Any ideas on how to get that classic rubbery stretch sound that is popular in cartoons? I tried a lot of different props, even tried using som screetching and creaking, but it's not working very well. Are there any specific props that are great for getting stretch sounds?

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Start off with slowly run a (damp) finger along a deflated balloon.

Then record unrolling a large roll of parcel tape.

Fiddle with the pitch of each sound, EQ them, put them together, and you should have something good, or at least good for a basis.

  • @David Glad to hear it :-)
    – Skarik
    Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 11:07

Tried rubber gloves?

  • That was my first thought, but the ones makes almost no sound at all. I'll try getting a couple of different brands and see if that changes anything. Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 11:39

Empty water tank from the water cooler, the big one. Roll it on floor while hold a mic above it, squeeze your finger against it and rub.

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