As of late I have been doing experiments with higher end audio equipment such as an outboard USB interface for my laptop paired with a Cardioid Condenser microphone and also using a real time recorder acting as a microphone and recording at the same time. I decided to run everything at very high gain level, pretty much maxed out. This not only makes the mics super “hot” it also increases the noise floor of the recording a great deal. I have found that the background noise of a high gain environment is the ideal place for not only EVP but REAL TIME ITC as well. Pairing this set-up with EchoVox has gotten me some incredible results.
This didn’t surprise me at all. The idea here is actually kind of a hardware interpretation of the same mechanism behind the EchoVox software. I am also working under the idea that EVP is sometimes disembodied voices the are not so much low in frequency than they are in volume. Bring up the noise ceiling and you hear every nuance of a rooms environmental sounds. Of course the main issue with this type of audio research would be contamination from outside sources. The voices of neighbors and children on the street would be pretty easy to pick up. However the goal here is real time 2 way communications. Relevant answers and interactions not just random out of context mumbling. Outside contamination can sometimes be ruled out simply by noting the frequencies of the captures and comparing them to a control recording of the environment.
So far the experiments have been a success in both EchoVox replies and EVP. I think with this latest recording I have proven to myself I am surrounded by whatever these voices are when I am at home, if not all the time. An expert EchoVox user and friend Stephen King from the UK helped me analyzing the audio and was so disturbed by what he was hearing he stopped review and contacted me.
I am no stranger to phantom voices. I feel this direction and approach will help push ITC research further and maybe help us get to the best 2 way conversation possible.
Hear the audio here: https://soundcloud.com/phantommaster/real-time-experiment-428