Mic

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"Mic"
Song by Linkin Park
Length 4:25
Stems Akai MPC 1000
Tempo 100
Producer Mike Shinoda

"Mic" was a demo created during the period leading up to the Hybrid Theory sessions. It was leaked online in June 2019. The song uses a Macintosh voice called Zarvox which was introduced in 1995 with the MacinTalk 3 text-to-speech component.

Background

Mike's first computer was an Apple as he explained on his blog. He wrote, "In college, I was reintroduced to Apple in a new way. Having spent years honing my skills drawing and painting, I hadn’t yet had the chance to bring those illustrations into the computer. At Art Center, there was a computer lab–a huge underground complex of rooms filled with computers. And the computer of choice for the designers and artists at Art Center was Apple. I loved the design, inside and out, and it seemed built for making art. And once it was my computer for art, it became my computer for music."[1]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Mic Hybrid Party Of A Thousand Things 4:25
  • Released on LPLive for free download on August 5, 2019.

Lyrics

References