A long time ago I recorded keypresses from my beloved Model M and submitted them for a web-based Model M simulator over at Geekhack/Deskthority. Since then those sound effects have gotten around quite a bit :)
It’s cool to see them pop up in various projects over the years.
So this thing is just playing back recorded sounds?
Not quite simulated then.
Thanks for the fantastic sounds, Sirocco. Let me know how I can better give you credit for them.
Thank you, but that’s not really necessary. Or perhaps I could just use this post to say I consider them public domain?
It’s not the noise we’re interested in, it’s the tactile feed-back. The noise is just a cool novelty at first, and something that you no longer pay attention to, after a while.
I want to agree with you on this – mostly. The long-throw keys and tactile feedback are what I crave out of a keyboard, but the noise from the springs buckling is also incredibly pleasant, even if my brain tends to shuffle it to the background after a while. The sound is part of the whole experience.