Under the hood of creation
When we work under the big top, we can’t use gas motors for safety reasons. Instead, we use electric vehicles. Sound is often an essential tool for setting the mood of a scene, and so creating gas-powered motorbike effects allows us more diversity in the use of sound. We can use loud gas motor sounds as well as more quiet electric motor ones in our shows.
We connected the motorbike’s handle to a sound system that releases a “VROOM VROOM” like a real Harley as soon as we trigger the accelerator. Sounds simple enough, but we had to put some thought into it. Check out the device in the video at the top of this article.