Tech Trumpet: Mad Skype Mix

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Welcome to a new weekly feature: Tech Trumpet. Each week, I’ll be attempting to create something vaguely resembling “music” using various gadgets and computers.

This week, to ease things in gently, here’s a track made up entirely of sounds from my favourite piece of communications software, Skype. I’ll leave you to judge whether it’s electronica, synth, ambient, all or none of the above.

Hit the jump to play the music and find out what’s coming next week.

I promise you that all of these sound samples came from Skype, though some have undergone fairly drastic (and painful) audio surgery during the composition process.

You get bonus points (but sadly no prize) if you can identify the different sounds used (they’re all from the Mac version).

In next week’s show, I’ll be moving away from software sound samples, and turning my attention to some interesting looking audio boxes sitting next to me right now. Who knows what will be plugged in to them, or what noises will emerge?

Andy Merrett

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