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Scareview
12-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Do most of you generally use sound effects, music, etc. throughout your haunt? Ive been to some haunts that did not have music inside at all and it still turned out to be effective. In our haunted house we normally have a main sound or music thoughout that's kept at a low level but each room has it's own sound also, depending on the scene. Just wondering what other's do???

gregsalyers
12-05-2007, 03:54 PM
I try to give each scene its own sound...I believe sound and lighting are the two most important scene design factors and the most overlooked. Watch a horror film with the sound turned off....its not scary at all. I have been using cd players and they suck...i am going to start switching everything out to gilderfluke sd10's and sd25's.

I do all of my lighting with par cans and dmx dimmer packs, that way I can control the exact level that works best and easilty change the color

virgil
12-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Each room, or at least each section that has a different theme, should
have music or ambient sound to enhance the area.

Some folks will use a pure ambient track to serve as a sonic backdrop
to the entire haunt. For this, try to stay away from something that is
musically "busy" as it might mask any other soundtracks used.

Not to blow my own horn, but we currently offer 4 ambient CDs, 4 themed,
and 2 general haunt CDs.