telephone microphone.

someone made me a microphone out of an old telephone. sound enters the receiver instead of the transmitter, and the results are not quite the same as what you’d hear over the phone. it’s more like life, but narrower and more lo-fi in an interesting way. i think it’s going to be a fun recording tool.

here’s my first test of the new telephone microphone. no weird effects yet. just a pretty straight signal path with a bit of reverb.

it’s not a proper song as much as it’s a random goof, and a good excuse to mess around with the micron’s arpeggiator a little. the only lyrics are, “ain’t you the finest swamp thing? don’t you forget about me.” which means absolutely nothing, but it was fun to sing. all the vocal tracks went through the telephone, and i layered some harmonies in there, because how often do you get to harmonize with yourself over the phone?

there’s a bit of casio SK-1 in there too. i’ve got a lot to say about that thing (a relatively new addition over here), but i’ll leave it for another time.

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