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Need some big help! Audio/sound file related.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by popinfresh, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Hey guys, this year in my VCE theatre studies class we're putting on a show consisting of two ancient greek plays (The Frogs and Medea).

    Now, i've taken up the stagecraft areas with a friend of both sound and lighting (as well as set design and some direction, lol!) and would like some help with it.

    I need to compile short musical parts and backing sound parts for the duration of the plays and i'm wondering what the best way to do this is? (Ie. Once I have the tracks, should I burn them all onto a cd and run through them by tracks or some other way?) I need it to be on time and accurate.

    Also, if you guys could help me get some sound files that'd be sweet.
    For Medea, it's a greek tragedy (story about a crazed mother killing her children), so i'm looking for lots of eerie, scary, droning etc sort of sound files. Especially one to play when the audience walk in. Over the top of the music I want to add screams etc etc to give effect.

    Anyone know where I could get such files?

    I'm also looking for some festival style music to play outside during interval and before the plays (it's going to be a sort of dramatic effect walking in from a festival with fire, music, dancing, singing etc, into this blacked room, red lights, droning eerie music screams etc) to sort of suit that ancient greek style..

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

  2. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
  3. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Another bump? Someone must be into this stuff...
  4. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Hey there,

    I'd go with the burnt cd option. as for finding sounds... hmmm

    perhaps search for sound effect cds people can give you as mp3s on the net. or you might have to buy some i guess... but your school will pay for that yeah?? btw, were do you go to school?
  5. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Pop, I'd try posting this in "Recording Gear and Equipment". Chances are the people who hang out there can help.
  6. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Hey, thanks Pete, didn't think of that.

    Dave - I've found some good sound effect files free off the net, but no good music tracks so far. Even if I need to buy some, i'm still not too sure where to get them, lol.