Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: The "backwards" speech & other effects
From: email@example.com (Archer Sully)
Date: 1990-05-01, 13:25
In article <9004301340.AA25568@gaffa.MIT.EDU> jsd@GAFFA.MIT.EDU (Sassy Orange Downfall) writes:
> >In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Archer Sully) writes:
>> >>There's an even easier way to do this, using guitar effects. In fact, there
>> >>is a box made by that reverses attacks, and strangely enough
>> >>if you plug a microphone through it you end up sounding just like the people
>> >>in the dream sequence.
> >I have one of these boxes. It's called a Midiverb II by Alesis and it
> >has all sorts of "reverse" programs but none of them sound the way the
> >speech on the show did. These boxes tend to reverse the sounds
> >*after* they've been made so you get someone saying "peanut" for
> >example and then immediately afterward you hear "tuneap."
> >Lynch went the more difficult route - the actors learned the lines
> >backwards and recorded them that way.
The box that I'm thinking of is not a Midiverb II (which sounds kinda cool
anyway), but something different, and far older. I think it was an
Electro-Harmonix thing from the mid-70's, and all it did was reverse
the attack. It didn't sample do a sample and hold, or a LIFO sample.
Archer Sully | I'm 27 years old. That's 54 in Nerd Years
(firstname.lastname@example.org) | -- Keith Rienzi