If you're hankering after some good 'ol vinyl style effects to mix into your digital recordings, what can you do? Fortunately, an online Vinyl Crackle Background noise generator exists. Going by the name of Dust ’n Scratch it’s provided by MyNoise.net (an awesome website / mobile app which satisfies your perchance for more types of generative background sounds and noises than you knew you wanted).
You can adjust levels of 2 types of needles, 3 types of scratch, 4 types of dust and mix in some hiss too. There is a timer function and you can even animate (producers will thing of this as modulate or automate) these levels.
It’s interesting how we’re trying to give more warmth or personality to digital recordings by mixing in “an old dimension” from vinyl recordings. And, MyNoise claims this aids “poor recordings" as it adds “frequencies and transients that are missing”.
Either way, it’s useful for sound designers, producers and music to picture composers, sounds good, is adjustable, and free. You just need to you figure out how to record the audio from your browser (Audio Hijack Pro anyone?)