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Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 12:44pm

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Hi all.
Just a quick note to say that Malone updated the download section with the last batch of sounds I submitted.

I’ve also finished up 80 Dual Bladed Light Saber sounds today, some Futuristic Gun blasts, and some other items that I will submit later.

It’s a big upload for my 33k dialup, so.. hang in there smile

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Sharp.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 12:53pm

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Hi Guys.

I’m also posting this because I’ve listened to the original Light Saber sound effects from the movies and I can’t seem to figure out what they are made up from.

I’ve also searched the Internet and read all the interesting stories behind how they accidentally feel across the sound that was used as the main SFX for Sabers being used.

So basically at this point I have absolutely no idea as to how I can generate the sound of two light sabers clashing together. Do any of you guys ever rember reading anything on how they made the original ones, or do you have any links to information I can use.

If you even know of someone how managed to make a poor quality emulation of one, I would love to talk to them in the hopes I can reproduce what they did digitally.

This is really bugging me. I just can’t nail down this sound, and at this point it’s the only thing missing to complete the set.

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Sharp.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 1:41pm

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The Star Wars Trilogy DVD boxset has a documentary all about lightsabers and the sounds, it might have some info. I'll try to watch it later tonight and will let you know if there's any useful info.

Good work, as usual Sharp! I'm sure everyone in the community really appreciates your work.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 1:56pm

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I know you're looking for lightsaber sounds, but I just wanted to mention this.

You know the tie fighter/x-wing laser blaster sounds? I saw a guy making them by hitting a metal pole with something and sliding something from the top of the pole down.

It's one thing to be making these sound effects...but it's another thing to be posting your hard work on here for free. Thank you for your kind contributions to FXHome.com.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 2:23pm

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Thanks Tarn.

If there’s anything there I would be very interested in hearing about it. It would be a shame not to be able to complete the collection at this point since we now have a full set of single and dual bladed light sabers.



Hi Lithium.

Interesting stuff. I don’t remember what the original X-Wing fighter’s sound like, but I must refresh my memory.

I think though when it comes to SFX like futuristic guns, it’s not necessarily important to emulate the original sounds like you would with something like a Light Saber. That’s only my opinion though. I love making sounds, you guys love making movies. If you feel that you would get more use out sound that emulating the originals, then I’m more than happy to give it ago.

Regards.
Sharp.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 2:43pm

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I had a feeling that the clashes were made by either pushing or hammering coins into dry ice (there is a chance that I'm confusing this with something else of course) if that's of any help.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 3:43pm

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Rawree wrote:

I had a feeling that the clashes were made by either pushing or hammering coins into dry ice (there is a chance that I'm confusing this with something else of course) if that's of any help.
Well, that was definitely the sound (well, metal of some kind on dry ice) for when the lightsabers were already touching and being pushed against each other. As for the initial "impact" sound, I don't know.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 4:06pm

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I think it was made by blowing up a lightbulb and then making the sounds a lot slower and deeper.



Josh
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 4:19pm

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The link to one of the new packs (larger one) isn't working.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 5:25pm

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TommyB wrote:

The link to one of the new packs (larger one) isn't working.
Sorry, my fault, should be fixed now.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2005, 6:25pm

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Why thank you Mr Malone biggrin
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 10:55am

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Lithium Kraft wrote:

I know you're looking for lightsaber sounds, but I just wanted to mention this.

You know the tie fighter/x-wing laser blaster sounds? I saw a guy making them by hitting a metal pole with something and sliding something from the top of the pole down.

It's one thing to be making these sound effects...but it's another thing to be posting your hard work on here for free. Thank you for your kind contributions to FXHome.com.
I think those were high tension steel support wires for utility poles. If you hit them with something metal, they DO sound like the lasers from star wars.

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Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 12:17pm

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in the ducemtary the sound guy like messed with touching hot wires with stuff to get the lightsaber i think.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 6:34pm

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Sharp - I was just searching the net, and i found a site for Star Wars sound effects and i didn't know if it would be of use to you?

http://filmsound.studienet.org/starwars/

Hope it helps you some how smile

dalder
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 7:37pm

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Get the guy from Police Academy to do the clash sound fx. I'd say he is a pretty safe bet considering he is the 'master of sound fx'.



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I'll have a look for some info for ya Sharp.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 7:56pm

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The lightsaber sound was made from a film projector running on idle, and a broken mic cable picking up interferance from a TV antennae.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 8:20pm

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evman101 wrote:

The lightsaber sound was made from a film projector running on idle, and a broken mic cable picking up interferance from a TV antennae.
I'm not sure what to think after reading that you knew that...
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 8:40pm

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The special features on the old trilogy should be very usuful.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 8:50pm

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er-no wrote:

evman101 wrote:

The lightsaber sound was made from a film projector running on idle, and a broken mic cable picking up interferance from a TV antennae.
I'm not sure what to think after reading that you knew that...
Old Trilogy DVD documentary...
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 8:57pm

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Ah, thats the lightsaber sound. Sharp was after the clashes smile
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 9:47pm

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Thanks guys, but just so there is no confusion.

I’m only interested in how they made the sound of two Light Saber’s clashing together at this point.

Everything else I’ve already made.

Regards.
Sharp.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 10:08pm

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hey,


like i said, they either smashed a light bulb or put it with very high voltage to blow it up. Then they fidled with the sound making it lower and slower.

(I read it somewhere ages ago)

hope it helps

Josh.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jun 2005, 11:08pm

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Hmmmm, I don’t get a good vibe at all from this Bulb idea.

Consider what you have here.
1: Glass
2: Electricity.

Glass is a very limited sound to work with that has a very distinct sound even when you process the hell out of it.

As for the Electricity . The wire is far too light in a bulb to do nothing other than just burn out. It’s not going to arc or generate any kind of electrical noise.

I’m not sure. I just can’t see how a bulb could produce anything to even work with.

Thanks anyway.

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Sharp.
Posted: Sat, 25th Jun 2005, 1:31am

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oh, in that case im pretty sure that it involved throwing or smashing something into dry ice, but i dunno where you'd get that.
Posted: Sat, 25th Jun 2005, 7:16pm

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Basically, go find stuff and smash it up Sharp!

The results could be pretty interesting smile and maybe you'll get a variety of sound effects for not just saber clashes! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 25th Jun 2005, 11:13pm

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evman101 wrote:

oh, in that case im pretty sure that it involved throwing or smashing something into dry ice, but i dunno where you'd get that.
Well, I usually buy my dry ice at a gas company. Depending on where you live, you may be able to find something here:

http://www.dryiceinfo.com/where.htm


Dry ice is great. Different types and thicknesses of metals will produce different types of screeches/squeaks.


And then of course there is the dry ice bomb... Ask MechaForce or Sidewinder about making those (after I told them how, haha). There was a video here a while back with their dry ice bomb footage.
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 1:38am

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Careful with dry ice bombs though, sometimes they don't go off for over 10 minutes.
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 1:04pm

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hey sharp
do you know that sound effect where someone takes out there lightsaber from there holder ? cause it would be really useful if you could make that
if you understand me
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 3:13pm

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http://fxhome.com/sounds/downloads.html

Look...
Saber ON/OFF
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 4:27pm

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Please don't tell me you're looking for a small click or something as they pull the saber off of the belt clip because that would be more than a bit of a silly request.
I can't speak for Sharp on this one but I suggest you only make a request if, firstly, it can't be easily obtained another way (ie something you could record for real yourself) and, secondly, that you make requests that arn't really specific and would benefit the entire community (not just something you'll use once in a project you may never finish). Think before you make requests.

I thought I should continue my streak of voicing my opinion on everything.
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 7:07pm

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pooky wrote:

Careful with dry ice bombs though, sometimes they don't go off for over 10 minutes.
Pooky speaks from experience...

Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 7:13pm

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Thanks guys.
Sadly you cannot get Dry Ice here without a laboratory licence.

I’ll see if I can pull a favour or something to lay my hands on a bag, but I don’t think it’s going to be easy. Shame really because I can just imagine a world of really cool sound effects here. Dry Ice does seem to be by far the best suggestion.

Regards.
Sharp.
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 7:33pm

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er-no wrote:

pooky wrote:

Careful with dry ice bombs though, sometimes they don't go off for over 10 minutes.
Pooky speaks from experience...

Ahaha, actually no, I speak from Internet video-watching experience smile
Posted: Sun, 26th Jun 2005, 7:51pm

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Ooohhh that looks nasty.

Anyway… I went over to Sound Dogs and had a quick listen to a few of the dry ice sounds there. Without a doubt that’s what they used.

Regards.
Sharp.