Cash Register Noise

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  1. Metal Knuckles

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    A while back, I was at a gas station subway with my sister during lunch break at work. As we were standing in line waiting to get our failed creations that Subway creates, a particular chime caught my ear. I could swear that for a second, I had heard the sound of a ring being collected.

    Dsimissing it as needing to get away from you guys more often, I went back to getting my delicious breadstick with a side of one slice of meat, when I heard it again. Curiosity now fully piqued, I looked around wondering whadafu that noise was, when my head caught on a register drawer closing to the sound of a ring. There was obviously a joke about collecting rings here, but I was too mildly surprised to come up with one.

    I treated that as an isolated incidant, but now I have begun noticing it happening in a few other convenient stores around here. And the sound is definitley the same one from Sonic. Has anyone else happened to hear this from registers recently, or has this been isolated to my small state of New Hampshire?
     
  2. Super

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    As long as no one cites the Fairly Odd Parents....

    As far as the sound goes, it's an extremely generic sound. Anything close to it, and your ear will hear what it wants to hear at the point, especially if it's on your mind.
     
  3. CyberKitsune

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    On our road trip through Montana and a whole bunch of states I can't remember, I heard it too, in fact, it sound exactly like the Sonic Advance ring collect SFX. (Yes, I tested it. :P)
     
  4. Hybrid Project Alpha

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    I heard some kid playing Sonic on his ipod on the bus the other day
     
  5. The local Mobil SuperPantry station just a few blocks away from where I live here in Illinois have registers that make the ring noise when something is rang up. I noticed it about a year ago when they updated their pumps and other electronic crap. The other stations around here (Casey's, Hucks, and Thornton's) don't have the effect, so I'm wondering if it's only Mobil gas stations that have it.
     
  6. Reckonusm

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    I think that the ring sound is in your brain and you asociate it with the register cash sound.
     
  7. Mad Echidna

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    It is kind of funny how recognizable the ring sound is. It's a real icon. Often when I play a Sonic rom of some sort on my PSP, random people will say "Is that a ring?" and come over to see what I'm playing.
     
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    Or you know Sonic could be real... :v: Really I think it's just that your brain is so use to playing Sonic that when you hear a cash register, you think of the SFX from the game.
     
  9. Metal Knuckles

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    The theory on associating it with Sonic sounds would be accurate if not for the fact that it does in fact sound exactly like the sonic ring sound. There's a distinctive pitch you get from collecting a ring in the Sonic Adventure games, and it matches perfectly. If it was a case of me wanting it to sound like the ring collecting sound, then it wouldn't have been like that the first time I heard it when it wasn't expected.
     
  10. Dissent

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    My local Mobil has the ring sound. I've noticed it for about a year now. It is absolutely the ring sound and if I must, I will go there and record the sound next time I am there.
     
  11. MKAmeX

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    I can say that I'm positive it's the same sound, as I've heard it numerous times before. The first time I heard it I thought someone was playing Sonic somewhere nearby, but it turned out to by the register. My sister who doesn't even play Sonic recognized it as well. I have no proof other than memory, however...

    But I know it's not our imaginations. =P
     
  12. muteKi

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    Honestly when I think "cash register" I think the sound at the end-of-act score tally.

    I think Super Adventure Island used a similar one, for what it's worth.
     
  13. RedStripedShoes

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    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBU7KyU7v0o" target="_blank">Relevant.</a>
     
  14. Dude

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    Same deal here, there's one in southbridge, MA that makes the ring sound. Its pretty cool and reminds me I need to hack stuff.
     
  15. SillyJonna

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    I'm going to stop at a Mobil tomorrow and buy something, to see if it happens at that one.
     
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    I noticed this a couple years back. I think it happens to me in Wag-A-Bags, but it could be Mobil too. I asked one of the people at the gas station once and they were surprised to know it was from a videogame too. either way the said convenience stores tend to be rather new.

    The best I could think of here is that the ring sound was from some old sample kit, or maybe the people who designed that micro's interface just loved Sonic the Hedgehog haha.
     
  17. HighFrictionZone

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    That is so cool. I wish the register I work with did that. Sadly, it just goes "beep"
     
  18. Beebles

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    Texas resident here, I've heard the very same ring sound in no less than 10 gas stations. The first time I heard it I wanted hug the cashier.

    As far as it being "just similar", I'm not sure that matters. What sounds like a ring get, sounds like a ring get. It always makes my day brighter.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=374878:date=Nov 18 2009, 01:37 AM:name=Beebles)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Beebles @ Nov 18 2009, 01:37 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=374878">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Texas resident here, I've heard the very same ring sound in no less than 10 gas stations. The first time I heard it I wanted hug the cashier.

    As far as it being "just similar", I'm not sure that matters. What sounds like a ring get, sounds like a ring get. It always makes my day brighter.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    It's not similar, it's exactly the same! (Also hi-five fellow Texan)
     
  20. The Moogs

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    Well, I hear it all the time, It's my Text ring tone. But I haven't heard it in Oregon. Usuallly I just hear the till door closing.
     
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