Technology

The Museum Of Endangered Sounds

Posted June 3rd, 2012

Audio, Technology


This site was started in January of 2012 by Brendan Chilcutt as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by his favorite old technologies and electronics equipment: “For instance, the textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR. As you probably know, it’s a wonderfully complex sound, subtle yet unfiltered. But, as streaming playback becomes more common in the US, and as people in developing nations like Canada and the UK get brought up to DVD players, it’s likely that the world will have seen and heard the last of older machines like the HR-7100. And as new products comes to market, we stand to lose much more than VCRs.”

Read more and listen to the archived sounds over here.