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You'll probably still want to ground the sounds in real modern day engines, and then do a couple of things to make them futuristic: 1 - process the modern engines: probably the simplest thing is eq - often doing a big midrange scoop makes things sound cleaner and more hifi, so that's an option. You could also add some phase or delay to what's left (in ...


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I like the idea that cars are quieter in the future. They are becoming more fuel efficient after all. This was posted up on reddit today, it's interesting the difference just 2 years make in engine sounds!


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You provide an interesting direction, that you could explore further: Why not make all cars quiet? What's left is just the tire noise of the cars, which you could color a bit to make the cars a bit more diverse. As a result, background sounds and atmos is more apparent, sirens stand out more but don't have to be as loud, the streets are more peaceful and ...


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There's all kinds of ways to tackle this problem and on top of that, there's a bunch of factors in terms of how the scene is being shot and what kind of car. Here's my 2 cents... -If you've got some a lav mics, plant them in the visors above each front seat or on the dashboard, if it's a two person scene. -If you have a boom operator with a shotgun mic and ...


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Wheel barrows usually have rubber tires on them. Throw some in soft weight that won't bounce (canvas sand bags can be pretty good), rig up your mic to the wheel barrow so you don't have to have someone chasing it, and push that sucker around. The two wheel variants might be more stable and give you better control with less handling noise.


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In 30 years it is highly possible that most cars are electric cars. So I would go for muted motor sounds for a sound that everybody knows, combined with some kind of electric motor. Maybe record car sounds from a distance (Best would be in a very dry environment with some distance to get a more clean appeal) or rerecord stuff trough different materials to ...


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Hi everyone and thank you very much for all these good advices. This is how I finally made the sounds of futuristic cars i was looking for. First I applied the technique of Rene, equalising sounds of real cars pass from the Sound Collector's club, except the synthesizer layer (not so trained manipulating it). I then applied a LoAir to generate subharmonics. ...


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Recording car audio can be very tough. You have a few factors to think about. For one when it comes to race cars and performance bikes you are talking about high SPLs. Road spec (at least in the US) is somewhere around 108 Db I think. Although some race classes have adopted sound regulations many have not so you could be looking at levels well above that. ...


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Like others have said find the story behind the car sound. If they are electric cars they don't have to be silent. There are actually laws concerning the sound (or lack of it) in Europe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle_warning_sounds Based on this you could play with the idea of cars just playing sounds of older combustion engine cars. Doing ...


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wheelchairs and golf club caddie cars are great.


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I know sometimes you will have to use the audio recorded from within a car's interior, though getting great sounding results will be tough regardless of the mics used and setup approach that you choose. Also, by trying to record cleaner audio from the inside of the car, you may begin to impose on the actor's ability to do their best job acting (even if ...


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My favorite way of doing this is to sit in the opposite side behind the one being filmed, using an as short a boom I can get it, with either a Sennheiser MKH-40 or Oktava 012 (which capsule also depends), depending on the voice and car, facing a best sweet-spot I can find and staying there. Of course that means you have to follow the movements of both the ...


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Have you seen these? http://sepulchra.com/blog/?p=1785 http://sepulchra.com/blog/?p=1749 http://sepulchra.com/blog/?p=1760


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I used for this standard camera car rig suction caps - 2 for boom pole, 1 for single microphone on mic holder. Follow this video: http://vimeo.com/33421306


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