Endangered Sounds

Friday, July 20, 2012


The Museum of Endangered Sounds is a website that catalogs sounds from technologies of the past, like the grind of a VCR or the startup sound of an early Macintosh. OTM Producer PJ Vogt talks about what it feels like to be in love with a 56k modem.

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PJ Vogt

Comments [5]


Hey KPW, it's not actually a video game theme, even though it sounds like one. It's a Radiohead song played on a bunch of old computer parts. The link's over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ

Jul. 26 2012 04:47 PM

Wow, great segment!

Ahh, the magic of sound, the magic of life...

Jul. 25 2012 07:59 AM

Does anyone know the video game theme that starts at ~2:40? So familiar it's driving me nuts!

Jul. 24 2012 08:57 PM
Valrica Bryson

I have started a project that I would like to pose to this site. It is the preservation of the culture of the VIrign Islands.

Jul. 22 2012 04:45 PM
Gail Trowbridge from 06460

I worked in telephone central offices installing switching equipment from 1979 to 2004. The sound of a step by step switch routing calls began my career, the sound of the humming fans of an electronic switch ended it. In between, it was the sound of relays clicking away. Sometimes you could tell something important had happened by a sudden increase in the clicking. My working days spanned enough time that I worked removing some of the equipment I had installed, and I still feel some sadness about it.

Jul. 22 2012 03:51 PM

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