View Full Version : Anyone doing surround sound in their haunts?

10-15-2009, 11:43 AM
I've been working on some original music intended for use in haunts lately, and one of the things I'm planning on doing with this is offering two versions of the final mix, either a stereo 2 track version or a multitrack version intended for surround sound use. Basically it would be music mixed specifically for a surround sound application. What I'm curious to know though, is if anyone out there has tried surround setups in their haunts? I don't mean just having multiple speakers carrying the same source, I mean having a distinct source for each one, like having 4 speakers spread around a room each fed with a different source (i.e. a different CD player). And for those that are doing it, what configurations are you using (like 5.1, 4 channels, 6.1)? I imagine such a thing could really add to the overall experience, attacking a sense other than sight, but I'm curious as to just how many people are actually doing such a thing.

10-15-2009, 01:00 PM
This year in my garage I'm experimenting with surround. I had the idea to a 5.1 speaker system in an asylum an put a different speaker and sound track behind each door. Sounds really nice.

I think that surround could be a cool addition to any haunted house in certain situations. Stereo is good in most situations but I think that some scenes in haunts could be enhanced with surround.

freak 'n' stein
10-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Kinda like what Zombietronix has done? I really like the concept but I haven't really seen a practical application. The Ripley's haunted attraction in Myrtle Beach uses it I'm sure. They use it in the pitch black where you have to feel around and have a whispering track that jumps around. REALLY creepy, but that's about the only time I can see it used.

10-15-2009, 11:25 PM
Graystone Manor uses surround sound in their haunt. I remember it from my tour in July. It sounded great. I remember the first room had it and the sounds went around the room. Very cool!

10-16-2009, 04:17 AM
Im so old school I just started using mp3s as I had a badass fogger choking out my cds. FYi this works great. You just need a fresh battery evrey night and amped pc speakers