Room tones and “found drones” are one of the our favorite things when recording sounds. Those tones generated around the world can be exotic and fun to gather.

Sonic Terrain’s co-founder and editor Nathan Moody published such a drone on his great blog Noise Jockey. Nathan loves to capture drones and tonal elements for different objects and places too. This time he got a pretty cool drone in a bathroom. Let’s listen:

Sometimes, you need to record in embarrassing places to get the good stuff. A recent example for me was in a bathroom of a local supermarket.

Longtime readers and listeners to Noise Jockey know my obsession with cool drones. This one was an ancient, badly-needing-to-be-cleaned ventilation fan. It was really not that large, but it made this intense, deep thrumming sound that just had to be recorded. Luckily, no one came in while my recorder was rolling, presenting at best a challenging set of questions I’d have to answer…

Nathan recorded this sound using a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder.

Have you recorded similar sounds? We’d love to hear them!

Recording of the Week is a series of posts dedicated to feature a sound recording published in the community during each week, in order to promote different kinds of recordists over the web.