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Sound Effects

World’s Largest Pedalboard

World’s Largest Pedalboard

Guitarist Rob Scallon teamed up with the guys at Sweetwater Music to put together the most insane guitar effects rig ever – a massive pedalboard made up of 318 unique pedals, all connected in a single audio flow. Build timelapse here.

The Sounds of Mortal Kombat

The Sounds of Mortal Kombat

(Gore) If you’ve ever played a Mortal Kombat game, you know just how nasty the fatalities can be. Accompanying the brutal imagery are appropriately gut-wrenching sound effects. VICE News takes us inside Netherrealm’s Chicago HQ to see how they created some of the gnarliest noises in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Eclectic Method: Boom Bang

Eclectic Method: Boom Bang

Musician and video artist Jonny Wilson of Eclectic Method decided to soften the devastating blow of war movies by replacing the sounds of guns, explosions, and war machines with joyful sound effects made by little kids.

Video Game Rain Sounds

Video Game Rain Sounds

Looking for some nature sounds to help you relax or sleep? You could download one of the many white noise apps out there, or you could play FunWithGuru’s video clip, a 16-minute-long compilation of rain sounds captured from 50 different video games.

Making Nintendo Sounds

Making Nintendo Sounds

Beyond the “It’sa Me Mario!,” you have to admit that the sounds in Nintendo’s 1st-party games are often pretty silly. Comedian Gus Johnson takes his best stab at envisioning exactly how they come up with those sounds in the recording studio.

The Sounds of Star Wars

The Sounds of Star Wars

Star Wars fans will geek out over this extensive video from Indepth Sound Design, using commentary by sound designer Ben Burtt as he explains how he came up with some of the most recognizable sounds ever recorded, from lightsabers, to R2-D2, to Chewbacca, and more.

The Bachelor’s Foley Artist

The Bachelor’s Foley Artist

“I don’t know if love is real… but I know the sounds I make of people finding love are very real.” Meet Tim. He’s the foley artist responsible for the squishy lovemaking sound effects on The Bachelor. At least that’s what Comedy Central wants us to believe.

How to Record Slow Motion Sounds

How to Record Slow Motion Sounds

We’ve featured many slow-mo videos, and while most of them were dubbed with music, some attempt to replicate the sounds of the object being recorded. SmarterEveryDay explains how they create these noises and match them up to the otherwise silent footage.

Fun with Foley

Fun with Foley

Insider introduces us to Stefan Fraticelli, who creates sound effects for TV shows, video games, and movies using traditional foley artist techniques. Here we get to see how he makes bones break, blood spurt, and birds fly. Hear more over on his Instagram page.

The Apprehension Engine

The Apprehension Engine

A unique machine designed solely to produce eerie sounds for horror films. Luthier Tony Duggan-Smith created this combination of strings, rods, magnets, wood, and other found objects so Indie Film Maker could make original sounds instead of turning to a stock library.

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