OT: Where to find a bleep tone

Randy Brown wrote on 12/17/2005, 9:57 AM
I've searched here and tried many Googles to find a typical "bleep" tone. I usually use other sound fx for this purpose but in this case I need the old typical bleep. Anyone know where to find one?


Spot|DSE wrote on 12/17/2005, 11:20 AM
Media College has test tones you can download. Even tho they are 5 seconds in length, just cut them to 2 frames. Then you have a "blip."
PumiceT wrote on 12/19/2005, 10:50 AM
I've heard audible SMPTE code used as bleep tones before (in rap songs, anyway). Otherwise, 1kHz sine is a typical bleep tone, right?
Jimmy_W wrote on 12/19/2005, 11:17 AM
I think I got a 1k tone out of Sound Forge if I remember correctly.
Do have Sound Forge Randy?
Spot|DSE wrote on 12/19/2005, 11:36 AM
Forge can generate a tone, no sweat.
Do TOOLS>Synthesis>Simple>Preset?1K, and change it from 5 seconds to 30 seconds.
You can also create a sweep, which I use in rooms to find hot spots, by setting the length to 2 mins, start frequency is 50hz, end frequency is 10Khz, and it's a great tool. (be sure to set log sweep as enabled)
Spot|DSE wrote on 12/19/2005, 12:40 PM
Here are a bunch of test tones for a variety of purposes. Be cautious of the sweeps if you've just eaten. :-)
Jimmy_W wrote on 12/19/2005, 1:24 PM
Thanks for that little package of tones Douglas.
Merry Christmas!
Randy Brown wrote on 12/19/2005, 7:39 PM
Do have Sound Forge Randy?
Yes I have SF but the Media College link that Spot turned us on to had several frequencies to choose from. I took one of them (don't recall which but...)into Vegas and pitch shited (don't recall if it was up or down but...) and it works great. I rendered it into the show's elements folder as I think I'll have to bleep this host a lot more in the future : )
Thanks again guys,