Yesterday I found something interesting,
I was setting up for an ADR session where the actor is speaking over the phone, and what better to record this with than a real phone?
So I hooked up my chain and sent it through a tube pre, a vintage LA2A and into Pro Tools.
The LA2A was off and I turned it on to start warming up, but I had accidentally put Pro Tools into record arm.
The phone had been off the hook for about a minute, and what I heard was one of the best warning alarms I have ever heard:
The dial tone had run out of time and it was beeping the "off the hook" beep, beep, beep, beep and what I got into Pro Tools was awesome, distorted alarm "BWAHHHH BWAHHHHH BWAHHHHHH" because the tube was still warming up.
Does anyone else use this technique?
Also, I doubt it's harmful, but if this potentially can hurt equipment in any way, please let me know that, too ;-)