Ghostly Voice Appears In Playback
Of New VO Recording - What Is It??
By Mike Elmore
Ghost in the machine. A reference / topic that has been considered over the decades by notables such as Sting, Gilbert Ryle ...and now Mike Elmore (one of these things is not like the others).
OK, so maybe this wasn't a ghost.
I have never been one to fear or even really give much thought to even the IDEA of ghosts. Until now.
If asked at a party, "Mike - do you believe in ghosts?" I suppose my answer would have been, "Neutral. I really don't know."
I don't construct a belief system in anything unless I have had the opportunity to either experience it first hand or spend some time REALLY delving into it, studying it and participating in deep discussions about it."
Today, my answer would strike similarities, but with an addition.
That would be a quick mention of an experience I had recently while recording in my soundproof booth in my nearly soundproof home studio.
It's a space void of any other human at that moment. Just me and my studio buddy / quiet hound, JJ.
EASY, FEW STUMBLES ...
I was recording a training module for AT&T. It was about a 10-minute piece.
I ran through it with relative ease and very few stumbles.
Feeling confident, I left the booth and walked into the control room.
With my editing hat on I cranked up the monitors and hit "Play."
WOOPS - WHAT'S THAT?
About 2.3 seconds into my playback I heard something weird. A second voice blurting something out in the background. Take a listen: