Cracking Open a Can

Can Opening 2

I got some feedback about the Cracking Open a Can Notification Ringtone that I posted last night. The feedback boiled down to: it lacked the KCHKCHAAAAA that a satisfyingly cracked can can produce. And, somewhat reluctantly, I had to agree. So I had another go at it tonight. I cracked another can of Red Stripe. Then I laid down the audio of the new can on top of last night’s can; did some more editing; and here we are. I still think it lacks some of the sizzle that lingers after the can’s been cracked. But it definitely has more punch to it during the crack.

Crack dat can

Opening a can (soda or beer or whatever) can produce a really satisfying sound. Don’t you agree? So I made a ringtone of that good ol’ ch-cracking sound! Listen to it. Since it is only one second long, it would make a good notification ringtone (like for receiving texts or IMs). 

This was made with a pint-size can of Red Stripe, and an Edirol R-09HR recorder. (note: it doesn’t sound too great on my laptop speakers… but it sounds great with headphones on – hopefully it sounds good on my phone.)

Airplane Ringtone

Here’s a notification tone (for IM or SMS notifications). I recorded it on an airplane last week. It’s the seatbelt on/off tone.

airplane tone

It was noted that a dual-toned “bing bong” would be better. But I guess Southwest doesn’t use a dual-tone…? I might try to match a second tone to it.

When I Die

Here’s another “notification” ringtone. Like, it’s nice to have different tones on your phone to make it so that you know, say, that’s a text; or, that’s an IM; or, that one’s an email!

So that’s how this short ringtone can be useful.

When I die

Hmm Mmm Him

Scott wanted a tone of Al Bundy’s “Hmm Mmm Him.”

So, mmhmmhim.

That audio is taken straight off of youtube. Also, I kind of believe that people should be rewarded for answering the phone quickly, and so… well, that’s not truly what I mean. What I truly mean is that I kind of believe people should be punished for not answering the phone quickly. So, as a punishment of sorts, I made the last half of this a kind of horrid battle between Al and the laughing audience. And he’s only able to get them to stop cutting him off by singing the actual lyrics. But even then their laughter lingers a bit, so he yells out something else. And that mostly shuts them up. The end.