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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What movie does the dramatic sound effect come from?

Where does this sound effect (3 notes) come from? It's used for dramatic effect, so I'm assuming an old and famous drama movie?
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Origin of on-screen location sound in spy movies

In spy movies, there are often sequences showing an overview of the ocean or a city, with a location like "SOUTH PACIFIC SEA" being written, letter by letter (often uppercase / fixed width / green / ...
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Short soundbite (4-tone-pattern) from “Troy” (2004) used anywhere else?

The movie "Troy" from 2004 uses a 4-tone-soundbite quite a lot. It is at the beginning of this: as well on the 1:12 mark: timestamped link to youtube I could SWEAR I ...
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Are there any movies with binaural recording?

Basically a binaural recording is an audio fragment that is recorded as if the device had two ears, simulating human properties. Whenever you hear a sound that is, say, coming from the left, you don't ...
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Why are some movie parts much louder than others?

This is a major hassle for me because I like watching movies late at night and I live in a city row house where neighbors sometimes complain of noise. When I have the volume set to something ...
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What is a layback sound mixer?

Inspired by this question: Fun Friday: What even is a layback sound mixer anyway? "Layback Sound Mixer" appears in movie credits. What does that job entail? Clearly, it involves mixing layback sound,...
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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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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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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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Why does TV shows always make a full drink sound like an almost empty one?

In real life, when a person drinks any drink from a straw, you would only hear a noise when his/her drink is about to finish. I mean this noise: But in TV shows, ...
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Why do some movie remasters replace the original sound effects with new ones?

Why do some movie remasters (and I wonder if there are TV shows remastered this way too) replace the original sound effects with new ones? For instance some movies edit the gun sounds in the original ...
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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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Is Billy the Puppet's laugh an animal sample or an artificial sound effect?

In the Saw movies, a laughing noise was played whenever Billy the Puppet appeared. You can hear the laughing noise repeated several times in this video. Is that noise an artificially created sound ...
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Voice synthesizer used for the Rabbot's voice on Aqua Teen Hunger Force

In ATHF, what text-to-speech software or voice synthesizer is used for the Rabbot's voice? Its voice is present in episodes such as The Last One. He says nonsense like "one two three four five six ...
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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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Why native Russian series sound dubbed even in Russian? Almost unnatural [closed]

I have been watching a few Russian series lately. In some of them, when Russian actors and actresses speak, the sound seems unnatural, almost dubbed. Or it does not blend in naturally with the ...