or time-lapse movies that compress a day's worth of activity into a minute's worth of time (or the inverse of a thousandth of a second lasting almost a minute).
posted by numlok at 5:22 PM on July 26, 2005


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