Typewriter Sound Effects 1960 Smith & Corona

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Recording Typewriter Sound Effects. Original 1960 Smith & Corona typewriter machine

Have you seen the Series Mindhunter yet? If you watch the first episode and you listen to the discussion with Holden and the FBI Director you can listen to this awesome typewriting sound in the background!  That inspired me to record a typewriter sound effect!

We went to Iowa and drove 1800 Miles across the United States to a small city called Sioux City. This is the Libbys hometown.

We went to one of Libby’s friend on a visit and I saw in a closet this old typewriter. At this moment I remembered the series. Lucky that I always carry my camera and some of my audio equipment with me. I ask Libby’s friend how old the typewriter was and if it works?  She told me that the typewriter might be from the 60s and I should try it.

It worked!!!

As you can see in the video I placed my new Soundman Binaural Microphones left and right on the typewriter and started writing!
I love this mechanic sound and if the roll is done it creates this fun “BING” sound effect!

The Video is only a few minutes long but the Sound File is over ten minutes. Stupid if you have an empty battery in the camera.  The video covered almost all sounds but not paper rolling sounds but its included in the downloadable file on Bandcamp.

I wish everybody out there a Happy Thanksgiving 2017 and a wonderful rest of the week!

Typewriter Sound Effects

I love working on a typewriter – the rhythm, the sound; it’s like playing the piano, which I do, too.

David Mamet

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