My only objection to Oscillating Fan Youtube is that the subculture fails to provide the model, make and specifications of their fans. Above is 10 hours of a Lakewood. Next up, an hour of a Lasko-brand box fan ("Finally!!!! I found one that sounds right!!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!!!," comments Cateia Jones.)
Here's a roaring, full-spectrum fan sound that I suspect has had a lot of processing done to it (or is entirely synthetic) despite being presented as a "classic fan sound."
This one, "a recording of this soothing desk fan," has an entirely different quality, with a lot of bass and a peculiar phased sound.
This one's supposedly a "vintage" fan, with a warmer, golden quality. (You can replicate this effect on modern fans by drawing a line around the edge with a green marker.)
Here's an authentic, small-bore Honeywell with little rasping ribbons tied to it. Who on earth wants that? Jesus christ.
Here's another Lakewood. A suspiciously similar Lakewood. I want you, dear reader, to imagine a world where youtubers gank one anothers' 10 hour videos of oscillating fans. Is that a world you want to be awake in?
Here's 10 hours of a relaxing air conditioner unit: "I have always enjoyed hearing the ambient roar of an air conditioner while I'm filing asleep, so I decided to record mine and upload it. Enjoy :]"
Here's 8 full hours of an old-timey Conair bonnet hair dryer. As a small child, I was always intrigued by the row of these at mum's hair salon, and jealous of the elderly ladies who got to sit in them. Now I can live my dream, sort of.
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