Questions tagged [sound-effects]

Sound effects (or audio effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films.

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Is there a female version of the Wilhelm Scream?

The Wilhelm Scream is a sound effect of a man screaming, and has been used in hundreds of movies and TV episodes. Is there a female equivalent of this sound effect? Specifically, the sound of a woman ...
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Who pioneered the use of Laughing Kookaburra birds to create the impression of a jungle setting?

I was sent a link to the first video below and it immediately sent me back to my childhood watching reruns of what were already old films on Sunday afternoon television. I'm sure I've heard this bird'...
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Judge Doom and the Wicked Witch of the West sound the same when they melt

At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the villain Judge Doom gets to take his own medicine: he gets doused with the toon-destroying Dip that he'd produced for use on Toontown. The sound effect of ...
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How did they make these gun sound effects from the 1970's?

Gun sounds from old films often had a whining sound like an electric motor or a 500CC motorbike. What materials were used to record that sound?
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Where did Gilligan's Island get the sound for the Mars probe in S02E04?

While watching Gilligan's Island 2x04 "Smile, You're on Mars Camera", I was amused to note that the probe makes the same sound as Spock's scanner/viewer on the Enterprise bridge does in Star Trek (TOS)...
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First movie where the Bald Eagle's cry is dubbed as Red-Tailed Hawk cry?

As noted pretty much everywhere, the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Ieucocephalus) we hear in movies is, like most things, a result of movie magic. In real life, they should like they are chirping with ...
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Name for this common stock scream? (not the Wilhelm scream)

NO NO NOOOO AAaAaAaAAAAARGH I first came across this scream when I viewed Timesplitters 2 (when players get set on fire), and while it's nowhere near as popular as the tediously overused Wilhelm ...
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What's with the unusual siren sounds throughout Blochin?

The first season of Blochin: Die Lebenden und die Toten naturally featured many sirens of police cars to be heard throughout the story. However, what was very confusing to me about those sirens was ...
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When was the first occurrence of the bleeping sound when letters appear on the screen?

Oftentimes during TV shows, when a location or a character is introduced, there is a bleeping, digital noise each time a letter appears on the screen. I have seen this mostly in cop chase shows when ...
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Is the "dolphin call" from the TV show Flipper and The Bourne Identity (2002) actually a modified kookaburra call?

A comment below Who pioneered the use of Laughing Kookaburra birds to create the impression of a jungle setting? links to a The Sound and the Foley blogpost That Jungle Sound which explores the use of ...
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What is the effect used in Tron Legacy to give voices a "digital" sound?

In Tron Legacy several voices have some kind of effect applied that makes them sound "digital". For example, the voice over at the start of this video. It's ...
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Has Hollywood used the same recording of cat meows and screeching in multiple movies?

I know about the repeated use of the same "Wilhelm scream" and thunder sound effects in Hollywood movies and TV shows. Viewing the recent film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, several scenes with the ...
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Public address announcements in OITNB

All through the existing 39 episodes of 'Orange is the New Black' you can hear the public address system make announcements. They are diegetic effects used to create the ambience of a prison, a type ...
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What were the firework noises in First Man?

At the beginning of the movie First Man (2018) there was a message displayed to the audience warning about some firework noises which were an intended part of the movie and not to be alarmed. I was ...
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In Darkest Hour, what was the sound each time the date changed?

In Darkest Hour, several times the date appears onscreen as a graphic, and it switches from one date to another. The change is accompanied by the sound of an egg timer's "ping", and then a heavy ...
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North America version of BBC Radiophonic Workshop (RE: Sound FX)

I'm re-watching The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits and have heard several different sound FX and sound samples that I know were used in other shows like Star Trek (TOS). Does anyone know if there ...
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Did the Red Dwarf Season 3 intro steal the crash sound from Empire Strikes back where Luke lands on Degobah?

I was watching the honest Trailers review of Empire Strikes Back, and I heard the crash sound for Luke on Degobah. It made me think of something. Here is Luke's crash on Degobah. Here is the intro ...
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