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After watching the game yesterday I'm updating this to just happen on the replays. Might be a little annoying to have through the whole game, but for the replays, I think it would be really cool.
When a player smashes into another player, the sound of
the impact would be transmitted on an auxiliary
track that could be turned on or off by the viewers at
The sound would have to be processed, specifically
knocked down a three or four octives because two pieces
of plastic slamming together wouldn't sound to
impressive by themselves. You could also trigger sound
samples as well. Explosions, crunching metal, that sort
of thing. Bring in the Hollywood sound designers and let
them have at it. I bet they'd have a great time.
The ball could have a spin sensor that would trigger a
divebomb or rocket sound when it was thrown. When it
was caught, sensors would trigger an explosion or thud
The biggest hits would trigger the biggest explosion
sounds so you'd be able to sense how hard the hits were
on an audible as well as visual level.
But mainly it would just sound cool.
Fox Trax special effects hockey puck
It even came with multi-coloured comet tails depending upon how fast the puck was travelling. [AusCan531, Sep 28 2012]
||// When a player smashes into another player, the sound
of the impact would be transmitted to the speakers in the
stadium and to the tvs at home. //
||It already is. Pro football stadiums are wired for sound.
When a TV viewer hears the quarterback calling the play or
the players' pads smashing together, those are sounds
picked up by big parabolic microphones and intentionally
mixed into the broadcast by the production team. In some
stadiums (Foxboro, for example) these sounds are also
played over cleverly positioned speakers so that fans in the
nosebleeds can feel closer to the field.
||As for the idea of adding action movie sound effects... If
you want that, watch an action movie. When I watch a
football game, I want to hear football sounds.
||Make it real explosions and I'll +.
||In the late 90s the Fox network won broadcasting rights for the NHL and added special effects to the puck [link]. Like most righteous Canadian hockey fans I found it abhorrent so when it got positive coverage on an Australian TV Sports Panel show, I wrote in with exactly the same idea as [doctorremulac3]'s - except for Australian Rules Football.
||I had car crash sounds when two players collided, divebomb sounds, V2 rocket whistles for long balls going through the air, the whole bit. Strangely, I never got a reply.
||Missives, be they howsoever articulate,
inscribed using green crayon and written in
block capitals with lots of underlining do not
tend to elicit any sort of a response other
than a TRO.
||The V2 rocket did not have a whistle or any other
noisemaker attached to it--in fact, it was infamous for
making little or no sound audible at ground zero before
impact, dropping, as it
were, out of an empty sky.
||You are most likely thinking of the Stuka dive-bomber,
which had loud, siren-like 'whistles' that sounded when it
dove. Initially these overgrown party favors scared the
scheisse out of folks on the ground, but they were removed
from the airplanes later in the war when Russian soldiers
figured out that the airplane could not safely deviate from
its dive without entirely aborting the attack and thus took
to turning their rifles skyward whenever they heard the
||How about if it were completely optional as
||I'll add an on/off option to the idea and see if that
||Thank you for the link AC, pretty interesting.
Audience response is about what you'd expect.
New viewers liked it, old fans didn't.
||//The V2 rocket...little or no sound audible at
ground zero before impact, dropping, as it were,
out of an empty sky.//
||You wouldn't hear anything at all. They came in
at well over mach 2 and any following noise, (at
that point only a swishing sound since the rocket
motors were off it being in it's terminal phase)
would be drowned out by the massive explosion.
||Historical pedantry is always welcomed and
encouraged on my posts AT.
||Cartoon slapstick sounds would be much more preferable. Maybe a full orchestra as well.