Carnival Amusement Park Ambience
Putting together this particular sound effect was especially rewarding. It's a combination of several different sounds that I had recorded. It all started with a children's fair at my church. I started by just recording children and their families talking near a blow-up play trampoline. Then I got a little from the hotdog line. Next I recorded a small train that the local Shriners had brought out to take the children on train rides. I ran alongside it with my Zoom F8 and Neumann KM84 stereo pair on a boom pole. After I got back in the studio I wrote a short organ piece to add to the background (you have to listen for it) and then I did some barker phrases like, "Step right up, play the game". The trick was getting all the right tracks mixed with the right amount of volume and panning them to the right place in the stereo image. This is perfect for use as background for a fair, festival or amusement park ambience. Can you smell those hotdogs and cotton candy?!
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