In: Uncategorized by admin20 Mar 2008
I wanted to clarify the rules of the dinosaur sound contest to win the copy of Turok this week.
In the podcast, I said in an offhand way, “Go ahead and use effects.”
Only afterwards did I realize that your “effects” and my “effects” are two different things. As a household of professional sound wonkiness, “effects” means post-production processing you add to sounds — like echo, flange, and reverb. In this case it does NOT mean “go download a sound effect from Jurassic Park” or something.
In order to be considered you must — and I can’t stress this enough — you MUST produce the dinosaur imitation yourself. Or have a friend do it. Or a little sister. Or whatever, just as long as you record the imitation. And you can add “effects” (ie: reverb, echo, et al) so it to make it sound awesome.
If you want to press your luck, you might talk us into allowing you to lay that sound over a background ambient sound… like jungle noises or something.
But the actual dinosaur sound CANNOT be a “sound effect” from another source. There’s just nothing funny about that. Or fun. You must make this sound, not lift it from another source.
Just pretend you’re