Man love this thread Geoffrey it’s got me pump in wanting to learn Foley,sound effects,sound designers etc…
Here a experiment
Wanting to “How to Create the illusion of distance” how would you make a sound seam very ,very and very far away sounding like behind the listener way back in the stereo field ?
Without using plugins at first later when I understand
More on how sound can be manipulated then I can to stay to use some plugins
My experiments and findings LW
friends around here none and I limited to what I can do due to physical limitations
I use my iPhone and found a moderating fast clapping sounds for a hour video on youtube
What I Did
place it across other side of the apartment playing at a pretty loud volume
then turn my back to the sound and walk slowly away to the far side of the apartment
I notice the following :
1.First I stood and facing very ,very close to the sound
a.I notice it was very,very loud over all volume wise but very a-little to no levels of dynamics to each over all claps
b.I notice the high sharp pitch of the clapping sound first
c.I could hear all the sounds of the claps with a-bit of separation between them to hear that there was more clap sounds
d.but maybe since it was super loud the closer I got
they all sounded like they were blur together almost like more of a wall of sound with less detail to each separate claps not sure why?
I had a hard time distinguish between the different frequencies layers of each clap the closer I was maybe I going deaf
2.Second I turn slowly around with my back to the sound
a.I notice the over all sound almost like somebody put a blanket over the whole sound weird huh?
b.as I slowly walk with my back to the sound away I started to hear a-bit more separation between the claps not much but some maybe I am going crazy
c.but I noticed that over all sound of the volume was decreasing over all over time-the further I went away from the clapping sound
d.the blanket effect was still there as I went into the distance but it like the sound was being more muffed the further I went werid huh?
e.I notice the high sharp pitch as I walk away was also decreasing in over all volume over time and and was going from sharper pitch sound to a more duller but pleasing sounding pitch further away
f.I also notice that further I went away from the sounds of the higher pitch seem to separate abit more where the other underneath lower sound layers frequencies seem to like almost keep decreasing in over all volume over time
I hope this make any sense sine I all very new to this audio design stuff