September 24, 2012

Sound Design Improvisation

What does a Shure SM57 recording microphone and glass of wine have in common with each other?  – Absolutely nothing.  That is unless you’re tinkering with its resonance properties and exploring the limits of the types of sounds it can produce and effect.  Since there is no shortage of mad scientists out there finding ways to create music, we are not surprised to see this.

Enrico Ascoli used a small 45 record, his turntable, a microphone, and wine glass to alter his voice before it enters the microphone.  He uses the same properties one would encounter when they blow on the tops of bottles with varying amount of liquid inside.…