The other day, as I finished a can of Coke, I shook it to listen to the sound it made and then tried to make as many interesting sounds as I could out of it (obviously). I found that on filling half of it with water and then striking it with my finger and wobbling it, it sounded cool. And, definitely cool enough to be recorded and then pitched down (pretty much the reason why we record sounds don’t we?).
So here’s the recording of the can at three different speeds, recorded at 96k with a Sennheiser MKH416 and Neumann KM184 stereo pair (ORTF) feeding a Sound Devices 744t with my USBPre2 as additional preamps. I’ve compressed them (a bit) to bring out the sustain.
Feel free to download the full res files off SoundCloud and do what you want with them – other than sell them of course!
Coke Can Hits – Normal Speed on SoundCloud
Coke Can Hits – Half Speed on SoundCloud
Coke Can Hits – Quarter Speed on SoundCloud
On a related note (sort of), here’s a commercial I mixed and designed for Coke about a year ago. It’s a bit loud, so check your ‘volume’ knob!