Gunshots Made Easy
GUNSHOTS MADE EASY
You’re in the final phase of rehearsals for a great show. You’re aware that a gun needs to be fired, but until now you’ve made do with someone shouting “bang!”. You know there are rules about using guns on stage, but you’re not terribly clear what they are, so you contact a qualified weapons expert. It’s then that you realise the extent of the safety protocols you have to observe. And you haven’t budgeted for the expertise you now find you require.
So you look for other options. There are some very convincing electronic gunshot sounds available, but it’s almost impossible for the sound technician to get it absolutely on cue, especially if your actor wants to make the gun “kick”. Ideally, the actor needs to be in control of generating the sound himself (or, indeed, herself ...), but without an explosive charge, the gun won’t generate enough noise to make it realistic. Cap guns just don’t cut it. So what can you do?
Well, there is a way around all of these problems. It has almost zero recurring
cost, the sound is as convincing as you want it to be, and the actor is in full control
of the timing of the shot. And it requires no weapons expertise. It’s called the
Essentially, the Show-
While the prototype receiver has been customised to a specific sound unit, it also
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