Stock Sounds

Into It: Stock Sounds

Sep 11, 2012

Andrew Bales begins a four-part series on stock sounds and canned emotion.

Into It: The Scream

Jun 19, 2012

Part three of a four-part series on iconic stock sound effects.

Part two of a four-part series on iconic stock sound effects.

Into It: Stock Sounds

May 22, 2012

For this Into It I’ll try something a little different: instead covering one topic and moving on to the next, this week begins a four-part series on stock sounds and canned emotion.

Long before the luxury of recordings, stage performers created their own sounds to accompany productions. Copper sheets were struck to produce a crack of lightning. Blocks of wood, hand drums, whistles and other simple items could add believability or comedy.