Recording air condition sound effects in the United States!
The sound that I have for you today is a pretty amazing one!
As you may know, I worked on the film project with Sean Duran (latest post with the Polaroid) and in his house was this old Air Conditioner. It is maybe from the 90s or early 2000 and creates this amazing unique sound! When you start the Air Con it has this rumbling sound you feel like Darth Vader is breathing and after minute 1:10 the machine started to really turn on what gives the sound an up swinging effect!
I let it run for about 2:40 min and turn it off and the machine slowly but constantly shot down.
By the time I have the remote controller and press the buttons so that you have some beeping noise effects within the recordings!
Very cool sound and if you make experimental music or you are a creative sound designer I guess you open a new world of sound with this one!
I made a little bit more research and found this model on the Daewoo Website and it looks pretty similar to the one that I recorded.
It could be a Daewoo 8.000 BTU Automatic Window Air Conditioner and I found some more facts!
Power: / CAPA. (V / Hz) 115 / 60, 8000 BTU
Unit Dimension: (W x D x H) (inches) 18.6 x 15.5 x 12.6
Packing Dimension: (W x D x H) (inches) 23 x 18.1 x 15
Net / Gross Weight: 50.7 / 59.5 lbs
Stuffing: Q’ty 40HQ 700 sets
Performance Certification: AHAM, EEV
Safety Approval: cUL
Tone is always such an important thing, and that’s achieved through a multitude of people. It comes through the writing, it comes through the way it’s shot, and it comes through the production design and the sound design.