A natural sounds is that of an actual source. Natural sounds are unadorned production sounds.
In film and television, many natural sounds
do not meet everyone's expectations.
When this happens, they are either replaced with more suitable sounds or
the natural sound is layered (other sounds are added) to make it more desirable.
Our perception of natural sounds has become
so influenced by ideology about sounds
that we are often disappointed with reality.
A characteristic sound is what a sound should be according to someone's perception of the sound.
When a natural sound is manipulated to achieve a desired effect, it becomes characteristic.
To satisfy either personal dictates or production demands sound effects have to....
David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
use the term "fidelity"
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