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Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:15 pm

Ok this is my idea for Oblvions future and i think its roper proof=]

Instead of spending exstortionate prices on making it floorless.. do the cheaper option, On Ride speakers like X2,LedZeplin,RockNRollercoaster ect..

If done right it could really bring back some terror and intimidation to the ride, and with out futher adue, i give Oblivion-Soundtrack of Intimidation

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With a some proffesional mixing and putting together as mine is just a mock up it really could be cool so please tell me what you think =]
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:33 pm

A cool idea, but the "Don't Look Down" message that used to play just before the drop on Oblivion was removed when the noise abatement order was introduced because it provoked too much screaming. I don't think an idea like that would be considered for this reason.

That's not to say I don't like your idea. I think it would be really cool, on Olvion especially.
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:44 pm

I really like it until it says "Just Stay Calm", then I think it would be much more eerie just to have silence from then on.

Maybe if they could possibly bring back "Don't Look Down" they could have speakers on each side of the headrest, and then Oblivion Man could whisper "Don't" just on the left, "Look" on the right and then a terrifying "DOWN!" on both. It would send shivers down my spine anyway :P
 
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:49 pm

I like the idea but can't see it happening.

I personally like the idea of speakers on the side of the track as it gives more effect (for example Rage at Adventure Island, Southend on sea you can hear the soundtrack getting louder and louder as you get closer to the top, then the Rage sound effect as you edge over the top which you can still hear when entering the first loop in the distance.) Just adds more effect.

But a few more speakers around the top turn would be cool with clips like "This ride is perfectly safe" and "Vertical drop" just to put you on the edge of your seats.
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:52 am

Its a great idea..... BUT, according to some braindead bureaucrat such audible sounds can provoke screaming!


What a load of bollocks! :x
 
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:34 am

I thought it was brilliant! That heartbeat would really get the first time rider's own heart going! It would be good if the heartbeat went faster and faster as it went up, then silence as it hangs over the drop, then a loud super-fast heartbeat as its dropping. Or would you not be able to hear it? Then as you are released back out the tunnel you get "World's first.....Vertical drop!" just to emphasize what the riders have achieved.

That provoking screaming thing is naff, for want of a much stronger word! people still scream their heads off with or without sound. I don't know who comes up with these ideas but I wish they would look at it a bit more realistically.
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:28 pm

I don't think there should be any speech except for the don't look down. Any more is a little tacky in my opinion. Although the bit at the beginning was quite good... Hmm. Silence after the drop is good as you can sort of take it all in. I guess the idea of the sound is to make you feel claustrophic as you reach the precipice and then the release of that fear and claustrophobia should be maintained right until they get off the train. Just my few thoughts on the issue.. :P
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:36 pm

I would absoloutley love it if it could happen, but Don't Look Down was removed, so couldn't see it happening at all. :roll:
 
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:27 pm

Aggressive whispering, like the 'prepare for air' soundtrack would be at much forte here.

Don't look down, on speaker headphones would be epic.
 
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:54 pm

i say thay should try an experment 16 people 1 roller coaster 1 desibel meter 2 trips around the track 1st time without sound and the 2nd time with sound and see what the readings are on the meter lets see i bet they stay the same only one way to find out...
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:05 pm

"black hole 09" wrote:
i say thay should try an experment 16 people 1 roller coaster 1 desibel meter 2 trips around the track 1st time without sound and the 2nd time with sound and see what the readings are on the meter lets see i bet they stay the same only one way to find out...


It might not make a difference on one set of riders, but could be completely different for another set of riders. Maybe some giddy girls would scream at things like that, but it won't bother others.

But I do agree with the point I presume you are making, that it really wouldn't make that much of a difference with or without the sound track.
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Tue May 12, 2009 6:39 pm

It's a shame to see they don't play the message at the drop :(
Have they actually calculated the noise difference?
I reckon an online petition should be created so that we all are in agreement to scream as loud as possible at the top and to let the general public do so too. Then they can filter the on ride soundtrack back in :)
I heard the Ropers have moved also? If this is the case then it's just a kick in the teeth that they made such a fuss and had all these orders put on Alton to just move away after a few years.
 
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Wed May 13, 2009 5:51 pm

"black hole 09" wrote:
i say thay should try an experment 16 people 1 roller coaster 1 desibel meter 2 trips around the track 1st time without sound and the 2nd time with sound and see what the readings are on the meter lets see i bet they stay the same only one way to find out...


you couldn't do it that way, too many confounders, not least that a rider may be more or les likely to scream the second time round anyway.

The only way to do it fairly would be to have a random 50/50 chance of having the speech on the headphones, measure the scream levels all day, then do a load of statistical hypothesis testing to see if the average 'speaker' scream is louder than the average 'non-speaker' scream.

My guess is that people won't scream louder because of the voice individually, but it would make every scream at the same time (just after he says 'don't look down') instead of waiting for the drop - when a lot of people are speechless anyway.
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:22 pm

How about when it is going up the lift hill, it could play the audio with the scared man arguing with scary man.

As you are going round, that wierd squeaky music, and then the don't look down, and as you fall, that laugh. If the speakers are in the seats, it may provide less screaming than using the speekers on the drop.
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Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:35 pm

I did some thing along those lines on a ride inspired by oblivion if your interested click here

I think it's a really good idea, but... they played it over loudspeaker then there will be complaints because it would have to be fairly loud and they got rid of the "Don't look down" I can't see them getting this..

The other option is ride cars with built in audio but that would be very expensive because it means getting new cars...

It's possible but I don't think Alton would invest into this unless they are sure it'll pay off...
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:01 pm

Like the idea but I think the main problem is Oblivion is so load you would not hear the audio properly!
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:42 pm

I can never understand why they removed them in the first place. The speakers wasn't that loud. The volume was just loud enough for the guests on the trains to hear. I swear you couldn't hear it from the ground so how could the Ropers hear it from there house.
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:40 pm

"Themeparksandy1981" wrote:
I can never understand why they removed them in the first place. The speakers wasn't that loud. The volume was just loud enough for the guests on the trains to hear. I swear you couldn't hear it from the ground so how could the Ropers hear it from there house.

I believe the point was that the audio caused riders to scream more, and that was the issue. Removing the audio supposedly quietened the riders.
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:56 pm

I believe the point was that the audio caused riders to scream more, and that was the issue. Removing the audio supposedly quietened the riders.
Which of course is an utter rubbish excuse. :P I wish they would bring it back, there really was little need for it to go. "It makes riders scream more" my... :roll:
 
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Re: Oblivion On-Ride Soundtrack Idea

Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:24 pm

I may be wrong here... but isn't it the drop that makes people scream?... I mean "Don't look down" isn't exactly scary... in fact wouldn't it make people scream less, because people may take the advice and look to the left instead of straight down and enjoy the beautiful Staffordshire countryside!

I think if they say "Welcome to Oblivion" now that would be very scary!

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