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I believe the best sound for a monster in box is the growling or snarling of a monster. Does anyone have an idea of where to get a real scary sound like this? Does any of you want to share it with me? I have a nice 14 minute haunted house music mix that I made myself and would be willing to trade. Thanks guys!!
 

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you might try a search in the forums here , i got a clip of a lion roaring and growling here last year , it sounds awesome
 

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I have one I used on mine,If you can tell me how to transfer it you are welcome to it.I am kinda a dummy with these puters.
 

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Isn't your box the one that has only 1 piston in it? Is it dual action? How do you get the rocking effect? Is it just a clever use of balance, maybe some kind of fulcrum so it can actually rock? I'm trying to get ideas for mine and I want lifting, rocking, very much like yours, with maybe adding the top lifting.
 

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Yep, I just used one pneumatic cylinder. It's pretty much centered, but turned out to be a happy coincidence that it must be just slightly to the rear of center and ended up rocking when triggered.

I used a 5 port, 4 way valve, and a "Nerve Center" controller from MonsterGuts.com

When I was creating the routine via the controller, I didn't always just poke the buttons, I would hold the button in for a second and then release, this gave me the rocking motion when needed, and when I wanted more jumpy actions, I triggered it more quickly.

As opposed to what I figured most people do, I actually created the routine while everything was already mounted in the box (with the lid open). That way I could really get a "feel" for how the routine was going as I was programming it.

Hope that helps. If you need more info, just let me know.

Roo
 

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Rooey,
How much of a throw on the cylinder did you use for that much motion? I'm doing one and am at the point of adding the pneumatics now and have different sized cylinders to work with. Great prop by the way.
 

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As I recall, it was a beefy cylinder as far as bore size, but I'm thinking the throw was only about 3 or 4 inches, and I had a threaded rubber foot that I put on the end of the rod so it would be able to take the abuse. Let me see if I can get a chance to check for sure for you. I'll try to get back to you within a day or so. Best of luck to you on your prop!
 
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