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 Post subject: Lightning and Sound effects combined
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:36 pm 
 
Can anyone share the idea with me the best way or the best system to purchase that would allow me to be able to play sounds and effect lights to go along with thse sounds, such as the thunder and lightning thing?


Thanks for any help you can give me! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning and Sound effects combined
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:02 pm 
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The easiest way and most effective would simply to purchase a Halloween or "Scary sound effects CD. I pop mine into the Cd Player and the ToTere really get a band out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightning and Sound effects combined
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:09 am 
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There are several ways to go, depending on your level of technical knowledge. Last year, around Christmas, I saw several "effects kits" for sale at chain stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Fred Meyer, etc. These are simple kits that can set up audio and lights to run in a sequence. They're mainly designed for the musical christmas "dancing lights" kinda stuff, but you could set the queues to halloween music or noises.

Another route to take is setting up individual props with motion detectors. This is pretty easy, and motion detectors are now really cheap. You just set up a prop with a sound or light effect, and the motion sensor completes the circuit.

If you want to get more complex, you can bring in a computer. There are many programs that can run multiple audio/visual queues. You may also be able to get your hands on an effects board (check eBay or CraigsList) which would allow you to wire multiple events and control them from a single station or program in a looping series.

If you run a search on google using key words like "yard haunt", "effects board", "theatre effecs"

Also, check out these sites:

http://www.hauntershangout.com/props/default.asp
http://www.yardhaunter.com/
http://www.hauntedhousesupplies.com/
http://www.scary-terry.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Lightning and Sound effects combined
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TK421 wrote:
There are several ways to go, depending on your level of technical knowledge. Last year, around Christmas, I saw several "effects kits" for sale at chain stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Fred Meyer, etc. These are simple kits that can set up audio and lights to run in a sequence. They're mainly designed for the musical christmas "dancing lights" kinda stuff, but you could set the queues to halloween music or noises.

Another route to take is setting up individual props with motion detectors. This is pretty easy, and motion detectors are now really cheap. You just set up a prop with a sound or light effect, and the motion sensor completes the circuit.

If you want to get more complex, you can bring in a computer. There are many programs that can run multiple audio/visual queues. You may also be able to get your hands on an effects board (check eBay or CraigsList) which would allow you to wire multiple events and control them from a single station or program in a looping series.

If you run a search on google using key words like "yard haunt", "effects board", "theatre effecs"

Also, check out these sites:

http://www.hauntershangout.com/props/default.asp
http://www.yardhaunter.com/
http://www.hauntedhousesupplies.com/
http://www.scary-terry.com/


thanks for the links. i'd like to experiment with this this year

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