Monday, October 23, 2006

What's that sound?

So if you had a chance to go to Sebastian's myspace and take a listen than you heard 3 new Timbo tracks. So did anything sound oddly familiar? Take a listen to Tawanna's "Tonite" and Shelby Norman's "U Hated Me" again. Can you hear it?

Hear that strange "bink bink bink" at the beginning of both tracks? Well that sound has been on a number of Timbaland tracks throughout the years. Ironically, or maybe not so, the tracks it appears on are either unreleased or a snippet. More than likely though, this sound appears on unmastered Timbo tracks. For example the sound appears on:

Aaliyah's "Time"
Attitude "All By Myself" (snippet)
The Kevin Garnett Commercial track
Pooda Brown's "Test My Boyz" (snippet) though the vinyl does exist and I have a feeling this sound has been omitted
and the 2 before mentioned tracks.

So what exactly is the sound? Well I think it's a sort of electronic metronome. What makes me say that? Take a look at this video: Hear it at the end?

So what do you think? Is it a metronome? A music cue? Ahh the mystery....


11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's just a click-track

2:49 AM  
Anonymous unreal said...

Definately a metronome, but then again, I already knew that :)

3:56 AM  
Anonymous unreal said...

Definately a metronome, but then again, I already knew that :)

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's definitely possible it's a metronome, I've seen videos (on youtube) of Pharrell in the studio using a metronome when making tracks. So if it is a metronome we here that probably means the track wasnt completely finished.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Johnboy said...

What's the Kevin Garnett Commercial? :o

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh well

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Alex Niedt said...

It's not an actual metronome, but a click-track to cue Justin before the beat starts.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous unreal said...

To the above;

Well it's both. You will find it's perfectly in sync with the beat (therefore a metronome, since every musician needs one) as well as a track-cue.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Timz da king

6:05 AM  
Anonymous worst said...

Damn i cant wait to work in a studio like that!!

7:49 AM  
Anonymous czar21 said...

Yeah it's a track-cue. I remember seeing this video and finally realizing what that click sound was. It could be a metronome too, but it seems like Tim only uses it as a cue.

12:07 PM  

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