July 15th, 2017

Made in Ableton live this time, it is a multilayered loop consisting of recordings of an ak47, a 30 caliber 1918, and an m60 machine gun to make a rediculous powerful sound.

A very short clicky kick drum with the high end reduced is added before the initial gunshot to make it punch more, otherwise it would sound weaker. There are two mechanical bolt sounds, one covering the upper mid range, and the other covering the extreme highs.

Shell ejections and two reverb tails were mixed in at the end with some simple automated panning to make it move around the stereo field.

The tempo slowly decreases to simulate barrel heating

Lots of processing. The layers were eq'ed, then ran into a software amp that is gently distorting the low and mid range. Then smashed together with OTT multiband upward/downward compression to bring out the details.

A maximizer was used to bring up the loudness some.




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    yes4236543457 3 months ago


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    romelle2411 1 year ago

    superb!! Thanks!

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    Nic_Nac13 1 year, 2 months ago

    perfect for my homemade movie

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    Euphrosyyn 1 year, 11 months ago

    It's epic.

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    superfreq 2 years, 4 months ago

    Sounds like a 50 cal or 20MM turret, especially with those nice shell drops at the end, and the bullet zings give it that action movie vibe, though I could do without those personally.
    It's the kind of thing you'd expect to hear in a Vietnam war movie after a soldier or small group of soldiers has been separated for days, helicopter cavalry flying low over the jungle and opening up to reek havoc on the enemy hiding their to make a distraction while their extracted. (take that you bastards!)
    Or maybe something from a transformers or alien movie, guy at a turret making a last stand to let his friends escape. (take this you bastards!
    or a soldier avenging his fallen brothers in a WWII movie. (You'll pay for what you've done in blood you bastards!)
    though I feel that the tail was a bit mismatched with the rest of the sound do to it's wideness and low pitch, and the beginning of the last shot didn't sound quite the same as the others.
    I don't think most people would notice though.
    A very nice and iconic sounding piece of work, thank you for sharing this with us!

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