Chipmunk Christmas, slowed down to original speed

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21 Responses to “Chipmunk Christmas, slowed down to original speed”

  1. Boundegar says:

    This is so great!  I think I did this with an LP back in…  well…  the 20th century.  But as a kid, I never noticed how exaggerated their enunciation is.  Probably they did a first take with natural voices, and found it was unintelligible.  There’s some craftsmanship to this.

    • relawson says:

       My cousins and I used to take one of those mini tape recorders with speed selection and make our own chipmunk skits. We got pretty good at the timing and switching back and forth for regular voice parts. Great times were had by all! :)

  2. 10xor01 says:

    Speeding up can also be funny.  If you play the LP of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire at 45 rpm, it’s Dolly Parton’s voice you hear.

  3. cellocgw says:

    Can anyone verify they actually produced the songs this way?  I had blithely assumed they just used a Fourier Transform to shift the voice frequency. (And, yes, there were FT techniques available even in the analog days)

  4. Stefan Jones says:

    My friend Paulie had that very album (I remember the calendar page) and a turntable with a 16 rpm setting (for “talking books” records). It was very eerie, hearing the singers’ natural voices.

  5. voiceinthedistance says:

    Even more festive than Cyriak. You rawk, Rob.

    ‘Tis the time of year to give thanks, so thank you Boing Boing!

  6. Rob Gehrke says:

    Did you know that “Santa” is an anagram for “Satan”? Coincidence? 
    Wake up, sheeple.

  7. wrybread says:

    Ha, whoever wrote that description in the box, well done.

  8. musesum says:

    The satan free sped up version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StC8MhcgALc 

  9. Andreu LaFleur says:

    Um, I heard you needed a link. Found  it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8FxOu2gg10

  10. Photomonkey says:

    This always reminds me of the Daedelus song that sampled this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–iO4ZpTE-c

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