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How To Use White Noise For EVP Captures
The Ever Evolving Field
As the field of paranormal researchgrows and expands new methods arise to make certain tasks easier. New techniques are developed and old habits tend to leave way for new. This is a common trait of any scientific medium that we know of today. At one point we relied on 35mm film cameras but due to processing fees and the cost of film the digital camera became the chosen tool of the trade. There was a time when bulky VHS tapes cluttered every researchers office, but now we have the option of recording on digital media and leaving those old cassettes to memory. At one point the only real medium for speaking with the dead was through séance or ouija boards. Now we can use voice recorders to capture EVPs, and even that has grown from cassette tapes and mini cassettes to a more tactful digital format.
EVP has grown in leaps and bounds over the years as well and continues to be a stable in the field of evidence. I have even seen researchers utilize the K2 meterto help with EVP processes by asking questions and looking for the lights to trigger. The use of EVP to communicate with spirits is rapidly becoming the best way to acquire true paranormal evidence. One of the newer, well to some degree, methods that has surfaced with EVP sessions is to use ambient background noise to allow for a solid sound that can be easily separated by the ear. This sound makes it a tad bit easier to pick out words and the like for EVP Evaluation. As some of you may know most EVPs are class Cs and are very difficult to get a solid read on so this sound wall is often a very good way to assist with the problem of accurately hearing the EVP. The preferred sound is what we call white noise.
What is white noise?
Not to be mistaken with the very cheesy movie, white noise is basically the static you hear on an untuned radio. Some people have even utilized radios from Radio Shack and created what we commonly call Frank's Boxes. These are just modified radios that continually sweep the channels creating static waves. While this is a pretty good method if using white noise catches your interest it is also a pricey one. You can get Frank's boxes off various Internet sites for about $50.00 to $75.00 bucks. There is always the option of buying your own radio and than modifying it. (I will enclose a video at the end of this blog so you can see how that is done.)
I am not a big user of white noise but there are two ways that are easier and a bit cheaper to boot. The first is using a CD that contains an audio file with white noise. For this method you will need.
- a cd player, if portable you need external speakers
- a microphone
- your audio recording device
- the CD containing your white noise
Now place the CD player where you feel it needs to be. Attach your mic to the recording device. I would recommend placing the mic about 1 to 2 feet away from the speakers of the CD player. Simply push play and begin your EVP session the way you always would. You may want to experiment so you are not blasting the white noise to loud and overriding any responses.
The use of MP3 Technology
MP3 players are very resourceful and make great additions to a paranormal investigator's tool kit. If you want to use an MP3 player for white noise EVP work, which will save a great deal of space as opposed to a CD player, than you will need the following.
- MP3 player
- speakers that connect to your MP3 player microphone
- your audio recording device
- the MP3 file containing white noise
Basically you set up everything the same way as you would a CD player but replace it with the MP3 player. I am a fan of using my MP3 player to listen to EVPs after we transfer them to the computers. I think if you are going to go with white noise as a medium for EVP research you may want to use MP3 instead of a CD player which is bulky and less reliable.
If you really feel this is the right method for you work with it and develop in a way that is best suited for your work. Every researcher has different ways of doing things. I hope that this small article gave you some insight to the world of EVP utilizing white noise and I hope all your hunts are interesting and full of great evidence but if they are not never give up. Something out there goes bump in the night, do you have the courage to bump back? Happy Hunting.