Author Topic: Vuvuzelas, anyone?  (Read 1216 times)

Ein Sophistry

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Vuvuzelas, anyone?
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:48:30 PM »
So, my girlfriend and I are watching the World Cup and we're both very intrigued by the drone-tastic horns the South African fans use. Together, it sounds like a giant swarm of 'roid-raging bees. Does anyone know of any decent quality recordings of this or any similar instruments?

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Re: Vuvuzelas, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 04:54:22 PM »
I don't think you'd get the full "swarm of hornets" sound without hundreds/thousands of people playing at once.
(Certainly not without at least dozens of players with circular breathing techniques.) 

If you have a VCR (or similar) with audio outs, you should be able to record it.
(I've already been thinking about it - but I'm not sure I will ever want to hear that sound again by the end of this month -
though I bet it would sound great tuned down low and slow.)

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Re: Vuvuzelas, anyone?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 05:46:29 PM »
It sure is like a swarm of gigantic bees :)
And seems the same at the various venues.
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Re: Vuvuzelas, anyone?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 06:41:04 AM »
I read that there's a larger version called a kuduzela (described as "a vuvuzela on HGH (horn growth hormone.")
which has been prohibited from the stadium grounds.