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Help me identify an end-of-level jingle from an unknown Gameboy-era game

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?
posted by archagon on Nov 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Help my sister identify this outtake or live skit.

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]
posted by ErWenn on Dec 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me identify the clich├ęd sound effect used to label locations in certain films and tv shows.

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]
posted by col_pogo on Jan 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Old Movies with New Sound Effects

Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
posted by koolgiy on Apr 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Trying to locate a Sound Effects recording

I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Dec 1, 2010 - 4 answers


What are your favorite royalty-free sound libraries? [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 answers

A Free (or Cheap) Library of Sound Effects Online?

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]
posted by herbplarfegan on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

free sonics

What sort of free online resources are there for quality audio samples? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on May 27, 2009 - 6 answers

THX 1138 sound effects

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]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Mar 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Pro Sound Effects?

How do professionals handle sound effects? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Make writing more satisifying with sound effects!

Make writing more satisifying with sound effects! *Tahtikkatakkatahtakkatikkatitakkatahtitakkatitatakka-ka-CHUNG* [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Programmable keychain for spontaneous Willhelms

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]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on May 21, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I make nice sound effects for a user interface?

What software can I use to design sounds for a user interface? [more inside]
posted by ciocarlia on Apr 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Sounds at the touch of a button

Are there any free programs that allow me to hotkey audio clips to keys on my keyboard? [more inside]
posted by CXImran on Sep 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Finding a particular sound effect for use as a ringtone?

Care to help me find a ringtone I heard on "The IT Crowd"? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Apr 15, 2007 - 7 answers

What songs use the "song on the radio within the song" effect?

What songs use the "song on the radio within the song" effect? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Aug 30, 2006 - 80 answers

What's the music used in films to represent spiders?

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]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Apr 23, 2006 - 17 answers

How to sound like a crying baby?

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?
posted by Ekim Neems on Feb 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for Halloween sound effects

Need spooky Halloween sound effects for party tonight. Help! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Oct 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Can I use the "thud" sound from "Lost"?

Can sound effects be trademarked? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Sep 23, 2005 - 14 answers

Wookie Roar

How do I do a wookie roar with only my voice?
posted by brownpau on May 18, 2005 - 26 answers

Shaft! (Damn right)

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.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 1, 2005 - 8 answers

looking for the old "Typewriter" widget

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)?
posted by pzarquon on Dec 6, 2004 - 11 answers

Ana Ng guitar tone question

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.
posted by dagnyscott on Nov 19, 2004 - 12 answers

Is there a way to separate music from sound effects and dialogue in a film, starting with a DVD?

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.
posted by scarabic on Jul 17, 2004 - 17 answers

Is this how they made the Godzilla roar?

Godzilla roar, the making thereof. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jan 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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