Music Files Below (left click to listen, right click to download)
“Optical Delusions” features numerous moments which highlight every section in your drum line. Optional dancers/guard may be used to enhance your theme. Alan Keown suggests that your props be painted black and white in a “Escher-esque style” (visit www.mcescher.com or other websites for inspiration), with the possible incorporation of the Fibonacci numbers (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34…). You will need to fully research those ideas to make sure they work with your production. The walls written into the drill move during the show so you will need to make sure they have sturdy wheels and that you have enough extra performers to move them. A color guard (or dancers) has been written into the drill. They play an important part not only in the drill, but also in the musical line of the show. A “Sound Ripple” is creatively performed by having one person swing a flag, then 2, then 3 then 5 etc, to create a whooshing sound during the silence at the beginning of the show. An optional narration is also included. Is it real or is it an Optical Delusion? Only you can decide for sure.
Sound effects are available for most shows on our website. For most MSC and Center X Shows, the files are delivered at no additional charge as a Run Audio FX app file (requires purchase of app subscription) or $100 for separated sound files.* Availability/cost for sound effects or narration varies with each publisher/partner on our site.
For more information about Run Audio Fx, visit www.runaudiofx.com and test drive the app for free!! This is a completely customizable and powerful app that can work with any sound effect/file (yes, you can upload your own files into the program)! You can use it with your existing sound system (including self-powered speakers...by wired or bluetooth connections), by touch, with midi keyboard (full-control without touching the iOs device), and hundreds of sound effects are included with the purchase of a once-a-year subscription!
After you set up your show/soundboard, you save the entire RAFX Soundboard or "show" in a cloud service, or e-mail the file to yourself or collaborators on the project that havre RAFX. This way, if you have to reset the iOs device or get a new one, you can easily upload the file again and be up and running in a few seconds. Try doing that with a computer, its software, and additional hardware components...you've all witnessed that pre-show nightmare at least one time in your careers!
Save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours working on additional equipment to deliver high-quality, non-compressed sound files in any performance situation.
*If you have any questions about sound effects being available for a show, please message us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 800-356-4381