Here’s a compilation of ideas for New Year’s Eve SFX: For the fireworks fizzing, try jolting your fingers in the water stream from a close-miked tap (tip from Paul Davies). Need the sound of someone taking big puff from a cigarette or cigar? Try pulling a strand of your hair to emulate the burning sound. Looking for the sound of someone who’s had too much to drink (and the unfortunate outcome)? Soak a sponge in water, mike it from the side and give it a squeeze over your desired surface (tip from Giel van Geloven).
Need more sounds for NYE? You’ll find a pack of New Year’s Eve sound effects here.