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Field recording

Toilet roll holder

I’ve been travelling around a lot this month. One of the hotels I stayed at had a bathroom with a couple of interesting sounds. The ventilation system whistled when the wind blew outside, the shower drain made lots of noise and the toilet roll holder squeaked. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my recorder ready quick enough and the wind outside died down. No ventilation whistles for me.. I spent a little time recording the toilet roll holder instead. Hopefully, this can be used for a squeaky gate or an old street sign in a deserted town.

The bathroom was a little too noisy, so I had to use Izotope RX to clean up the recording a bit. There’s still a little noise left, but I’m sure I can get away with it in the mix.

Equipment: Zoom H4N
Toilet roll holder by ThomasAlf