Two phones calling in the night
December 25, 2015 9:30 PM   Subscribe

It was strangely sad, for some reason. Like two strangers met for a short distance of path in their lives because they had a common goal, and then one of them suddenly vanished, leaving the entirety of the task's weight and responsibility to the person that remained.
Kavinsky — Nightcall (Samsung Cover Cover) by D___N builds on Kavinsky — Nightcall (Samsung Cover) by Arsen Sayadyan. [Via.] posted by Wobbuffet (7 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I was just listening to Nightcall like half an hour ago..right before i was SUPPOSED to go to sleep...and then I see this post. This is exactly the rabbit hole I want to fall down right now, thanks.
posted by capnsue at 9:54 PM on December 25, 2015 [3 favorites]

I don't understand why this is playing pure tones instead of DTMF tones like a phone keypad should.
posted by aubilenon at 10:06 PM on December 25, 2015

Presumably because there is no DTMF involved in actually sending the dialed number from a cel phone to the tower, and someone realized they could substitute much more pleasant sounds than the atonal boops of DTMF for dialing feedback.
posted by egypturnash at 10:32 PM on December 25, 2015 [5 favorites]

Pish tosh, I say! Pish tosh!
posted by aubilenon at 11:07 PM on December 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

A seasonal reminder of how pleasing the boops of DTMF were (I'm being sarcastic, btw - I have enough unpleasant electronic sounds in my life, thanks to baby toys, I prefer these Samsung sounds).
posted by filthy light thief at 11:39 AM on December 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

(I favorited the previous comment purely for its educational value; not because I enjoyed it)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:42 AM on December 26, 2015

But if you prefer oldskool DTMF, here's an old post for you (and the links still work). There's one link I would add to that post: Touch Tone Tunes, where you can actually play the songs on a virtual dial pad with DTMF sounds.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:52 AM on December 26, 2015 [3 favorites]

« Older Cryptographers' Quiz   |   “Fiction is Truth's elder sister.” Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments