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Confession Time

I have a problem. I confess. I know it's not normal. I know it's not ok. I just can't seem to help myself.

I have been calling and asking another department on campus to put me on hold, because I love their on hold music.

I don't know what the song's called, nor who it's by, and I can't find it anywhere.

It's some synthesizer-y music from the early 80's. There's no voice - only instrumental. It's got those claps with echos... (total 80's) I have no clue how to describe the song. Only that it's got to be from the early 80's (possibly late 70's). It's common "on hold" music.

No one in the department, knows where the music is saved. It's this mystery in the department. They didn't even know they had music when they put people on hold until I mentioned it and asked what it was. Shazam even failed me.

I have to find this music.

ETA:
Found it, thanks to 2kidsdad and Cinco (in a 70 comment conversation on my facebook!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkBF5anU
and downloadable here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lna0vd

Title: Opus Number 1

Authors: Darrick A. Deel and Tim Carleton

In the comments over here,

Darrick Deel mentions:
This was not a proprietary mix made by Cisco. It was licensed to Cisco for non-exclusive use in their CallManager product. Tim composed this song and is who performed it for this recording. I helped him record it one day in his garage. This recording is actually from the late Eighties.

I had the opportunity to submit the song to the guy compiling the music on hold CD and he included it in our upcoming product. The Synths used to record the song had very favorable acoustic qualities when transmitted over VoIP with a G.711 encoding. As a result Tim’s Opus No. 1 became the default hold music on Cisco’s product.

The original version has a nice stereo effect on the clapping and a real breathiness and richness in the Synths. There have been a number of people over the years that have tracked me down due to this music. It is always exciting for us to find more people that like the music enough to track it down after an encounter with it while on Hold. Tim and I will discuss the options for making this available and post back here.

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murun
Oct. 5th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Can you record it and post it here or even dropbox? I'm curious!
sharya
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Found it, thanks to 2kidsdad and Cinco (in a 70 comment conversation on my facebook!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkBF5anU
and downloadable here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lna0vd

Title: Opus Number 1

Authors: Darrick A. Deel and Tim Carleton

In the comments over here,

Darrick Deel mentions:
This was not a proprietary mix made by Cisco. It was licensed to Cisco for non-exclusive use in their CallManager product. Tim composed this song and is who performed it for this recording. I helped him record it one day in his garage. This recording is actually from the late Eighties.

I had the opportunity to submit the song to the guy compiling the music on hold CD and he included it in our upcoming product. The Synths used to record the song had very favorable acoustic qualities when transmitted over VoIP with a G.711 encoding. As a result Tim’s Opus No. 1 became the default hold music on Cisco’s product.

The original version has a nice stereo effect on the clapping and a real breathiness and richness in the Synths. There have been a number of people over the years that have tracked me down due to this music. It is always exciting for us to find more people that like the music enough to track it down after an encounter with it while on Hold. Tim and I will discuss the options for making this available and post back here.


Edited at 2012-10-06 01:21 am (UTC)
popchex
Oct. 5th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
there's an app that you can play music to and it will identify the song. I have no idea what it's called though, and if it's available on the iphone. My husband did it on his android though. haha
sharya
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
I know - it failed to identify this one, however update:

Found it, thanks to 2kidsdad and Cinco (in a 70 comment conversation on my facebook!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkBF5anU
and downloadable here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lna0vd

Title: Opus Number 1

Authors: Darrick A. Deel and Tim Carleton

In the comments over here,

Darrick Deel mentions:
This was not a proprietary mix made by Cisco. It was licensed to Cisco for non-exclusive use in their CallManager product. Tim composed this song and is who performed it for this recording. I helped him record it one day in his garage. This recording is actually from the late Eighties.

I had the opportunity to submit the song to the guy compiling the music on hold CD and he included it in our upcoming product. The Synths used to record the song had very favorable acoustic qualities when transmitted over VoIP with a G.711 encoding. As a result Tim’s Opus No. 1 became the default hold music on Cisco’s product.

The original version has a nice stereo effect on the clapping and a real breathiness and richness in the Synths. There have been a number of people over the years that have tracked me down due to this music. It is always exciting for us to find more people that like the music enough to track it down after an encounter with it while on Hold. Tim and I will discuss the options for making this available and post back here.
avecvu
Oct. 5th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
Download Shazam to your phone.

Call the department, ask to be put on hold, and put the phone on speaker. Launch Shazam. In approximately one minute, it will identify the song for you!
sharya
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Shazam totally failed me.

However, an update:
Found it, thanks to 2kidsdad and Cinco (in a 70 comment conversation on my facebook!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkBF5anU
and downloadable here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lna0vd

Title: Opus Number 1

Authors: Darrick A. Deel and Tim Carleton

In the comments over here,

Darrick Deel mentions:
This was not a proprietary mix made by Cisco. It was licensed to Cisco for non-exclusive use in their CallManager product. Tim composed this song and is who performed it for this recording. I helped him record it one day in his garage. This recording is actually from the late Eighties.

I had the opportunity to submit the song to the guy compiling the music on hold CD and he included it in our upcoming product. The Synths used to record the song had very favorable acoustic qualities when transmitted over VoIP with a G.711 encoding. As a result Tim’s Opus No. 1 became the default hold music on Cisco’s product.

The original version has a nice stereo effect on the clapping and a real breathiness and richness in the Synths. There have been a number of people over the years that have tracked me down due to this music. It is always exciting for us to find more people that like the music enough to track it down after an encounter with it while on Hold. Tim and I will discuss the options for making this available and post back here.
synodalhaj
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
You should download Shazam. It's a program that identifies what song you're listening to.
sharya
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
It failed me, as did Sound Hound - however I do have an update:

Found it, thanks to 2kidsdad and Cinco (in a 70 comment conversation on my facebook!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkBF5anU
and downloadable here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lna0vd

Title: Opus Number 1

Authors: Darrick A. Deel and Tim Carleton

In the comments over here,

Darrick Deel mentions:
This was not a proprietary mix made by Cisco. It was licensed to Cisco for non-exclusive use in their CallManager product. Tim composed this song and is who performed it for this recording. I helped him record it one day in his garage. This recording is actually from the late Eighties.

I had the opportunity to submit the song to the guy compiling the music on hold CD and he included it in our upcoming product. The Synths used to record the song had very favorable acoustic qualities when transmitted over VoIP with a G.711 encoding. As a result Tim’s Opus No. 1 became the default hold music on Cisco’s product.

The original version has a nice stereo effect on the clapping and a real breathiness and richness in the Synths. There have been a number of people over the years that have tracked me down due to this music. It is always exciting for us to find more people that like the music enough to track it down after an encounter with it while on Hold. Tim and I will discuss the options for making this available and post back here.
sharya
Oct. 6th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
LoL You know, it crossed my mind that you were making fun of the masses, but I couldn't remember if I'd mentioned Shazam in this post (and didn't bother to look) and thought there was a chance you just clicked "comment" right off of your friends page and didn't see the other comments (that seems to happen a lot on lj). I also didn't think it was fair to assume you'd read the 70 facebook comments since you didn't comment in that thread, so I thought I'd give you the benefit of the doubt in the off-chance you were actually being serious :P

You'll be gratified to know that my original response was, "YES! Shazam! Why has no one told me about this until now?!"

But then I considered that you may not know, and thought it would be too mean :P
2kidsdad
Oct. 13th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Glad we got this sorted out on FB...I totally missed this post here.

Been missing a lot lately. Sorry.

=)
sharya
Oct. 15th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
It's all good - glad to see you're posting on here again though :)
keimel
Jan. 16th, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
Hrm
You absolutely must listen to "This American Life" this weekend.

I have a feeling this journal entry might get more popular this coming weekend.

And word is, you'll get to hear this song in the original STEREO manner.

That sendspace link is suspicious and was blocked when I checked it out...

Cheers! :)
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