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marshall
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03 Aug 2008, 7:37 pm

I sometimes hear sad melodies in the drone of the refrigerator, fans, vent noises, etc. If I concentrate hard enough I can hear music underneath almost any kind of sound. It's usually something unique too, not just a melody that's already in my head. I don't know if this is what you're talking about.

It once gave me the idea to go out and record sounds and then manipulate the pitch onto music. Just a far fetched dream now though. I don't have a clue how people would go about something like that.



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04 Aug 2008, 12:33 am

It's probably possible, given a good computer to manipulate the sounds with.

Musical hallucinations.. hmm. Do they get distracting? Or is it more like having theme music? Anyway, it's not a problem if they're not distracting and you know the music's being produced by your brain and not your surroundings.

I notice sounds that nobody else notices, but they're not hallucinations; they're just things that other people filter out. For example, the hum of the fan on a CPU, the high-pitched whine of a charging battery, a vacuum being run next door, the builders across the street using hammers, my cats walking across the floor, my own heartbeat.... I have a lot of trouble with that because I live in an apartment, and that means noticing everything the neighbors do. I can tell by the sounds when they're cleaning or letting the dog out (she's not a barker; she just has a unique footstep) or showering or going to work... I just don't filter this stuff out. It really gets annoying sometimes because when I try to concentrate, I hear all those noises and I can't seem to shut them out.


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04 Aug 2008, 5:07 am

I can make music in my head easily, but to put it on paper...
When I'm feeling creeped out i hear "Ripe (With Decay)" playing at the back of my head.



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04 Aug 2008, 6:29 am

Callista wrote:
It's probably possible, given a good computer to manipulate the sounds with.



You can do it with a fairly average-to-decent computer and a freeware program. You need decent recording equipment, though, unless you want the recording noise to be part of what you're manipulating into music.


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