This sound? (Shine on you crazy diamond)

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This sound? (Shine on you crazy diamond)

Post by arnoux » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:58 pm

At 00.18/00.19 secs.

It always drived me crazy and always forgot to ask here. WTF is that? When I was very very young like elementary school Pink Floyd was my fav band so I asked my father, he replied it was the aliens :cthulhu:


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Post by LDT » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:10 pm

Which of the sounds?
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Post by arnoux » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm

LDT wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Which of the sounds?
At 0.18/0.19 seconds, sure you have the pad but suddenly appears this crazy little sound, it lasts 1 or 2 seconds

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Post by trentpmcd » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm

Starting around 0:18 my guess is a slide guitar through a tape echo. (steel guitar or "slide" - David Gilmore used both in recording)

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Post by Michael O. » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm

trentpmcd wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Starting around 0:18 my guess is a slide guitar through a tape echo. (steel guitar or "slide" - David Gilmore used both in recording)
Definitely sounds like that- a guitar string slide through a tape echo setup or an Echorec, with possibly a bit of flanging or phasing to spice things up

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Post by trentpmcd » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:28 pm

Michael O. wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm
trentpmcd wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Starting around 0:18 my guess is a slide guitar through a tape echo. (steel guitar or "slide" - David Gilmore used both in recording)
Definitely sounds like that- a guitar string slide through a tape echo setup or an Echorec, with possibly a bit of flanging or phasing to spice things up
You're right, I think Floyd used the Bison Echorec. I always thought it was a tape echo, but after reading your comment looked it up: "an analog magnetic drum recorder instead of a tape loop."

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Post by lisa » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:20 am

Seagull. :miley:

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Post by cretaceousear » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:44 am

A sampled tape of Syd's stomach rumbling, found in the Piper out-takes, put through tape flanging played backwards at double speed.
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Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:18 pm

It's the sound of Roger moaning about his dad, played backwards.

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Post by commodorejohn » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:13 pm

Michael O. wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm
trentpmcd wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Starting around 0:18 my guess is a slide guitar through a tape echo. (steel guitar or "slide" - David Gilmore used both in recording)
Definitely sounds like that- a guitar string slide through a tape echo setup or an Echorec, with possibly a bit of flanging or phasing to spice things up
Seems plausible to me, but I know I've read that the sound-collage elements in "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" came from the abandoned Household Objects album project, so it's possible that it's something a little loopier. Looks from Wikipedia like that material was included as a bonus on one of the later reissues, so I guess one could check and see.

Edit: well, if "that sound" was from the project, it's not in the corresponding track ("Wine Glasses") on the reissue...must've been added later.
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Post by arnoux » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:14 am

Thanks people,

can totally hear the delay yes, the sound does have a very strange tone tho :hmm: very "vocal" quality, never expected it could have being a guitar

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Post by Winglad » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:41 am

Well, maybe it is just someone blowing on a comb...!?

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Post by wuff_miggler » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:47 pm

trentpmcd wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Starting around 0:18 my guess is a slide guitar through a tape echo. (steel guitar or "slide" - David Gilmore used both in recording)
this - because i've done it a million times :-)

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