Originally published: 18 Dec 2016
Friends, did you wake up today and proclaim that what the ASMR community desperately needs is another mortar & pestle sounds video? No. No, you did not. Neither did I.
But, I did proclaim that I wanted to figure out a bit more about the noise floor of the ragtag collection of old audio gear I use to record the sound for my videos, and the best way to do that is to record some quiet, subtle sounds. Fabric is excellent for this, yes, but I settled on the marble mortar, pestle, small shot glass, and salt.
Although this started as an audio test clip, it didn’t turn out too bad, so here it is for you. If you are a fan of stone, glass or metal trigger sounds, I hope you find something enjoyable and triggering here. I tried to keep the scraping and tapping pretty subtle, although a few clunks got through. You might also notice two clocks in the room, each clicking at one-second intervals, as well as one or two cars that drove by outside.
I hope you enjoy these occasional trigger videos mixed in with the musing and tinkering videos. There’s another reason I’m “practicing” with a mortar and pestle today, but I’m going to defer that detail for now (to be explained with an unboxing video in the next month or so, hopefully). ;-)
It sounds cliche, but I really appreciate those of you who have subbed to the channel so far. Anybody who jumps into the ASMR pool 5+ years late is swimming around with a LOT of other content, and it is hard to be noticed with the kind of stuff I’m doing. Your views and kind comments really mean a lot. Peace to you and those close to you.
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