OT: AM Radio Simulation?

mjroddy wrote on 8/4/2006, 4:07 PM
I should probably ask this in the Sound Forge forum, but there is no better group than the one here, so here goes:
How might I simulate an Old Tyme radio having it's channels switched - or moved through. There's a pretty specific sound that I associate in my head with that. So far, I haven't been able to duplicate it. I can make it sound like FM being switched, but not that good old fashion AM thing.
Any suggestions?


farss wrote on 8/4/2006, 4:48 PM
You could try posting in the audio forum however here's a thought, when all else fails use the real deal.
AM modulators are pretty easy to come by I think so make your own radio station and record the results.

Well here's a kit to build one:


Failing that look up a local ham operator, sure they'd be only too happy to help out.
jrazz wrote on 8/4/2006, 5:09 PM
Pinnacle Studio (7 or 8 maybe?) came with a sound that I think was labelled AM radio. I could be wrong, but I have since used that sound and it is of a radio switching through channels. If you have it- might be worth looking at but heaven forbid spending any money purchasing that JUNK!

j razz
AlanC wrote on 8/5/2006, 10:45 AM
Mathew, I just sent you an email.
JeffreyPFisher wrote on 8/5/2006, 11:46 AM
Actually, the free Vinyl plug-in from Izotope is great for making your tracks sound like old recordings, AM, too. Grabbing a channel switching Sound Effect and layering it with messed up audio works well. There are also plugs in Forge, Amp Mod and Dist that can really wreck your audio as needed.

mjroddy wrote on 8/5/2006, 12:26 PM
Thanks everyone!
The resulting audio file is quite nice (thanks again guys)!
I'll post the final video - well, when I have the final video. It's a case of making lemonade from lemons (the video I was given and the time I had to shoot certain things made the project, how shall I say it, a challenge ;-), but knowing that, I'm pleased with the results so far.
navydoc wrote on 8/5/2006, 7:47 PM
Here's a couple of tuner sounds you might like:

fm radio tuner

am radio tuner

Oops, looks like I may be a bit late.

GGman wrote on 8/5/2006, 7:55 PM

searched for AM radio and found a lot.