The Ambient Dishwasher

April 15th, 2015

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Every mix has it's own unique starting point.  And this mix definitely started in a unique place - my dishwasher.


One day my dishwasher was making some weird noises, it kind of sounded like an alien playing a didgeridoo was trapped inside.  So I recorded a little bit of the sound and then processed it using Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch.  And whaddya know - it actually sounds pretty good. 



Dishwasher Drone - stretched version


Dishwasher original sound


I've used Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch in mixes before and it's a fun little program for non-musicians like me.


I posted the stretched version on the Hypnos Recordings forum just for kicks.  A couple folks asked to hear the original source as well.  Then the next thing you know some of the artists who frequent the forum took that original dishwasher sound & used it as a source to come up with their own original takes.

I was pretty darn excited.  These are artists that in some cases I've been listening to for years.  And they were going to make music from my freakin' dishwasher.  Pretty cool.

Here's the Hypnos forum dishwasher thread... HYPNOS

We ended up with five pieces created from the original dishwasher sounds.  I also asked my son, who produces EDM music as AXX, to also make an ambient dishwasher tune, which he did and I gotta say I love his version.  Throw my stretched version in there and we have 7 dishwasher tunes, enough for a whole mix.  Pretty cool again.

I started the mix with the original sound and let it morph into the different versions.  They all flow together very well.

Here are the links to each individual piece used in the mix in order of appearance...

 

https://soundcloud.com/low-light-mixes/dishwasher-original

 

https://soundcloud.com/low-light-mixes/dishwasher-drone


https://soundcloud.com/forrest-fang/daves-dishwasher-zen-cycle-021815

 

https://soundcloud.com/low-light-mixes/dishwasher-drone-axx-rework


https://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/chthonic-cycles


https://castleview.bandcamp.com/track/cavewasher


https://soundcloud.com/dataobscurarecords/the-circular-ruins-over-daves-dishwasher


https://serenffordd.bandcamp.com/track/rin-se

 

 

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Dishwasher original sound
  • 00:17    Dave Michuda - Dishwasher Stretch
  • 01:00    Forrest Fang - Dave's Dishwasher(Zen Cycle)
  • 02:42    AXX - Dishwasher Drone AXX Rework
  • 05:15    Igneous Flame - Chthonic Cycles
  • 09:25    Castleview - Cavewasher
  • 11:20    The Circular Ruins - The Circular Ruins Over Dave's Dishwasher
  • 15:00    Dave Michuda - Dishwasher Stretch part 2
  • 16:55    Seren Ffordd - Rin-Se
  • 20:43    end