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Snippet: Tri-Tone’s Origins ☇

Shared on August 10, 2013

Kelly Jacklin explains how “158-marimba.aiff” became “Tri-Tone” and used on iTunes, OS X’s Installer, and finally the iPhone (via Louis Harboe):

I was looking for something “simple” that would grab the user’s attention. I thought a simple sequence of notes, played with a clean-sounding instrument, would cut through the clutter of noise in a home or office. So I had two tasks: pick an instrument, and pick a sequence of notes. Simple, right? Yeah, says you; everyone’s an armchair musician…

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