Awesome Sound Effects

The Fart Pedal

The Fart Pedal

Guitarists have all kinds of effects pedals to choose from, adding echo, harmonics, warbles, and other sounds to their music. But as far as we know, this is the first pedal that turns every note you play into a fart. It even lets you adjust the gas output and toggle between wet and dry flatulence.

Nature Sounds of Forza Horizon 5

Nature Sounds of Forza Horizon 5

We already know that Forza Horizon 5 looks spectacular, but the upcoming Xbox racer will also delight our ears with noise candy. But we’re not just talking exhaust notes, no. Microsoft has filled its environments with realistic ambient sounds, including those in this soothing 30-minute sampler from the game’s locations in Mexico.

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Marvel Sound Effects Machine

Marvel Sound Effects Machine

Avengers fans assemble! This portable gadget features recorded samples of famous sound bites from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Push a button, and it’ll say “Hulk Smash!”, “I am Groot!” or make the sound of Iron Man’s suit being activated. Includes eight sound effects and runs on two AAA batteries.

The Overused Gasp

The Overused Gasp

(PG-13: Language) The Wilhelm Scream is known as one of the most overused sound effects in the history of movies and TV. While this sound effect of an audience gasping has yet to catch up with old Wilhelm, it definitely has been used way too many times. There’s a full list of its uses on the Sound Effects Wiki.

How Nintendo Makes Game Sounds

How Nintendo Makes Game 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 a stab at envisioning exactly how they came up with all those sounds in the recording studio.

Destroying a Piano for Halo Infinite

Destroying a Piano for Halo Infinite

During the creation of Halo Infinite the audio team at 343 Industries turned to an unusual method to make some of the game’s sounds. Instead of just playing this piano, they used a hammer, baseball bat, and other tools to demolish it, making some truly dissonant sounds. That dry ice on metal is especially disturbing.

Listening to Toy Story

Listening to Toy Story

For as groundbreaking as the CGI animated visuals were in the original Toy Story, Gary Rydstrom’s sound design was every bit as important in conveying the stories of Woody, Buzz, and company. The Royal Ocean Film Society invites us to listen to some of the sound effects that helped bring the Toy Story universe to life.

Pipeline Echo

Pipeline Echo

Musician Armin Küpper has figured out that the large piece of pipe he found at a nearby construction site makes for a great echo chamber. Until it’s buried in the ground, he’s using it to augment his various saxophones and guitar with a great bit of acoustic reverb.

Sound Effects with Jay and Rhys

Sound Effects with Jay and Rhys

On this episode of IMDb’s Special Skills, Jay Pharoah is joined by Rhys Darby to spend a few minutes talking about impressions, as Rhys shares some of his tricks for making sound effects with his voice, who simply can’t resist trying to do an impression of his New Zealander guest. Michael Winslow has nothing to worry about… yet.

Rainger FX Minibar Stomp Pedal

Rainger FX Minibar Stomp Pedal
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This unusual guitar effects pedal changes its sound based on whatever liquid you pour into it. Unscrew the watertight lid, pour in the beverage of your choice, and the conductive properties of said liquid will influence signal gain, while its opacity affects the equalization of the sound. Demo video here. (Thanks Mike!)

BBC Sound Effects Library

BBC Sound Effects Library

Do you need some sound effects for a project? The BBC and RES have released a massive library of over 16000 individual sounds in WAV format for use in personal, educational or research projects. You’ll need a license for commercial usage though. If you don’t have a use for them now, it’s fun to browse and listen.

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.

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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