Apple Soundtrack

As if all the sound effects of the Mac OSX interface weren’t annoying enough, I decided to take things a step too far. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, I’m posting the GarageBand file I created that’s responsible for this madness. Feel free to have your way with it. Download the zip here. Also, here’s an m4a audio file for those brave souls who want to risk this song suddenly coming on during a Party Shuffle.

Comments (60)

  1.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    This is brilliant. My favorite part is 41 seconds in.

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    reach for the lazers.

    safe as fuck.

  3.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Cool.

  4.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Nice. :D

  5.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    That’s awesome. Thanks for posting the GarageBand file.

  6.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    absolutely spiffing…. you are very very clever!!! indeed!

  7.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    That’s one great interpretation of the Apple sounds! Thanks! : )

  8.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    This is what I mean when I say genius bars!

    Great ! ( just one question: where’s the opening chime ? It should be considered a system sound, somehow… :-)

  9.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Thanks Camillo. I would have loved to use the opening chime, but I couldn’t find it in the filesystem. I could probably have found it online, but I wanted to keep it pure and use only the system sounds in the /System/Library/Sounds folder. (With one exception, of course…)

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    Oh, you’re welcome ! Than you for your answer. I’m an editor for an italian MacBlog and I just made an article about you.

    Anyway, this piece goes diretly on my iPod in the “to-be-listened-while-repairing-
    -PCs-to-avoid-rage-toward-the-customer’s-machine-playlist”

    Best things! See You

  11.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Cute, but not a patch on the original computer sound music by the User, best seen live.

    http://www.theuser.org/dotmatrix/en/intro.html

  12.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Someone’d like having Startup chime ?
    Download application MacTracker, open the package of the applicaton and you should have it.

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    Great stuff… I think I like this one better, which is no fault of yours, just that Windows98 had better sounds to work with:

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1802740

  14.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    “…Windows98 had better sounds to work with…”

    That’s because Brian Eno made the sounds for Windows at that point.

  15.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    EXCELLENT COMPOSITION GUY;
    yeahh!! xD

  16.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    EXCELLENT!!!!! AMAZING!!!! THANKS FOR THE COMPOSITION!!

  17.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    An idea very original. Congratulations!

  18.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    xDD GENIAL! MUY BUENO! UN SALUDO!

  19.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Cool! Good job :D

  20.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    hahaha
    really niceeee
    love it

  21.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Terrific!!!!!

  22.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Fantastic, my congrats!! It feels strange listening to it because you have learnt unconsciously all those sounds like ‘bad thing happened’ or ‘check this out now!’ but the melody is beautiful :)

    I hope there is a Song 2 in the future to delightfully scare us again :D

  23.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Hi man. Congratulations. It´s a really cool mac stuff. Go ahead. Make our day!!!

  24.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    So Cool~~~
    Love Apple…
    Love Music…:)

  25.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Perfect !

    ——————————–
     Made on a Mac. 

  26.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Haha, love it, a very new, fresh take on the Mac sounds, will put on my iPod immediately!

  27.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    i love garageband. had to use it in7th and 8th grade! nice work

  28.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Good Job! (secretly adds the song to his iTunes playlist)

  29.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    this was cool

  30.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    everybody said it : really awesome

  31.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Very nicely done. Great site too!

  32.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Hey man that is awesome and a brilliant idea. I downloaded it and mixed it a little. Check out my remix on YouTube.

    MAC ALERTS REMIXED

  33.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    cool. can i get a download link for the program? or is it just for vista+ course i got an XP.

  34.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Sorry Lenin – GarageBand only works on a Mac.

  35.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    could you send me the sounds you used to make this? I want to make a video too.

  36.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    …you’re destined for greatness!

  37.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Thanks a lot !
    Wonderful for an iPhone ringtone !

  38.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Synced straight to my iphone as a ringtone! simply phenomenal

  39.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    I agree. Great job and would make an awesome iPhone ringtone.

  40.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Heard it before and like it. Really good job putting all that together. Makes me think of Kraftwerk’s “Showroom dummies” everytime

  41.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Great job! Now if only someone could figure out how to do the same with the sounds that come on the iPhone. Hmmm….

  42.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Good stuff. I really like the screen capture-as-animation. I’ve always loved the sounds on the Mac. Also reminds me of the days of the Talking Moose. I was astounded that I could get it to speak the names of my folders.

  43.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    LOVE IT!

  44.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Hahahahahahaa……

    What a great job!

    Love it!!

  45.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Clever, but I was waiting to hear the monkey from system 6 :-( I found a collection of Classic Mac sounds at mac Update:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19079/mac-os-classic-sound-pack

    Let me know if you do a version 2, um.. perhaps a Classic Soundtrack ;-)

    Anyhoo, great job.

  46.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    What’s the Wilhelm Scream doing there at the end?

  47.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Apple should play this at the Mac Expo in Jan.

  48.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    I am one of those brave souls who will put it on my ipod XD

  49.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    HUHUH. i found it on utbe, an den i went heer. i swer i POOPED meself wen i seed dis! izzamazzzzzzzziiiiiiiiing!!!!
    PPPPPOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPP!

  50.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    macs rule

  51.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Why was there a scream at the end???????????

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  53.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    trippy man!

  54.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    I was thinking about doing that thing, similar, but never had the time! Great that somebody did it though…

  55.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Fuck mac’s

  56.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!

  57.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Hi, I want to use this song for an academic non-profit work, only to be played with a final video ¿do you mind if I do so?

  58.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Fabulous! Great work :-)

  59.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  error|1

    Missing Mac anoying startup sound :) But I started to use mac only at 2009, and probably it was not at that moment :)))

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    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the issues. It was really informative. Your website is very useful. Thank you for sharing!|

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