posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 04:43 AM
So this is not a question, but a collab request.
I have some thoughts and soon I am going to try them on a very unconvenient system, a nitro RC car of mine.
As an automotive and racing fan who participated in racing, got trophies and read a lot, tested a lot; I have come to this conclusion for a simple yet
an iconic sound for a car. It is very simple. And I want your opinion on it so we can test it all together on a tiny bit engine.
There are mainly two distinct yet connected sounds which makes the sound of a car. First is the engine sound and it comes from where the engine itself
positioned. Seconds is the exhaust. The common family cars or city cars are built for a convenient use noisewise so their engine sounds are not
catching up with the exhaust sound, they are very very little compared to it. I am not talking about a V8 here btw. After giving these heads up, I
want to share it where it cought my ear as a musician. These two sounds have to have a very very nice calibrated (or by chance) pitch difference. The
biggest example will be a lamborghini sound. The biggest difference I heard was a Gallardo. It was exciting if you know what I mean =)
So, the engine here I have with me is of course a whiny little one. If I can create a muffler for it specificly designed to pitch up or pitch down the
sound of the engine (apart from the engine itself), maybe we can have a go with it.
Now the acoustics kick in. I need to find shapes, structures inside the proposed muffler/exhaust to find out the perfect pitch for it. And of course
computers come in handy here. I will take a short engine sound and duplicate it with some pitch, play it together to see how much pitch is the
"pleasure" point like a lambo.
Please feel free to add any suggestions, info, etc as this is going to be a fun project for all of us I think.
Note: Lexus LFA is banned from this topic LOL (its too good)
edit on 25-4-2018 by belkide because: (no reason given)