I've had a sound effect from a video game stuck in my head for the past few years, and I'd like to figure out where it came from. I'm almost certain it's a jingle that plays right before an end-of-level gate opens in a 2D game, possibly on the Gameboy. Here's a transcription of the melody. Any ideas?
Help my sister identify this outtake or live skit. As my sister describes the scene, there's a man eating a sandwich and the sound effects keep getting out of synch. Eventually he turns to the camera/audience and says something along the lines of "You know, I have to eat this whole sandwich." [more inside]
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
What are your favorite royalty-free sound libraries? [more inside]
Is there a reliable sound effect library where you can download mp3s? short samples of "tea kettle", "girl coughing", "train"-- I'm picturing a creative commons kind of thing most likely. and google fails me miserably. [more inside]
What sort of free online resources are there for quality audio samples? [more inside]
Basic Sound Processing: Using software, how would I process recordings of the human voice to achieve the effect heard so wonderfully throughout George Lucas' THX 1138? [more inside]
How do professionals handle sound effects? [more inside]
Make writing more satisifying with sound effects! *Tahtikkatakkatahtakkatikkatitakkatahtitakkatitatakka-ka-CHUNG* [more inside]
I want to download my own sound effects onto a multi-button keychain. If they don't already exist, how would I build one? [more inside]
What software can I use to design sounds for a user interface? [more inside]
Are there any free programs that allow me to hotkey audio clips to keys on my keyboard? [more inside]
Care to help me find a ringtone I heard on "The IT Crowd"? [more inside]
What songs use the "song on the radio within the song" effect? [more inside]
What instrument is used to make the fast, tinkly, skin-crawling picking-on-a-harp high-pitched sound effect that accompanies spiders and other insects in movies? [more inside]
I recently met someone (male, mid 20's) who could create sounds like a crying baby. If you close your eyes, you really can't tell it's not a baby crying. I just recently saw someone do it on Comedy Central's "Distractions". How is this done?
Need spooky Halloween sound effects for party tonight. Help! [more inside]
Can sound effects be trademarked? [more inside]
How do I do a wookie roar with only my voice?
Is there a name for the synthesized "werdert" or "wiggit" sound that's overlaid, every other beat, on exceptionally cheesy disco records and incidental music of that era? It almost sounds like a precursor to hip-hop turntable spinning, but it's distinctly disco.
AnnoyFilter? Believe it or not, I'm looking for a PC utility that should've gone the way of the MARQUEE tag and animated GIFs. I need to assign a short WAV sound effect to each and every keypress on my PC. If anyone remembers the old "Typewriter" widget on old Macs, that's what I'm looking for. Shareware sites show me stuff from 1998 that costs $19-29, but I'm hoping there's an easier way -- even, a way built into XP (maybe an Accessibility tweak)?
Does anybody know what guitar tone is used in certain TMBG and U2 songs? The most prevalent example is in the TMBG song "Ana Ng." During the chorus of the song, the guitar goes into this tremolo rapid-fire tone that maintains an even volume and has this nice rhythmic effect. It occurs at around 0:36 in the song. Any help would be appreciated.
I watched Donnie Darko again recently and I thought it was a damn shame that Tortoise didn't do the soundtrack. I became ever-so-briefly obsessed with the idea of replacing some of the musical sequences with Tortoise music, but I wouldn't know how to do this without completely removing any sound effects and dialogue from those scenes. Is there a way for a non-audio-geek to separate these audio elements? Assume I'm starting with a DVD.
Godzilla roar, the making thereof. [more inside] [more inside]