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bhays
08-23-2008, 09:09 AM
I need to simulate the sound of a shotgun firing in a scene believably. Does anyone have advice on amps/speakers that could accomplish this? Has anyone done this in a scene and have advice.

poison
08-23-2008, 09:48 AM
Well first you need to a controller with a MP3 PLAYER (FOR GOOD QUALITY SOUND) and then a trigger probably a FLOOR MAT so the actor could trigger it easily. And you also need some good powered speakers. You might be able to pull it off with a 3 WAY SPEAKER kit with a SUB for $50 TO $100.
I can help you out with the SHOTGUN SOUND part.
email me adam@poisonprops.com

Phoenix
08-23-2008, 09:52 AM
Well first you need to a controller with a MP3 PLAYER (FOR GOOD QUALITY SOUND) and then a trigger probably a FLOOR MAT so the actor could trigger it easily. And you also need some good powered speakers. You might be able to pull it off with a 3 WAY SPEAKER kit with a SUB for $50 TO $100.
I can help you out with the SHOTGUN SOUND part.
email me adam@poisonprops.com

Again Exorcist will do the job of the MP3 player and can accept a mat switch...

you can plug just about any speaker combo into a PC.

poison
08-23-2008, 09:59 AM
What's exorsist?

Phoenix
08-23-2008, 10:09 AM
It is a PC based control system for integrating a number of control functions for a haunted house.

Exorcist has the capacity to link Sound, video, lighting and animatronic motion events to each other or input switches.

Initially its primary function was as a simple means to trigger VSA routines, however over the past three years its functionality has steadily increased, making it feasible to use a single computer to not just control a single set, but control an entire haunted house.

When coupled with the 7.1 sound file mixer then you can luse a 7.1 speaker system as 8 separate speakers.

More info on www.skulltronix.com

bhays
08-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Well first you need to a controller with a MP3 PLAYER (FOR GOOD QUALITY SOUND) and then a trigger probably a FLOOR MAT so the actor could trigger it easily. And you also need some good powered speakers. You might be able to pull it off with a 3 WAY SPEAKER kit with a SUB for $50 TO $100.
I can help you out with the SHOTGUN SOUND part.
email me adam@poisonprops.com

Well, I am using a Hauntbots APC8+ controller and Wavrunner sound expansion, so that part is covered. I would love to have a sound file if you have a good shotgun sound. Need only the blast, not cocking sound, etc.

Thanks!

poison
08-24-2008, 11:18 AM
EMAIL ME.
adam@poisonprops.com

maliciousstudios
08-24-2008, 12:18 PM
Shotgun ?? And what are you wishing to do with this "shotgun?"

maliciousstudios
08-24-2008, 06:17 PM
the best way to get a sound that resebles a shotgun is to use shotgun shells.... anything digital will sould gay in my opinion. Its like hearing a gunshot on t.v. it just doesn't sound right does it ?

jimmyfish
10-27-2008, 11:55 PM
Beleive it or not, we are using one of those air nailer guns with the end taken off. It was actually built to be a t-shirt shooter (and works well lol). But if you shoot it with nothing loaded in it, it is loud...real loud and is scaring the *&^% out of people!