You can create the builds of thunder by using a noise generator, EQ and thoughtful use of envelopes
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, if it's an explosion in space you can get away with it being silent
On a serious note though,
I have tried this before, but not really pursued it. What I tried out was bashing some things in our celar, and having the mic a little too close so that it distorts a little. The cellar was good because of the reverb tail, which IS important. Also think what your blowing up - if it's a building your going to need rubble landing etc.. If you haven't got access to a mic, then try playing with noise generators, envelopes and EQ, and maybe some pitch shifting.
Anyhow, asides from martians point, you have not made any suggestions of how to do this yourself....
Try using some C4, then have a shotgun mic at a distance where it won't distort
don't know what the sound is needed for, but you might want to try adding the sound of a large singing bowl to the tail of the gong to prolong it....for as long as you need, or until you arms get tired...
That's just the trick, Paul. Thanks very much. I'd also searched various soundtracks of Kodo musicians without success.
Yes, I'm looking for a crowd or audience going oooh and aaaaah as if they were looking at something beautiful or mystifying. I've already searched around here and the web and come up empty so far. Anayone know where to find it?
More details at:
Hi, all -
My name is Brian Brockhouse, and I live in Santa Clara, California. I'm a musician with several local bands (bass and guitar), and one of my bandmates recently started a company to produce one of those ambient-sound producing devices you might have seen / heard ... the sort of thing that will play surf sounds to cover up that traffic noise outside your window, or will play traffic noise to cover up those droning insects outside your window. He asked me to help design the soundscapes, and while I was trying to figure out what that might mean I found the Freesound Project. Here's my disclosure: this is intended to be a consumer product, and I want to use samples from this site in the soundscapes -- with the author's permission, of course, and within the terms of the Creative Commons license. I've already communicated directly to a few of you, and I'll be contacting more of you as our company gets its act together. Even if the product flops, though, I'm glad I found this community, and I hope I can contribute to it, beyond posting this note.
Me,too, but I wonder what it will sound like! :?:
I have better gong sounds on my hard drive at home, but if you're in a hurry, try:
Hope this helps,
what kind of help do you need?
"light sabre is a challange. I heard they did it with an old TV or something similar. It sound like an AC noise. I will see "
If I recall-they used some old lights to make the sabre sound. Ya know those long (i want to say floresecent lights) that are found in most stores as light fixtures. What they did (i remember hearing about this as a kid-i could be wrong) is they enforced them some how so they wouldn't break and swung them around-this caused the ...zooorrrrmm sound the sabres make-if you actually take a long object or light and swing it around you'll notice it will make a similar sound, you'll need to swing it fairly hard but you should get the noise. I did this as a kid and it worked but you need a specific light
wow - location sound recordist dream
Robert Altman will cream on this...
I'd rather capture 4 actors voices sperately than muck around with a location mixer....
whens this puppy out? I WANT one!
800 sounds good to me!
hope the stuck the price into preamps - my one critism of the RC09 is slightly hissy pre's in real quiet conditions
you think the new version has changed alot compared to original 70's? ( can't remember..) I bet it sounds better but similiar now...
I know they used a wire on a telegraph pole for some of the gun sounds...
was that randy thom or ben burt?
pehaps some phasing distortion on the fridge - feel your way down the keyboard ?
light sabre is a challange. I heard they did it with an old TV or something similar. It sound like an AC noise. I will see
Just thought i would drop by and say hello again
Been a while since i was here
Yes Erdie - good replication of old Darth. I reckon it just needs to be dropped down in pitch a little and a bit of very short reverb to simulate the helmet effect and you've got it. Now where is my light sabre????
this is something similiar I made a while back
can't remember exactly what I slowed down tho - feel sure I used a sampler filter and resonance - and possibly minute amounts of distortion
hock: Uh....NO, I didn't miss anything.....since this forum/site is "...primarily aimed at location/field recording..." then I doubt many of us are going to be doing too much recording with 4 separate mics all at the same time, unless you're talking about recording a band setup maybe. What I see a lot of discussion about here on this forum is what single stereo mic to use, who likes what best, such as the Rode NT4, so the 4-at-once scenario you dream of doesn't sound typical of the majority of us here as "field recordists." I know I'm often happy with a single omni, ....it's all according to what you're doing.....and what your biases are.
Come on, you are changing tack now. You asked where the extra $$$ was going (after listing a bunch of 2 track competition) and I explained quite clearly. I (for one) will be doing 4 channel field recording for important material.
Those that don't need or want 4 channels will clearly see that this recorder is not for them. You are comparing the wrong recorders to the R-44.