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How can I achieve the Battlefield 3 distortion effect?

Apr 2, 2013 7:42 PM

I'm looking to take the James Bond audio and create a rendition of it based around the same concept as the battlefield 3 intro teasers they had out. However I first need to figure out how to make the audio similar to how the audio is in the video. They basically took a song clip from battlefield 2 and distorted it in such a way that makes it kind of sound like radio noise.


Here is a clip of the audio...


Can anyone help me figure out how I can achieve a similar effect?

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    Apr 3, 2013 1:49 AM   in reply to Jordan4jc

    I just had a play.


    Starting with an explosing effect I happen to have in my collection, I applied a distortion effect (Effects/Special/Distortion) and got a very similar sound.  With a bit of editing to give the stutter effect and tweaking of the distortion, I think a few more minutes would have been virtually identical.


    FYI I used the "Maximum Pain" preset in the Distortion menu...but others are worth experimenting with.


    If you don't have a handy explosion lying around, join  They have tons for free--you want a fairly big rumbly one.


    Hope this helps,

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    Apr 3, 2013 7:06 AM   in reply to Jordan4jc

    I added the distortion to my clean recording of an explosion.  After doing that, by the way, you'll have to crank your levels way down.

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    Apr 3, 2013 7:32 AM   in reply to Bob Howes

    Okay...just so you can see if I'm on the right track, here's my original explosion:



    Then the whole explosion after distortion is applied and levels adjusted:



    And finally some spaces edited in (I didn't bother copying the exact timing in your original but it gives you an idea):



    As I say, the above is 5 minutes work.  With more time and effort I'm sure something virtually identical is possible.

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    Apr 5, 2013 5:27 AM   in reply to Jordan4jc

    Pitch shifter in Audition (probably before the distortion thought it might be worth experimenting both ways) for find different explosions as the original and perhaps mix them together.

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