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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by THE PortmanLuvva, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 5, 2012
    I like this thread. It's interesting that Star Wars was such an original endeavour that the sound effects themselves have taken on a life of their own. It's hard to judge because I'm used to hearing them (lightsabers, blasters, etch). I'm between the Hoth probe droid, the Imperial alert, or Jango Fett's blaster sound.
  2. Kweh-chan

    Kweh-chan Jedi Master star 1

    Mar 7, 2006
    The complete library of lightsaber noises
    Death Star/Lucrehulk freighter turrets
    Millennium Falcon engines
    Slave 1 engines
    R2's "scream"

    ...and Lott Dod's voice :D
    (heck, all the Neimoidian voices!)
  3. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 4, 2012
    TIE Fighter scream, cantina band songs, rancor scream, Jabba's Huttese, Millennium Falcon streaking by, Death Star ambiance, Jawa language, Droid noises, Yoda,
  4. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 4, 2012
    Oh and the walking of the AT-AT's. Sounds in Star Wars are one of it's best qualities. I also vote for the seismic charge
  5. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Tusken Raiders
    Carbon Freezing chamber
    Darth Vader's breathing
    The duel between Obi-Wan and Maul in TPM right before they stop exchanging blows, back off and look at each other. The last 4 strikes before they back off.
    Luke and Vader struggling against one another with their lightsabers on the 2nd Death Star
  6. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 18, 2012
    Especially in contrast to those boring, dull, emotionless, over-choreographed lightsaber duels of you-know-what episodes that I'm am talking about, guys!!!!

  7. Roberto Calrissian

    Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 26, 2012
    The Fart sounds from R2 don't tell me it's a whistle, beep, chirp, warble etc. It's fart sounds that he does.
  8. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 25, 2004
    TIE Fighters, Turbolasers, X-wing, Destroyer droid blasters...that's all I can think of at the moment.
  9. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 21, 2005
    I really like the sounds of the speeder bikes, especially when they pass by and emits that deep echoing noise.
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  10. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 20, 2005
    They'll be talking about that one when we're all dead and gone. I can foresee a strange future in which the Earth itself has long burned up, and human beings, whatever form they take by then, are spread out thin and wide in the greater universe, and one colony of these nu-humans one day recover a lonely artifact. "Sir, a sound!" (probably won't be speaking English by then, but go with it). "What is it?" *they play the sound* BWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAMMMM! "Now, THAT's a sound!" Should have sent that thing out with another Voyager probe. Ben Burtt could be our ambassador for first contact with alien races.

    I remember the seismic charges scene from my original AOTC viewing at the cinema. I recall gritting my teeth, a bit, as it all happened, because it really did seem MEGA LOUD. I don't think I've ever heard speakers put out a stranger, more dazzling block of sound in all my days. It was one of those moments that made AOTC pretty damn epic on the big screen. Some of my memories of AOTC on that screening are clouded over -- appropriately enough, like the film and its smog/fog-ridden start -- but I can't fail to remember the seismic charges. One minute, you're having a nice quiet time of it, watching a little chat on a desert planet with a flying blue guy, and the next... you're practically being blown out your seat in the inky black depths of space.

    * * *

    Other sounds:

    - The engine sounds (lots of great engine noises in the PT)
    - The forest/nature sounds (especially beautiful hearing all those chirping birds and insects on Naboo in AOTC)
    - Lightsabers (duh)
    - Podracers (duh)
    - The communication screen flashing to life, as used by Nute and Rune when talking to Amidala at the start of TPM
    - The blaster sounds: hand-held and vehicle/ship-based
    - The sound of droidekas rolling along the ground (heavy metal grating being slid along a floor type of a sound)
    - The afterburner sound when Anakin gets in front of Sebulba during the podrace (used again in ROTS for Anakin dodging the missiles)
    - The shrill sound of those tank blasts hitting the Gungan energy shield during the Battle of Naboo
    - The sound of the gunships moving off after the Jedi are rescued on Geonosis
    - The sound of the Radiant VII blowing up at the beginning of TPM
    - General Grievous: accent, voice, clunking chicken leg movements, everything
    - The laser gate sounds from TPM
    - Artoo's "Uh oh!" sound from ROTS
    - Tusken Raiders
    - Jawas
    - The carbon freezing chamber sounds
    - Creature burps
    - Creepy/weird sounds heard during Anakin's approach to Palpatine's box at the opera house in ROTS
    - The door sounds for Jango's apartment on Kamino
    - Zam's speeder
    - Artoo's subtle whirring noises/muttering to himself when scanning Padme's bedroom before an attempt on her life
    - The weird ambient humming when Obi-Wan enters that spiral structure on Geonosis; and the chugging sounds of industry (droid factory) that follow
    - Jango using his flame thrower on Mace
    - The groggy/swooshing sounds heard in the air when the Jedi cease fighting in the arena
    - Artoo straining to keep hold of Yoda's lamp as they bicker on Dagobah; plus Yoda whacking Artoo with his stick
    - Speeder bikes
    - Grievous' wheel bike; and the sound of it slamming onto the outer structure of that TF ship burrowed into the side of the sinkhole on Utapau as Obi-Wan gives chase
    - The exploding lava on Mustafar
    - The collector arm taking damage and the sound of wires snapping when pelted with lava
    - The activation sound of the pod moving off when Palpatine presses the button to begin addressing the Senate in TPM
    - The crowd sounds and weird instrument noises for the execution arena on Geonosis
    - Ewoks chatting/hollering/praying to Threepio
    - Threepio's simulated sound effects during his initiation story with the Ewoks
    - Not a sound, but I have to include this one: the burst of Luke's Theme/The Force Theme when Luke elevates Threepio in the chair
    - AT-ATs and AT-STs
    - The sound of Luke's snowspeeder being crushed by the foot of an AT-AT
    - The Gungan sub/bongo calm interior hum; and the sound of it moving through the water with its propeller tail
    - The sando aqua monster's super-bassy vocal sounds
    - Jar Jar Binks; yes, Jar Jar!
    - The sound of Yoda using the Force and hurling the red guards against the wall before confronting Sidious in ROTS
    - The crude bleeping noises used for the Millennium Falcon's targeting computers when Han and Luke are blasting TIEs
    - The sound of various X-Wings being targeted and then blowing up during the Battle of Yavin
    - Vader's breathing (duh); especially his erratic breathing when going crazy on Luke on the gantry on Bespin
    - The sound of that security scanner in the cantina
    - Jabba
    - The sonic boom when Zam is shot with the toxic dart

    That'll do. I could just have said "all", couldn't I?
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  11. THE PortmanLuvva

    THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Knight star 2

    Oct 26, 2012
    Don't forget Jangos panic shots at Mace. Kutchow
  12. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 20, 2005
    Heh. I was actually still editing my list!!

    I didn't add that one, but I did include the flame thrower part (before I read your post).

    There are lots of cool sounds in the entire last act of AOTC. It was finally time for the craziness to be unleashed!

    Such an incredible addition to the saga, that whole last stretch.
  13. StampidHD280pro

    StampidHD280pro Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 28, 2005
    Thought you were banned, fool. Welcome back!
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  14. Antlers

    Antlers Jedi Knight star 1

    Oct 30, 2012
    Sebulba's pod, hands down!
    I also enjoy the irate-humpback-whale-in-the-cargo-hold/Imperial siren sound.
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  15. StampidHD280pro

    StampidHD280pro Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 28, 2005
    Totally!!! That sound during the Asteroid Chase in TESB is when I start pumping my fist. To me, that whole sequence is just a complete audio/visual masterpiece.
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    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    I always loved Threepio's movement sounds. And a million others in the Saga.
  17. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 20, 2005
    I was! By mistake! TFN keeps outdated spreadsheets, don't ya know?

    At least I'm back now! Thanks, smiley! :)

    See what I did there?
  18. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 25, 2004
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  19. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 3, 2012
    -The Millennium Falcon as it approaches Yavin's moon.
    -Carbon freezing chamber machinery.
    -The crackling of the carbon actually freezing.
    -Vader's helmet being sealed.
    -The whooping of the speeder bikes.
    -Luke's lightsaber being ignited by Vader on Endor.
    -The Millennium Falcon leaving Hoth.
    -Dooku making the rock crack and disintegrate before dueling with Yoda
    -Hearing the searching snowspeeders before seeing them, in search of Luke and Han.
    -The low hum when the Death Star gunner pulls a lever (similar to the tractor beam being powered down.)
    -Aunt Beru's food processor and how it fluctuates when chunks of food are dropped into it.
    -Lightsabers grinding against each other.
    -The sound of liquid sizzling on lightsabers, like after Anakin beheads Dooku.
    -The Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive being activated by R2-D2 at the end of TESB.
    -The Slave One taking off from Cloud City (in the original version, when there is no music accompanying it.)
    -Darth Vader's "ah ooh ahh!" after Luke strikes him on the shoulder in Cloud City.
    -Right before that, the metallic clang of a railing being cut by a lightsaber.
    -The quick-shutting door of Padme's throne room.
  20. Darth kRud

    Darth kRud Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 1, 2012
    Light saber switching on. Dugh?
  21. Veloz

    Veloz Jedi Master star 6

    Aug 30, 2004
    Some of my favorites:
    - Lightsabers (of course!)
    - Seismic charges (AOTC)
    - Boga (ROTS)
    - Blasters
    - Vader's breathing
  22. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 27, 2013
    Tie Fighters going past and firing their guns
    The Lightsaber activation noise
    The noise made when Padme fires her blaster
    Darth Vader's breathing
    Battle Droids roger roger
    The noise the droid being melted down in Jabba's Palace makes

    that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
  23. A'den Skirata

    A'den Skirata Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 26, 2012
    Jango's Blaster
    Sound of the LAAT Gunship
    Original Tie Fighter sound
    Tusken Raiders
    Death Star Laser
    The Death Star, tractor beam being lowered
    V-wings escorting the Shuttle at the end of ROTS
  24. SkywalkerSquadron

    SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Knight star 4

    Feb 2, 2013
    I personally enjoy the sound of light sabers igniting/waving around/clashing.
  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    I really liked all of the sounds from AOTC.
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