[linux-audio-user] kaboom effect

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 9 23:35:01 EDT 2003

--- toby at tobiah.org wrote:
> Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > What a way would you suggest me to go, if I
> decided to emulate a sound of
> > an explosion?
> > 
> I would try blowing up a paper bag, and recording
> the
> sound of bursting it between your hands.  Then,
> slow the sound down by a factor which should be in
> accordance to the desired size of the explosion.

I remember reading something about the audio
production for a tornado sound for some Hollywood
movie. They used around 180 tracks which included,
cows, car crashes, breaking glass, etc. 

I've never done this type of sound design.

With Tobiah's paper bag idea, you can make many copies
and apply different reverb settings as needed. Perhaps
you'll need one track with a long reverb delay and no
tail which might create the initial Bang and secondary
boom. And another with a huge reverb room, and long
tail to create the impression of a sound wave that's
traveling many miles. With numerous tracks you'll be
able to mix the level of the different effect results.


> Tobiah

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