|What is the sound of nothing?
The sound of nothing is hard to convey by itself. It is best accomplished by contrasting it with the sounds of something that suddenly go away. The more the contrast, either in volume, density, or variety of sounds that completely go away when you enter the room, the greater the sense of emptiness and isolation.
To emphasize the silence, perhaps a single, very dead creak or pop, to emphasize that there is nothing else happening. Again, in "The English Patient." we used the sound of a single cricket-like insect to reinforce the feeling that there was nothing else, especially when it stopped.
Mark, the problem is that this stuff is for an interactive game, I can
almost never predict if there is a big sounding room in front of it, so
I can't use that trick (wish I could!!:)
Edited excerpt from CAS webboard (message thread: small room ambience - no sound)
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