Unique Sound Effects in Radio

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Unique Sound Effects in Radio

Post by KirtB » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:12 pm

Unique Sound Effects in Radio, February 1939 Radio-Craft

Sound effects in television and movies are in the modern era generated electronically at the push of a button or the clicking of a mouse. Thousands of sound effects are available for download to enhance amateur videos. Whether you need the clopping of horse hooves, birds chirping, a street racer squealing his wheels coming off the starting line, or a baby crying in the background, it's all at your disposal - and usually at no cost. Prior to around 1960, with the exception of the incredibly phony sounding 'canned' laugh tracks and audience clapping used on 'live' situational comedies and variety shows, all those aforementioned sound effects had to be created real-time in the recording studio. Even if you are too old to have actually listened to old time radio shows like The Lone Ranger and The Shadow, surely you have watched an old movie where a gun shot was heard … http://www.rfcafe.com/references/radio-craft/unique-sound-effects-february-1939-radio-craft.htm
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