View Full Version : Interactive audio

04-23-2007, 03:41 PM
Has anyone ever done any kind of interactive audio in their haunt?

A few times I've done an echo-cave effect and it has proven to be pretty popular.

I hung a small directional microphone in the cave over where people walk. The mike is run through an effects processor which is set on a stereo delay (echo) effect. This is then run back out of a set of speakers, one at each end of the cave.

As the victims are walking through the cave, they suddenly notice that whatever they are saying echoes all around thm. This adds another dimension to the experience, gives the illusion that the cave is much bigger than it really is, and gives people something to play with.

If you are all about throughput this could create a bottleneck, but it can also be a great distraction before something pops up and scares the @#$% out of them.

04-23-2007, 07:09 PM
Another geat one I have featured before that I love is: http://www.zombietronix.com/

You'll like that CD. Tell him I sent you.

04-23-2007, 07:53 PM
I have done it can DO IT AGAIN!!! LOL!... just PM/email me if you need something or have any questions. -Tyler

04-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Jonathon...I am planning on have a completly black room and the sound from that link you posted would be perfect.....I want the sound to move around the room from one side to the next and so on...does that do that, I'm having trouble understanding the multiple cd player portion of thier product and what it accomplishes.

04-23-2007, 11:04 PM
We used the zombitronix tracks last year with just the 2 cd players but it was still an awesome effect. To awnser your question each cd has a stereo track on it and the sound is stagered for however many speakers you need in the room. you just push play at the same time on all the cd players and you good to go.

Jim Warfield
04-23-2007, 11:21 PM
..or place just a spot of Super Glue on the middle of your upper and lower lips, then learn how to talk out of both sides of your mouth at the same time. You may have to learn the co-ordination of pushing both of your butt-cheeks at the same time to start your simulataneous talking.
After a few quick years you will be ready to enter politics.

04-24-2007, 06:53 AM
Greg, they have many options for the CD. As mentioned above, they have it set up for as many speakers or channels you have creating an awesome effect.

I tested it with 6 speakers in the studios when it was first released and it ROCKED!

I would say if you still have questions contact them, because he is very good at explaining it to many people.

Also, for those of you looking for music, Virgil Franklin has an all new Cd out called Manic Terror Trax where it is 21 tracks of loopable soundscapes, with two seperate scapes per channel. So one for your left and one for your right. So you are actually getting 42 tracks on the CD. Great way to maximize a room or get the most use out of a CD.

Hope that helps you out Greg. Any questions feel free to email me.

04-24-2007, 07:18 AM
this is diffently a way to put your haunt on the next level. You really have to play with all the senses of your customers to maxamize their experience.