Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Snarf!, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Snarf! macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2004
    BG, Norway
    OK, so I`m going to tell you something that really freaked me out.
    I`m playing my guitar in GarageBand thrue the Arena overdrive setting on the virtual guitar amp. The guitar is making the same humming in GB as it does on a real amp, and the gain and volume settings are quite high and I`m having alot of fun.
    Then i pause the backing track and hold my lefthand fingers atop the strings to quiet the feedback from the amp: You guys will never guess what happens next.

    I hear childrens voices singing, in english (i live in NORWAY!!), singing jesus loves me and something like that. jesus is good jesus loves me. The freaky thing is that its comming from the guitar amp in GB, Meaning the singin is coming from my Les Paul? WhAT?

    I am not a religious man, but right now I`m reconsidering my stand on that perticular matter.
    Anyways, at this point I`m getting a bit upset. Is GOD talking to me? did someone slip me a mickey? am I insane?
    All of the above?

    After a coupple of minutes of lying under my bed screaming, i come to my senses. turn the signal input on my 410 audio interface down. the voices are gone now. I call a producer I know, and tell him what i have experienced. He tells me he`s heard of it happening before, and (puh.. :) it`s not GOD talking to me. I live nearby a church and he suspects they might have a childrens choir, and theyr equipment might affect my equip.
    I have used GB alot since, and have not experienced the "angel" voices again, so I`m hoping it was a one time thing. I even talked to apple about it and they ensure me there are NO samples of girls singing "jesus loves me" in GB or GB JamPack... But I am interested;

    Has anyone else had weird experiences like this with GB (or other audio software/hardware? I`d like to hear from you.
  2. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Whoa... thats odd... very odd hmmm.... maby God is trying to tell you somthing or it was just a quincedent. or for some reason another app was open... I don't use GB too much, but I have never heard of anything like that
  3. porovaara macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2002
    I recommend not taking shrooms before your jam sessions from now on.
  4. crazytom macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    Years ago I was at a practice space that was near a radio tower. I got the radio station in pretty clear through my amp. I'd just chalk your experience up to radio interference through having the gain too high on your 410. Try duplicating the settings and you might be able to listen long enough to determine exactly what the signal is.
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Yeah I think that dope is affecting your brain....Hmm can you try some other drug and see if you have the same affects? :p
  6. phonemonkey macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2004
    I actually had a similar experience a few years ago after taking a couple doses of lsd.
  7. Mantat macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2003
    Montréal (Canada)
    No panic, no panic. THere is of course a scientific explanation for this.

    I dont know it personaly but I have experienced something similar: when playing on my PC with a headset, I hear the radio. I was freaked out at first and asked my room mate to check it and he confirmed the voices too. I guess you experienced the same thing. My guess is that the signal comes fromt he electric wiring.

    It may be spooky at first, but science and cold head should always prevail!
  8. Oroboros macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2004
    Dude, if YOU'RE getting THEIR signals... =D

  9. Walton macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2004
    Today I was playing my bass when I thought I heard voices from outside, so I kept playing, thinking nothing of it, and then I heard music, but it was from my amp, and not my music. It was Arabic music, a piano playing an arabic song and an Arabic guy wailing Arabic lyrics. It freaked me out.

    But it's all okay now...

    This is because the guitar strings are acting as a radio for low frequency things, and the pickups are close enough to pick up the transmissions and the amp... lets you hear them.
  10. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Our high school is very close to the St. Louis International airport. Two years ago, when we put on Godspell our signal and the airport traffic signals got crossed somehow, and so we had to kill our mic system because of interference. We called the airport, and they said "Thank goodness it's just you!" Apparently our signal had been picked up by their repeater and spread all over the country. They said that some poor pilot up in WV had radioed the tower for landing instructions and was greeted by a chorus from the opening number, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord!"
  11. ifjake macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    it's electromagnetic interference or something like that. i have it on my cheapy speakers because they're not electromagnetically shielded and i'm down the block from a radiostation that likes to crank their signal like crazy. this is a common thing. radio waves in the air can be transmitted through unshielded equipment, probably your guitar cable (standard low impedence unshielded quarter inch). it's kinda like part of your stuff acts like an antenna. i don't really know what i'm talking about, but i've experienced it and i kinda know what it is. though a english christian radio station in Norway wouldn't seem to have enough juice behind their signal to be picked up so clearly. there still may have been some signal boosting from the Almighty. :)

    edit: maybe that's high impedence. whichever one allows more signal.oh and not quite Walton ;)
  12. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    but that makes the playing so much better! or maybe it just seems that way at the time... :D :D
  13. Sasha3 macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2004
    Pennsylvania hinterlands
    Have not had that experience. But if you install GB BACKWARDS and use it you get some pretty satanic messages from Osama Bintheredunthat. Anyway, I am GOD and I don't recall having sent out a memo to have this transpire. Oh, how do I know I AM who I AM? Well every time I pray I find that I'm talking to myself.

    Happy trails...
  14. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    I take some of what you were smoking :D
    No, seriously I had some weird noises coming out of my ichat audio connection, so I guess anything is possible. Although I didn't hear voice but rather an annoying beeping noise.
  15. rueyeet macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2003
    Man. I'd have hated to be a passenger listening in to the "pilot's channel" on my seat-arm headphone jack during THAT little episode. :eek: :D
  16. sethypoo macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    You know, the signal may have been generated by a human source, but that doesn't mean God didn't direct it your way.
  17. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    buffalo ny
    this same thing happend to me a few years ago...

    my band mate and i were taking a break from practice when
    across the room we hear what sounds like cult speak coming
    from the darkness...

    it was definately weird/cool... but no strange phenomenon...

    just some radio signal im sure we picked up through the amp....

    whats really weird is if you put some aluminum foil on your
    tooth fillings and hear voices coming from inside your mouth...
  18. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    GAH!! That reminds me of when I had to wear headgear for a few months!! Try sleeping hearing sound coming from your jaw that NO ONE ELSE CAN HEAR!!
  19. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    I'm sure it's nowhere near as extreme as the method used by Tufts University radio station once-upo-a-time. They hooked their signal to some nearby railroad tracks. They did get caught by an FCC agent however, IN FLORIDA. Needless to say, they lost their license for a while.*

    *I take no responsibility for the technical or factual accuracy of this, it's completely hearsay, well, to me at least.
  20. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Maybe despite the frustration, you need to learn how to post topics here...
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    I second the motion!

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