Bathroom Door

An unsettling pad sound created from a creaky door

The story

The mechanism in the door handle to the bathroom has a squeaky spring in it. It really needs oiling, but it is one of those jobs that never seems to get high enough on the priority list. So it makes this weird scraping sound every time you open the door…

It turns out that it scrapes with a perfect C2! So here’s a very processed version that ends up as an unsettling pad sound. From left to right, the microphones start out with tone, and get noisier and grittier to the right, with the actual door sample providing the ‘clicks’ in the middle.

This is not a bathroom in which you want to spend much time!

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  • Sparkling and warm texture

    Definitely cannot imagine the sound from the title!! It is warm, wobbling sound but also sounds like a talking pad. Very unique texture.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Evolving spooky textures

    Every time i see this simplest I've come to expect something creative and unsettling. This instrument is so interesting and scary. I usually dont download these spookier sounds as i dont use them often but I'm thinking its time to organize my piano book libraries into separate folders and create a folder for scary sounds for when i need them. This sound is just too good to pass up. It has a metallic, creaky sound but also kind of has a windiness about it. It keeps evolving and creates so much tension just on its own. As always the GUI offers alot of controllability. Awesome

    septemberwalk04 November 2021

    Ok, door noises can be terrifying at times, but I never expected THIS kind of horror, and I say that with the best intentions in mind! It sounds horrifyingly good, with tons of personalization options in order to make it perfect for you. I did find that some sub-frequencies tend to build up in the left channel more than the right one, but it is honestly a very minor detail. Good job!

    Alex Raptakis01 November 2021
  • Very interesting instrument...

    If there's any instrument that best demonstrates how to take a simple, everyday sound and turn it into something musical, then this is the one! It's amazing how you were able to get all of these different textures and timbres out of just a door. The GUI is pretty intuitive and easy to use, and the stereo aspect of the samples makes it have a very dynamic sound as you can hear different textures and sonic elements from each side. Fabulous work!

    Christopher13 October 2021
  • Interesting decontextualized bathroom door

    This is a very nice example of how to decontextualize a sample in an artistic way. This instrument in itself is like a piece of music in each note you play, which you can adjust to your wishes. This is nice for experimental music. The GUI is equally strange visually but very useful and detailed.

    OsvaldoDeJesusG25 October 2021
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