Off the hook

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Trepan
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Off the hook

Post by Trepan » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:52 am

Hey all,

I've been looking for a sound clip as well as a circuit that would generate the sound that you used to hear in the 80s if you left your phone off the hook for an extended period of time. This is not like the current sound you'll hear, but a constant sound that would increase and decrease in frequency ad infineum.

Also they used it in the Evil Dead 2 movie as a sound effect to indiciate the main character going insane. It's a funny little sound and any help tracking down some info on it would be appreciated :)

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Post by jollyrgr » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:16 pm

I think I know the sound effect you are looking for; but it was not an OFF HOOK sound. The OFF HOOK sound is found here:
http://www.telephonetribute.com/audio/o ... _alert.wav

What I think you are looking for is the rise and fall siren like sound of the "no such number" in the days before a recording of "the number you have reached is not in service" would play. That can be found here:
http://www.telephonetribute.com/audio/nsn8sec.wav
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