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Eliseu Gouveia
07-31-2006, 01:00 PM
I was going through an old script of mine where I have this guy frantically discharging his Beretta M82 when I realised.......... I dont like the SFX.
"Bam! Bam! Bam!" was nice in the 1970s, but it somehow seems weird now.

Ive never had the oportunity of witmessing a Beretta M92 firing (thank God! since with my luck Id probably be on the receiving end :p ), so I have no idea of what it sounds like.

Any ideas?

Ka-Blam?
Ka-Pow?

Piekos
07-31-2006, 01:02 PM
I've always been partial to: BRAK!

~N

Eric Rabbitsmasher
07-31-2006, 01:17 PM
Don Martin in Mad Magazine was the master of the sound effect - the sound of water dripping was "POIT!" - but I'm not really sure how important it is - anything with a hard K sound is going to work for a gun discharge I think - there is a bit of a "P' sound to a maller caliber round, bigger ones have more of a boom.

I can tell the difference between gunfire and a firecracker mainly because of the distinct sound a bullet makes as it tears through the air, kind of an doppler echo effect that is distinct from an ordinary echo - kinda like, "KR-ACK -AK -K..." - but that's from a distance, and I doubt most readers would get it.

I think as long as you can see the muzzle flash, the reader will get it - harder I think is the sound of a slide being pulled back and a round chambered, which they always do in film because it sounds so ominous - "SHLIK-INK!"

MrGranger
07-31-2006, 01:52 PM
Anyone have a list of SFX? I've always been weak in the SFX department, mainly because I like the art to show the action and not have SFX at all. But I realize that sometimes it makes the page better. A good list of SFX would be great.

Scaleyinx
07-31-2006, 02:34 PM
Oh, I second that,...I would love to see a list of good SFX. For my knowledge sucks in this department.

Jason Arthur
07-31-2006, 02:53 PM
http://www.jasonarthur.com/temp/sfx.jpg

Some that I've made and used over the last year.

By no means a comprehensive list, but maybe it'll help with this conversation?

-- J

DamonX
07-31-2006, 03:47 PM
Got these from a thread on ScrypticStudios.com a while back...

Try
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/300/ktaylor/kaboom/bzzurkk.htm
(Pretty much a list a of sounds grouped by general category)

and

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/300/ktaylor/kaboom/Kaboomhome.htm
(Scroll down to the alphabetical listing for a more comprehensive list)

MrGranger
07-31-2006, 03:49 PM
Nice start. I've been looking for a good, comprehensive book on Onomatopoeia for a while. I'm sure someone's got one somewhere, I just haven't found it yet.

Piekos
07-31-2006, 04:18 PM
There was a very comprehensive list somewhere online that I remember seeing a couple of years ago. (So comprehensive that I remember it being a little over the top.) I'll be damned if I can remember the address though.

~N

Icaruss
07-31-2006, 04:33 PM
Don't use SFX, and have the guy screaming instead.

Ron Phillips
07-31-2006, 04:49 PM
There was a link above, but the only resource I remember is Kaboom.

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/300/ktaylor/kaboom/

That might be an interesting project to restart that, get user entries.

Kel Nuttall
07-31-2006, 04:57 PM
A 9mm sounds more sharp, more KRAK than BOOM or BAM. That's what I usually use for a 9...KRAK or if their double-tapping (two shots close together) KRA-KAK.

Kel Nuttall
07-31-2006, 04:58 PM
Of course I imagine the majority of comics readers have never fired a gun and would never know the difference as long as you don't use POOF or SQUONK for gunfire, you'd probably be safe. ;)

Awesomus Prime
07-31-2006, 05:17 PM
Awe SNAP! I'm totally usin' squonk!

Mike225
07-31-2006, 05:19 PM
Poof would be good for a silencer.

Mr.Musgrave
07-31-2006, 05:56 PM
A 9mm sounds more sharp, more KRAK than BOOM or BAM. That's what I usually use for a 9...KRAK or if their double-tapping (two shots close together) KRA-KAK.

That would be my best guess too.

Scaleyinx
07-31-2006, 06:05 PM
Poof would be good for a silencer.


Poof!!! ===>> :fart:

Not always silent, but often deadly :har:



EDIT: Sorry. I really am an infant sometimes.

MrGranger
07-31-2006, 07:22 PM
Poof!!! ===>> :fart:

Not always silent, but often deadly :har:



EDIT: Sorry. I really am an infant sometimes.

Except in the UK where they're loud and proud. Get used to it.

Eliseu Gouveia
07-31-2006, 07:50 PM
Thanks, guys, those links are VERY handy!

I think Im gonna go with -Ka-Pow! for now.

I only chose the Beretta because its the reference I was looking at at the time. :)

Silencers, I usually go for Fut!

E:

<- The one who once used -FRRRRT! for those machine guns with silencers. :)

Eric Rabbitsmasher
07-31-2006, 11:41 PM
Haha, "Fut", good one, worthy of the master.

http://www.collectmad.com/madcoversite/index-dmd.html

Eric Rabbitsmasher
07-31-2006, 11:43 PM
Check Wally Wood out:

http://www.heretical.com/miscella/madwood.html

Kep!
07-31-2006, 11:44 PM
Silencers, I like Pfft

Semi-autos usually get a BRAKK or some variation thereof.

Mike225
07-31-2006, 11:44 PM
Poof!!! ===>> :fart:

Not always silent, but often deadly :har:



EDIT: Sorry. I really am an infant sometimes.

I laughed out loud at that and my co worker asked me if I'm okay. :man:

Kep!
07-31-2006, 11:48 PM
Don't use SFX, and have the guy screaming instead.
In the ancient TV show of GET SMART there was a great scene--

Antique Weapons Dealer: And this is the world's first silenced handgun.

87: That's amazing! It looks just like a regular handgun!

Antique Weapons Dealer: That's because it is, the user was supposed to shoot it then scream REALLY loud.

87: That's Incredible!

Eric Rabbitsmasher
08-01-2006, 12:00 AM
Martin used PLAM! as well as the classic POW!

KA-PLAM! and KA-PLOW! occur to me.

Lynn Lefey
08-01-2006, 03:53 AM
For a nine? It's got a very sharp report, and is not terribly loud (unless you fire it while inside a car). Anything like 'pop', 'crack', 'tak', 'bam', would work for it, 22's, 25's, 38's etc. Move up to a 45 or .357, and you start getting a considerably different sound, more a 'blam', 'boom', etc.

Black powder musket... "Click...Ssss... Booooooom!". :)

Guns are all pretty universally understood in comics, regardless of what you write. Just don't put a 'Budda-Budda' with a semi-auto 9mm, and you should be fine with whatever you use.

Kel Nuttall
08-01-2006, 03:54 AM
I think Im gonna go with -Ka-Pow! for now.
Ka-Pow is more of a .45 Automatic sound...but like I said most people won't know the difference. :D

Ingrid K. V. Hardy
08-01-2006, 07:34 AM
In the ancient TV show of GET SMART there was a great scene--

Antique Weapons Dealer: And this is the world's first silenced handgun.

87: That's amazing! It looks just like a regular handgun!

Antique Weapons Dealer: That's because it is, the user was supposed to shoot it then scream REALLY loud.

87: That's Incredible!

Gosh that's priceless!! :laugh: :laugh: I used to watch that show religously!

BTW, this thread is a lifesaver at the moment, SPX are not my strong point, and I need to come up with the sound of multiple, big explosions. Is the good old Kabooom the way to go? Any ideas?

Eliseu Gouveia
08-01-2006, 09:13 AM
I like explosions, you can play around a lot with the SFX:


For a "blunt" and dry detonation, where something hard hits something equaly solid Id use THOOM!
For bigger-than-thou ones with a delayed detonation effect, Kra-KA-THOOM!
For a big "liquid" splatter with lots of smoke and debris, SHOOM!
Or maybe K-SHOOM!
KA-WOOSH! is for "special" explosions where everything is instantly incinerated but theres not much of an "impact" feel, just a burst of energy incinerating everything in its wake.
Ive seen someone use BA-DOOM once and the font was so neat I was instantly sold :)

Ingrid K. V. Hardy
08-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Eliseu Gouveia... thanks for the great advice...!

wisper
08-01-2006, 10:21 PM
[FONT=Impact]zKrack ! Krack ! Krack ! FONT]

Eric Rabbitsmasher
08-03-2006, 01:06 AM
How about leaving out the vowels just to be different:

PKWW!

CHKW!

PKSH!

KCH! (Sounds like yer empty!)

PKCH!

Eliseu Gouveia
02-17-2007, 05:10 AM
Quick question: whats the SFX for a newborn crying?

Screeny
02-17-2007, 08:05 AM
whaaaaaaaa!!!

Kep!
02-17-2007, 12:13 PM
gwaa gwaa gwaa

Eliseu Gouveia
02-17-2007, 12:17 PM
Thanks, guys.

Im gonna use both. :)

Kep!
02-17-2007, 12:32 PM
That's what we're here for.

Ingrid K. V. Hardy
02-17-2007, 12:58 PM
gwaa gwaa gwaa

Needs to be much, much, much, much louder.

Kep!
02-17-2007, 01:02 PM
For a newborn? Depends how new I suppose...i was thinking hours. Of course, the letterer can go to town on the SFX, but the sound is more of a GWAA than a WAAAA....WAAA is more like a kid who didn't get his way. So says me.

Justice41
02-17-2007, 03:09 PM
http://www.jasonarthur.com/temp/sfx.jpg

Some that I've made and used over the last year.

By no means a comprehensive list, but maybe it'll help with this conversation?

-- J
Jason Man everytime I hit this page a Membership log in for your site pops up. Was dat about? You must have your files locked or something.

Justice41
02-17-2007, 03:13 PM
I'd go with CHAM!CHAM!CHAM!. I owned a Beretta 92F, had to have it after watching Lethal Weapon, The closest sound I can come up with was a BRAKKA BRAKKA sound or CHAM! CHAM! sound. It depended on whether I was using Steel or Brass sleeved bullets. Great gun. I have a 45 Revolver and that thing sounds like lightning and thunder all at once when it spits.

Jason Arthur
02-17-2007, 05:05 PM
Jason Man everytime I hit this page a Membership log in for your site pops up. Was dat about? You must have your files locked or something.


Yeah, I can't edit my post though. Maybe a mod could delete my post from page one?

sorry.

-- J

Biofungus
02-17-2007, 06:17 PM
I miss the days of "budda budda budda"...

Btw, I found this interesting:
Farting sounds

FRAP: see Burping

If your farts sound like your burps, you've got some serious gastrointestinal problems. :)

Calloway
02-17-2007, 08:41 PM
me too!

datwilliams
02-19-2007, 12:25 PM
I wouldn't cut the Vowels just to be different. Vowels are the sounds human vocalizations hang on; gun fire still has a tonal sound lasting something like 1/30th of a second but whatever -- consanants do not form a tone.

The DarkMind
02-19-2007, 02:15 PM
I laughed out loud at that and my co worker asked me if I'm okay. :man:

I have that problem a lot with this board....i may have to stop hanging out here during those hours when im supposed to be working. :laugh: