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October 25, 2008 at 3:49 PM #37397domineauxParticipant
I’m working on a small project for a church.
I need to find some inexpensive or free sound effects. The type effects I’m looking for are responses to the speaker a speaker.
The videos will be staged productions without live audiences.
Effectively,I need to simulate reponses from a small to medium size crowd/audience to things spoken by the speaker.
Some examples… Reverentapplause, someoccassional Amens, some occassional Yes, some reverent laughter. The kind of stuff you would hear when you listen toreligiousspeaker.
I spent half the morning on this, and foundalot of laughter and clapping. None of theeffectsI’ve found seem to relate to the kinds of audience I addressing.
Any ideas or links would be appreciated.
October 25, 2008 at 4:51 PM #165805RobParticipant
Ahh, i went through my library to see if I could find something, but they sound kinda weird…like it wouldn’t fit.
I did however find cowboys cheering and shooting off guns. I know you wouldn’t use that but i pictured what the end result would be if you did and i laughed pretty hard.
Maybe you could go to a church and just record the crowd. That might be hard if the priest keeps talking while the crowd is getting psyched though.
November 15, 2008 at 4:36 AM #165806
November 15, 2008 at 6:30 AM #165807CoreeceParticipant
>>>>”I did however find cowboys cheering and shooting off guns……i pictured what the end result wouldbe….and i laughed pretty hard.”
November 16, 2008 at 4:18 PM #165808domineauxParticipant
Thanks Chris for the link.
Lot’s of free sound bits, even if they don’t target what I’m trying to do.
November 16, 2008 at 6:26 PM #165809paulearsParticipant
I suspect the thing you could do, is do it yourself if you have plenty of time and a multitrack of some sort. You need top record some people with different voices, doing the phrases and noises you suggested. get maybe 4 female and 4 males, anyone will do. Record each one with them doing a low voice, mid voice, high voice, loose throat, tight throat – basically as many styles as they can do. You then start to combine them. If your editor lets you pitch shift and stretch, do very small shifts, no more than a tone, probably less and subtle stretches and shortenings. You can easily get to 30-40 different voices. Pan them, a touch of reverb and it sounds great. I started doing this kind of thing in the seventies when we did a series of live audio CDs from pubs – the real audience tracks sounded rubbish, so we made a few of our own and added them, eventually using just our ‘pub noises’. You also need to record background – people make a lot of noise even when they are not speaking.
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