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2020-06-06 8:26:36 AM  
My first thought went to someone intentionally dubbing golf & tennis crowds' polite clapping into football game broadcasts.
 
2020-06-06 10:28:28 AM  
A laugh track could befit a few teams.

Wouldn't the players love hearing two second audience guffaw when they drop a ball?

Look out refs.

The singer of the national anthem could get laughed away. I'd suggest quiet giggling begin at the 2:00 minute point, then increase the volume and density of laughs the longer they go. Caterwaul one of those Superb Owl marathons and it'll sound like an I Love Lucy episode.
 
2020-06-06 11:14:47 AM  
And the Knicks come out to the floor...
-Yakety Sax- Music
Youtube ZnHmskwqCCQ
 
2020-06-06 11:17:07 AM  
Watching Bundesliga right now and the fake crowd noise actually works!!! When they first started back there was none and it was weird hearing every kick or shout echoing in an empty stadium. The sound person mixes in various chants and cheers and even whistling and boos to match the flow of the game. I'm not sure where Fox Sports sourced the sounds but unless they show a wide shot and you see the empty seats its hard to tell there is no crowd there.
 
2020-06-06 11:22:21 AM  
Seems to be working alright for the Bundesliga
 
2020-06-06 11:23:39 AM  
Don't fake it. That's stupid.

It's like in the original Formula E races where it was techno all the way through the race.

/"Silent" baseball actually seems like a better thing than with the fans. Silent hockey would actually be more like the live event than television - you can't hear shiat on the ice.
//F1 needs a laugh track that isn't Monaco.
///Piping vuvuzelas into tennis would be the funniest thing in History.
 
2020-06-06 11:25:24 AM  

BumpInTheNight: My first thought went to someone intentionally dubbing golf & tennis crowds' polite clapping into football game broadcasts.


I'd love that.

There was an NFL thread about this topic a couple of weeks ago. I compared it to shows with laugh tracks at first, but the comments won me over and I changed my mind.
 
2020-06-06 11:32:46 AM  

daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: Watching Bundesliga right now and the fake crowd noise actually works!!! When they first started back there was none and it was weird hearing every kick or shout echoing in an empty stadium. The sound person mixes in various chants and cheers and even whistling and boos to match the flow of the game. I'm not sure where Fox Sports sourced the sounds but unless they show a wide shot and you see the empty seats its hard to tell there is no crowd there.


I hated it at first, but once they tightened the camera work so that you didn't see the empty stands in every cut, it seemed completely normal.

The only outstanding issue now is the volume of the fake noise. They seem to have it locked in at the "Menard's commercial" setting.

Also the announcers occasionally referring to how many different languages and conversations they're hearing on the pitch. But I get that is because the announcers are servicing multiple feeds, some of which don't get the mixed in crowd noise.

I think for the NBA I would rather hear the court level noise, thought I'd bet the TV partners are concerned about bleeping profanity.
 
2020-06-06 11:36:36 AM  
oh and for Bundesliga, they pulled audio from prior matches between those two teams in the stadium in which they are currently playing to establish a baseline crowd sound. then they have a live audio engineer with a sound board mix in action appropriate "reactions" to game events (goals, cards, etc).

That part would probably be much easier for the NBA.
 
2020-06-06 11:41:21 AM  
Meh.  All the sports manipulate and muffle crowd noise anyway.  As long as they just keep it as basic background noise, most folks won't notice.
 
2020-06-06 11:47:03 AM  

Jedekai: Silent hockey would actually be more like the live event than television - you can't hear shiat on the ice.


If they don't add some white noise or crowd noise the mics are going to pick up a LOT of colorful language from the ice.

As far as NBA, I think the squeaking of sneakers is going to drive a lot of people nutty if they don't try to mask it somehow.
 
2020-06-06 11:59:31 AM  
They should pre-record the games so they can add cartoon sound effects. I'd watch that.
 
2020-06-06 12:13:07 PM  

lindalouwho: the comments won me over and I changed my mind.


I suggest you check your browser address bar before saying stupid shiat like that.

This is Fark, lady.
 
2020-06-06 12:15:55 PM  
If it's going to be fake, go head first and get the old NBA Jam sound track and clips.


BOOM SHAKALAKA!
 
2020-06-06 12:18:12 PM  

The Smails Kid: lindalouwho: the comments won me over and I changed my mind.

I suggest you check your browser address bar before saying stupid shiat like that.

This is Fark, lady.


lol
 
2020-06-06 12:20:46 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Meh.  All the sports manipulate and muffle crowd noise anyway.  As long as they just keep it as basic background noise, most folks won't notice.


This is why they're doing it , at least in the US. The homophobic exclamations alone would have leagues printing money to the FCC
 
2020-06-06 12:21:19 PM  
Hire the Police Academy/Spaceballs guy Michael Winslow to add sounds.
 
2020-06-06 12:39:26 PM  
Sitcom + AIDS = Fail
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/ oblig
 
2020-06-06 1:06:33 PM  
Not knowing German the Bundesliga crowd noise doesn't bother me. But I'd like to see the NBA make the most of a bad situation by micing up the players.

This is also a great chance to totally XFL things by giving each player an earpiece and allowing fans to give live advice directly to players. Like "guard someone you stiff'l or "take the damn shot."
 
2020-06-06 2:02:48 PM  

swankywanky: Jedekai: Silent hockey would actually be more like the live event than television - you can't hear shiat on the ice.

If they don't add some white noise or crowd noise the mics are going to pick up a LOT of colorful language from the ice.

As far as NBA, I think the squeaking of sneakers is going to drive a lot of people nutty if they don't try to mask it somehow.


They'll have the DJ play obnoxiously loud music and sound effects the whole time, just as they did before.
 
2020-06-06 2:45:30 PM  
Pipe in orgy sounds.
 
2020-06-06 3:12:24 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Not knowing German the Bundesliga crowd noise doesn't bother me. But I'd like to see the NBA make the most of a bad situation by micing up the players.

This is also a great chance to totally XFL things by giving each player an earpiece and allowing fans to give live advice directly to players. Like "guard someone you stiff'l or "take the damn shot."


I have doubts all of their language is PG rated.
 
2020-06-06 3:29:16 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: AliceBToklasLives: Not knowing German the Bundesliga crowd noise doesn't bother me. But I'd like to see the NBA make the most of a bad situation by micing up the players.

This is also a great chance to totally XFL things by giving each player an earpiece and allowing fans to give live advice directly to players. Like "guard someone you stiff'l or "take the damn shot."

I have doubts all of their language is PG rated.


I would pay for a subscription service that delivered an alternate audio track for live hot mics during a game.
 
2020-06-06 3:34:55 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: AliceBToklasLives: Not knowing German the Bundesliga crowd noise doesn't bother me. But I'd like to see the NBA make the most of a bad situation by micing up the players.

This is also a great chance to totally XFL things by giving each player an earpiece and allowing fans to give live advice directly to players. Like "guard someone you stiff'l or "take the damn shot."

I have doubts all of their language is PG rated.


When Bruce Boudreau was still w/ the Capitals and on that Showtime show, didn't he break the fpm (farks per minute) rate of any Scorsese film?
 
2020-06-06 4:10:56 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Pipe in orgy sounds.


Moans and spongy slapping? Sounds like a Fins game.
 
2020-06-06 6:33:52 PM  

hotrod2001: If it's going to be fake, go head first and get the old NBA Jam sound track and clips.


BOOM SHAKALAKA!


HE'S ON FIRE!

NBA Jam Sound-FX
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2020-06-06 7:40:49 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Not knowing German the Bundesliga crowd noise doesn't bother me. But I'd like to see the NBA make the most of a bad situation by micing up the players.

This is also a great chance to totally XFL things by giving each player an earpiece and allowing fans to give live advice directly to players. Like "guard someone you stiff'l or "take the damn shot."


Someone telling Harden, "FLOP HARDER YOU LITTLE biatch"
 
2020-06-07 3:54:38 AM  
Apparently when Sky and BT add this to epl games they're going to make it optional, so you can turn it off if you find it weird.

Not quite sure how that'll work yet, probably be an update to the streaming app to allow for multiple audio channels or some such.

What I found most confusing about it in the Bayern game yesterday was that some of the audio they were using still had the occasional sound of the ball being kicked hard in it, and that didn't line up with the on field action.
 
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