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Audio logs, also known as cassette players, are unobtainable items from Bendy and the Ink Machine. Two audio logs first appear in Chapter 1 and several more of them appear in Chapter 2, 3 and 4, with each of them recorded by different people.
The audio logs are considered to be diary tapes recorded by multiple employees of Joey Drew Studios. Interacting each one plays the recorded voice of several known studio employees.
There is also a second audio log from Thomas Connor complaining how the Ink Machine always tends to shut down and he always has to fix it, he also states that he doesn't want to work for Joey anymore and wants to quit working at Joey Drew Studios.
There are several audio logs featuring the other employees of Joey Drew Studios, those being: Wally Franks, Sammy Lawrence, Norman Polk, Susie Campbell and Jack Fain. The radio messages range from tips on how to complete the chapter to employees talking about their experience at Joey Drew Studios and three other worker's mentions about Sammy.
There are more audio logs in this chapter Henry can find, (only 3 are exclusive). In this chapter we are introduced to a character named Shawn Flynn who worked in the toy factory of the studio and complained how Joey could get annoyed if the Bendy toys were painted incorrectly and revealed that Alice Angel wasn't a popular character, as previously believed.
The next two tapes are found depending on the players actions, as Henry will only be able to listen to one of them due to the path selection, If Henry chooses the "demon path" room then Henry will be able to listen to Joey Drew's voice, where he talks about how belief can make everyone succeed, rich, and powerful, even stating that it can also cheat death. If Henry chooses the "angel path" room then Henry will be able to listen to Susie Campbell, who is extremely emotional and stressed, due to Sammy hiring a new person named Allison Pendle, to replace Susie as the voice actor for Alice Angel without any reason.
If Henry goes down to the hall that leads to the second switch and turns right, Henry will find an audio log of Wally Franks and Thomas Connar. The conversation seems to be Thomas trying to tell Wally how to work the Ink Machine.
Right after Henry enters Level 9, Thomas Connor's second audio log is located from the shelf and talks about how the elevator manages to shut down and his boycott to ever use it. While entering Alice's stage if Henry goes to the right of the path he get to see another cassette player of Susie saying how she has a love interest for Joey and also evidence of her being to attached to Alice Angel. Also after receiving the axe there is a boarded up door, Henry can cut the boards, open the door, and discover the audio log of Grant Cohen who talks about how Joey has a big secret that he does not want the staff to know.
From the ink river on Level 11 where Henry first encountered the Projectionist and a tape of Wally Franks talking about how the employees have been noticeably angry and that he thinks they should lighten up. The next tape is located on top of a crate on Level 14, when Henry goes on a task to collect the ink hearts, the second tape of Norman Polk can be found here, where he explains that he always watches the people working and nobody notices.
Now the last tape has steps to it. When Henry goes to get the ink hearts instead of going to the elevator what Henry needs to do is go around the back and break the boards blocking a pipe valve with the Gent pipe and go to the pipe valve. Turn the valve to pump out the ink, now go to the elevator and go to the 9th floor. But instead of going to "Alice", go to the stairs mark with the Bendy cutout's head and look around (if Henry recalls there was a room filled to the brim with ink).
If Henry finds it, there will be a door. Open it to reveal a table with an book with Bendy on it, and an audio log that has the voice of Henry himself. He explains about how he helped Joey create the the studio, and how two weeks into working with Joey. He would give ideas but Joey would always change them, and that his job has prevented him from seeing a person named Linda in a long time. He then states that he has an idea for a new character, very much unexplained if he is referring to an existing character or an unseen character.
In Chapter 4 the first audio log is In Grant Cohen's Office made by an unknown person. What Henry hears in the audio log sounds like someone turning into an ink monster.
The 2nd audio log is by Susie Campbell. She talks about how she thinks Joey is talking behind her back and how Joey says he may have an opportunity for her.
The 3rd is a log of Bertrum Piedmont. He talks about how Joey is paying him to make a Bendy amusement park and how he was insulted by Mr Drew, and because of that he says this park belongs to him and him alone.
The 4th is a log of Wally Franks. He talks about how all the guys in the warehouse are just playing games while he cleans up after them. He also gives you a clue to how to move on is the chapter.
The 5th is a log of Lacie Benton.
The 6th is Bertrum talking about how proud he is with the parks and how mad he is at Joey Drew because once the park was done Joey acted like Bertrum never existed and Joey took all the credit. This audio log leads to the Bertrum boss Fight.
The 7th is a log of Joey Drew that reveals his true personality.
- Although the game does take place during vintage years, the audio log's design is rather closely based on the one invented in the 1970's like this picture here.
- The audio log has a mesh exclusive to the prototype version of Chapter 1.
- Bertrum Piedmont's 2nd audio log is the only one in the game to not have a transcript at the side of the screen. Also it does not move when activated.
|The sound of the audio log turning on.|
|The sound of the audio log running.|
|The sound of the audio log turning off.|
|The sound of the audio log turning on, running, and then turning off.|
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