View Full Version : ZAP!

04-12-2004, 02:42 PM
It's named (-) ions because the whole song is about electricity. Danny and Maynard probably found some sheet metal (in orchestral percussion, ornately referred to as a "thunder sheet") and wanted to do something with it. The static zapping sound you hear is two parallellish conducting rods that carry a spark between them (like the ones in Commander Keen). The "(-)" is present because of the reference to electricity -- a negative ion composed of "-" is simply an electron, the basis for electric current.

04-15-2004, 06:59 AM
Well yeah.

05-19-2004, 10:07 PM
but that is the coolest sound!!i love storms and rain and thunder..a very clever idea!

05-20-2004, 12:25 AM
That guy is so smart... that he missed my Thread about it.

05-20-2004, 03:33 AM
If you listen with headphones, the sound goes from on eear to the other really clearly.

05-20-2004, 10:02 AM
If you have a good stereo with some dolby shit... then you can hear it even more clear.

05-20-2004, 02:30 PM
I have Dolby. This song is almost as fantastic as Third Eye.

Oh yeah, randomly, what would you guys think of Disp/Ref/Third Eye instead of Triad?

05-21-2004, 05:19 AM
It wont sound as great as Disp/Refl/Triad

05-21-2004, 05:34 AM
I dunno about that -- I think Reflection would go into Third Eye better than it does into Triad, because really Reflection and Triad are just crossfaded, instead of musically segued.

05-21-2004, 05:39 AM
I guess so.