April 11th, 2014

Imaginary, high energy (laser, plasma, particle beam) weapon. Several shots.


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    SilverIllusionist 8 months ago

    Superb work. Thanks! :)

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    Ornate_Owl 2 years ago

    Thank you for posting such good quality sounds! I came here unsure if you made these, or if you stole sounds off of some game, but you even took the effort of assuring people that you created them, and HOW you created them! I highly respect you, good sir. :)

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    plasticatrocity 3 years, 2 months ago

    A great sci fi sound. Thank you klangfabrik for making this available. In case anyone is interested, I incorporated it into this fan video here:

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    Studiofreq 4 years, 10 months ago

    Very nice!

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    klangfabrik 5 years, 5 months ago

    First off...I do almost all of my editing and processing using Audacity, it's an open source (free) multi-channel audio editor(I don't think it's fair to compare it to ProTools, Abelton, Ardour, or any of the other multi-track DAW applications but it does handle simple multi-track projects). I usually start from a real sound: a gunshot, a whip crack, a door slam, a lightning strike, fireworks, etc. Sometimes I will modify the pitch or duration but often I'll use a digital graphic equalizer to break the sound down into distinct high, medium and low frequency bands. I do this by pasting copies of the sound into separate tracks and filtering each one. This allows me to treat each part of the sound separately. I might take the bass track and put it through a slight delay with compression to make it punchy. The mid or high tracks might get a phase shifter or some treated noise that has been enveloped to have similar dynamics to the sound in that track. Then I might add a synthetic or recorded sound like a whoosh, a jet pass, fire, electrical arcing or (as is the case with this "Laser Cannon") a cutting torch. This is cut and enveloped to go along with the original sound and it's additional tracks.
    Now I have something like four or five stereo tracks of the sound and then copy the whole thing and paste it down the timeline four or more
    times. At this point I can make different mixes of the sound and change the timing of individual elements to create variety. In this sound you can hear that the plasma cutting torch sound changes its starting point in relation to the rest of the sound. After I've created four or more distinct mixes I then paste them as one file and treat the new copies with slight variations in pitch and compression to make a longer file with more variations.
    If you want to hear some other examples of this technique check out the "Weapons" Pack : http://www.freesound.org/people/klangfabrik/packs/13396/
    And if you are interested in Audacity here`s a link: http://audacity.sourceforge.net

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