Saturday, December 21, 2013

Genre research project 7/1357: Sounds and Effects

Walt Disney Studios - Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House

Sounds and effects recordings are non-musical audio works, compiling recorded sounds, sounds recreated synthetically or by other means, sounds of known objects or abstract noise manifestations. Those short recordings are generally used individually to illustrate other works (eg. Sound Effects Vol 21: More Death and Horror) or as a generator of a functional atmosphere (eg. Halloween Sounds & Music for Your Parties, Trick or Treaters & School Festivals).

These recordings may include musical sounds that are presented in a non-musical contexts, such as music heard from the radio of a passing car; the key distinction is that the music is an incidental component of the sound effect or atmosphere, rather than the focus of the recording.

The creation, preparation and presentation of sound effects distinguishes them from Field Recordings, which documents original, authentic sound in its natural setting, usually for research and study.


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