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Apple Produces A Song Completely Out Of Original Apple Sounds From Last 45 Years
By Mikelle Leow, 19 Oct 2021
Video screenshot via Apple
Today, you might register the click of a locked iPhone, or the dreaded alarm ring, as a quintessential Apple sound. However, there’s just so much more—remember the startup sound of the iMac G3?
Apple has been making unique system sounds, and inadvertently creating more, since 1976, which was when the first Mac computer debuted. Now, it’s transformed those 45 years of pings and pongs into a full-fledged song with the help of English music producer A. G. Cook.
The song, aptly called Start Up, is introduced in a video where Cook is seen holding the iPod click wheel and other gadgets up to a microphone, as well as remixing the noises on Apple’s Logic Pro software. Other sounds include the iOS alert, the email whoosh, the Trash bin being emptied, the AirPods case closing, the HomePod pairing with an iPhone, and the sound of a text message being sent.
Everything is produced, of course, in a garage, which was where Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started the company.
Talk about Apple Music. Can you identify the other sounds in the track?
[via B&T, video and cover image via Apple]
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