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Help with sound effects?
Aurora Moon at 8:17AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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So I need a good text that kinda would come off how an motor might sound…

I thought of using “Vroom!!” in my comic but I thought that was kinda retarded not to metion a little bit clitche..

so what's the best text symobling an sound of a motorcyle?
alteratvely, what's a good sound effect for wheels quickly spinning in the sand?
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subcultured at 11:15AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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hrr hrrr hruuuuu
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Mark at 6:13AM, Jan. 8, 2007
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well you're the artist, but if it's a speedish effect, try a chunky elongated text. If you can't find anything you like you could always write in the sound effects yourself
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Mystic Hand at 12:15PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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“Vroom” gets the point across without being distractingly original baby-talk, but after that, whether it's effective or lame depends on how you use it.

For example, Vroom can be dramatic like this.

Or it can be stylized for effect.

Or it can be subtle.

*Images from Uncivilized Planet by Jirou Matsumoto (just because they were handy)
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ShadowsMyst at 1:20PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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I think it would depend on the motor.

If it was a crotch rocket screaming down the street, it would be more like VREEEE VREE VUREEEEEE.
But if it was like a Big ol Harley it might be more like RRRUUMMM RUMMM VRUUMMM.

Same with car motors. Is it a badly tuned motor? A big motor? small motor? does it purr like a kitten or sound like there is a bucket of bolts rumbling around in there?

Sound is just as much of a mood maker as anything else in the page. Make sure whatever it is is descriptive for the scene as well as the object it represents.

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