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Question about Studio Mic'ing
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13 December 2012
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Maybe that's how they got that underwater bubbly sound in "Octopus's Garden" blue-meanie

 

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13 December 2012
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I know that John blowing bubbles in a glass of water through a straw was one of the nautical sound effects in Yellow Submarine, could it have been then? I've always just assumed the mic was recording normally, rather than in the water.

 EDIT: found it, on this rather sensationalist celebrity-oriented website which seems more interested in the appropriation of a condom than anything else:

http://www.starpulse.com/news/.....ord_song_u

The source seems to be Emerick, so I'm assuming it's from Here, There And Everywhere, which I've not read.

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13 December 2012
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Yeah, I was pretty sure it wasn't for a sound effect but for an actual vocal effect. I thought it was on Revolver...I'll have a dig through my books to see if I can figure it out.

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20 December 2012
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As others have mentioned, Geoff Emerick details it in Here, There And Everywhere

It was an attempt to get an "underwater" effect on some vocals in "Yellow Submarine". He put the microphone into a condom and placed it into a tiny bowl of water. It didn't work as they'd hoped, and it didn't appear on the final record (I don't think the mic was damaged).

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