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Tantz Aerine at 7:08AM, March 6, 2009
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I need to make a believable sound effect for the sound a burst from an automatic / machine-pistol would make. Something like this:

I'd rather not put the generic RAT-TAT-TAT. I am not sure it would even stutter that way. :lol:

Anyway I've never fired any gun in my life so… any help please? Sound for the toy above?
 
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ozoneocean at 8:24AM, March 6, 2009
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Search youtube!
That helped me. They have vids of people firing every conceivable thing on there. Great sound :)

I'm not sure what little Sub-machine guns like that sound like, But I think they have a fairly high rate of fire, so it definitely wouldn't be the old “rat-tat-tat”… that's too slow. I think it's more like a fast roll on a snare drum so you might have to add at “rata-tata-tata-tata” sort of thing if you went that way.

Here:





 
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lba at 8:49AM, March 6, 2009
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Well, for a short burst you could go with Brrrap! That seems to be the one I see most associated with that sort of weapon. tik-tik-tik might be a good one for a continuing burst.
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Tantz Aerine at 11:47AM, March 6, 2009
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Thanks! this is very helpful :)
 
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Nergal at 12:32PM, March 6, 2009
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hmm i associate brrrrap with farts, dunno why

i imagine the sound would have something with “t”s in it.
i cant be of much help though since “blam” is my gun sound effect of choice
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kyupol at 3:54PM, March 6, 2009
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PRRRRRRPPPP PRRRRRRRRRRPPPP
NOW UPDATING!!!
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ozoneocean at 8:20PM, March 6, 2009
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Listening to those vids of different sub machine guns, none of them make anything like a RRrrrrrp or Barrrp sound. The rate of fire isn't THAT fast. You can clearly hear the sound of the bolt slamming home each time, it doesn't blend into one sound.

You need to indicate the loudness as well as the fast, distinctive, multiple shots… So a run-on sound with lots of shap stops in it is best maybe, like the “atta-atta” thing I suggested. You could even have it go "Bitch-Attattattatta“ lol! Gives it a distinctive look :)
Or following that theme, anything that continues with a vowel sound and sharp cracking stops… ”Reckeckecka!“ ”Akackacka!"

Hmm, T and K and the only sounds that can really do the cracking part…
 
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Tantz Aerine at 8:15AM, March 8, 2009
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Thanks everyone! I don't know if the sound I picked fits, I was really tempted to use ozone's but the letters were too many for the frame I got. :lol:
 
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Eddie Jensen at 3:27PM, March 8, 2009
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brrrrap

if I was a teapot I think I'd be orange.

http://t-k-.deviantart.com/
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JoeL_CQB at 1:53AM, March 9, 2009
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kyupol
PRRRRRRPPPP PRRRRRRRRRRPPPP

that would be one of these

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