The human heartbeat sound is classic sound effect.
It has been used in so many songs and tracks ( Queen –Who wants to live forever?, Massive Attack –Teardrop and more… ) making it one of the most sought after human sounds.
Recording the heartbeat sound
To acquire such a sound I placed the microphone really close to my chest and recorded it. The result was OK to be honest. I had to hold my breath obviously so the breathing sounds will not be recorded.
Later on I had a better idea. I got hold of a stethoscope (a friend of mine just finished med school) and then I put my microphone between its earphones. The result was amazing. The sound was clear and so close! Really cool stuff. It’s amazing to hear the racket our body makes.
I recorded it a few more times in different situations such as after running, after rest, and after walking for a while, to get different sound of different heart-rates.
Sometimes a loose bass drum can sound like a human heartbeat treated with the right EQ and processing. Never the less, is you want the real thing, an original high quality heart beating sound, This is the place.
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