Fun with cellphone feedback

Dino sent us this vid demonstrating some potential audio effects resulting from landline-to-cellphone delay times. Strictly speaking “reverb” is usually considered as sound delays with no discernible separation – but hey, who’s counting? Good clean fun to try at home- would definitely be cool to see this effect taken advantage of in a live performance or art installation … but maybe only on nights & weekends? :P

8 thoughts on “Fun with cellphone feedback

  1. Chris H says:

    You don’t know how much fun I’ve had doing this with my friends (the effect is more pronounced with two cells on speakerphone) especially on late night runs to Tim Horton’s

  2. chadada says:

    The Low Anthem is doing this in one of their songs. The lead-singer calls another phone from his and whistles into both in front of the mic. It has a really cool effect. Here is a post someone wrote about it and a link to hear it:

  3. matt g says:

    I used this trick as a funky lo-fi spacey delay in one of my tunes, appropriately about blasting off into space. The built-in gate (or squelch or whatever) in cell phones/speaker phones also enhances the effect. The song’s not done, or else I would link it.

  4. w1ll_haven says:

    I saw the Low Anthem a couple of months ago doing this on stage and it was really excellent !

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