May 14th, 2011

A totally synthetic explosion sound that could be the firing of a large gun instead of a bomb exploding. Unlike the lower-numbers in this series, this is the first to purposely use a low-frequency hump just after the initial impulse begins, which upon simulating the over-driving of a microphone (via distortion) results in a relative drop in the high frequency content for a tenth of a second or so. This in turn creates a sound much more familiar to our ears, as it sounds more like how explosions tend to sound in all the old movies. This one is relatively short compared to its predecessors, but still has enough ambiance following it that you can shape the envelope to suit your needs (making it sound nearer or farther). As it sits, it could very well be a shell exploding or being fired (by artillery or a tank, or whatever you want). All in all, a nice variation on the theme so far. Like the others in this series, this sound is totally synthetic, created within Cool Edit Pro (the ancestor of modern-day Adobe Audition).


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    drew51 7 years, 11 months ago

    i dig this one...

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    CGEffex 7 years, 11 months ago

    Made the fatal mistake of inadvertently playing this sound with the volume turned up full for a previous low-level sound. With headphones. Ouch.

    But seriously, I love this whole great pack of sounds...I'm sure I'll use them somewhere sometime.

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    KeyKrusher 8 years, 1 month ago

    cheers! Yes it is such a great sound that I wanted to make it louder. I think it is amazing to think you managed to create it synthetically. In my first mix I had it a lot louder and it made me jump each time I heard it! but that made it sound too much like a proper bomb instead of a fire blow-out. I am hoping to fit it into another video where I can use it loud! BANG!! :-)

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    zimbot 8 years, 1 month ago

    Nicely done track/video. And you kept this explosion sound tastefully quiet (relatively speaking), which I would have had a hard time doing. :-)

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    KeyKrusher 8 years, 1 month ago

    Perfect! thanks - used it at 3:21 on my latest version of my music video, Riots:


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