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patrickrhone
patrickrhone
The Soothing Sound of Typing a Letter. patrickrhone.net
philly
philly

@patrickrhone Delightful. I could practically feel the weight of the keys and the sense zip of the return just by listening. Thank you.

smokey
smokey

@patrickrhone This was a delight to listen to. Many, many years ago I had a brief infatuation with a typewriter and writing with it, and this took me back. Shukran.

ChrisJWilson
ChrisJWilson

@patrickrhone it sounds like it really resounds. Is that just an effect of the recording or does it really make mechanical keyboards sound like a touchscreen ;) (not that there's anything wrong with that. Also are you going to start and ASMR podcast!)

manton
manton

@patrickrhone I love this. Good example of the kind of experiments that are natural for short podcasts, since it's easier to try things and not get stuck in a more traditional show format for each episode.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@manton Thanks for this. It means a lot.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@ChrisJWilson The sound does fill the room. That said, the room is our third floor loft space so it’s a pretty big room to fill.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@philly Thanks. I love typing on this thing. Perhaps I’ll share the sound of my 1955 Royal soon.

helgeg
helgeg

@patrickrhone I love the whack on the space bar, and of the carriage return.

odd
odd

@patrickrhone That brings me back… I got to set up my own machine one of these days. Maybe ask @manton if he can make a special Micro.blog iOS keyboard with typewriter sounds 😉

manton
manton

@odd @patrickrhone Ha! That reminds me of the Tom Hanks typewriter iOS app.

vasta
vasta

@patrickrhone How wonderful! It's a sound I used to hear so often before, but haven't heard enough recently. Will have to unearth and restore my typewriters this fall. Thank you for sharing that.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@helgeg The letter I was typing is headed your way.

klandwehr
klandwehr

@patrickrhone reminds me of the type writer we had in the basement growing up. It probably was from the late 40’s and it sounded like that

helgeg
helgeg

@patrickrhone Nice! Looking forward to it. And compulsive me will try to listen to the recording to try to map it to the letters on the page.

dgreene196
dgreene196

@patrickrhone The typewriter I used growing up (to fill out things like college applications) was an electric model (I'll have to ask my parents to pull it out of a closet to see what it was). So in my mind, I expect a background hum that a truly manual typewriter just doesn't have. A classic, purer sound nonetheless.