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Animals, Birds, Ocean Mammals, Creatures & Others - Sound Effects, Audio Clips, Natural Recordings
The free sound effects below are all wave (.wav) or MP3 (.mp3) file audio clips unless otherwise specified.
Audio clips include animal sounds such as dogs, cats, snakes, donkeys, elephants, insects, bees, jungle birds, common birds, rare or uncommon birds, ducks, lions, dolphins, whales and a host of other great animal sound effects. The audio recordings range from simple home recordings and virtual animal sounds to beautiful, high quality sounds of birds and other animals in their natural surroundings. Lengths range from mere seconds to almost two minutes long. All audio clips are totally free downloadable audio files. We hope you enjoy them.
Right-click on a sound effect and choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As' (depending on the web browser you are using) to save the free audio clips to your computer.
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iFact #3 - The Sound Effects of Star Wars
Sound designer Ben Burtt's responsibility on Star Wars was to create specifically unusual sounds - weapons, vehicles, character and key backgrounds.
Ben Burtt was a film sound buff as a child (he recorded and replayed the sound tracks of his favorite movies) Burtt enrolled at the university of Southern California's film school with the intention of becoming a director. He received a student job cataloguing the Columbia sound library, which had been donated to the University. A call by Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz to U.S.C. led to a successful interview for Burtt. He was given carte blanche to work out of his apartment near the U.S.C. campus in order to collect at a leisure pace those sounds that might be useful. He spent a year recording anything that could be turned upside down and backwards to make Lucas world come alive. "In my first discussion with George Lucas about the film, he - and I concurred with him - that he wanted an 'organic', as opposed to the electronic and artificial soundtrack. Since we were going to design a visual world that had rust and dents and dirt, we wanted a sound which had Squeaks and motors that may not be the smooth-sounding or quite. Therefor we wanted to draw upon raw material from the real world: real motors, real squeaky door, real insects; this sort of thing. The basic thing in all films is to create something that sounds believable to everyone, because it's composed of familiar things that you can not quite recognize immediately" (Ben Burtt in Film Sound Today)
The sound of the Imperial Walkers were created by modifying the sound of a machinist's punch press. Added to this for complexity, were the sounds of bicycle chains being dropped on concrete. |How to make new sounds|
The screech of a TIE Fighter is a drastically altered elephant bellow.
50 % of the droid´s voice is generated electronically; the rest is a combination and blending of water pipes, whistles, and vocalizations by Burtt. "R2-D2´s motors covers every single move it does. They got buried most of the time, but when they do surface it helps keep a consistent texture that tells you that it really is a robot." (Ben Burtt in Film Sound Today)
Wookie sounds are constructed out of pieces of walruses and other animal sounds. "You have bits and fragments of animal sounds which you have collected and put into lists: here is an affectionate sound and, here is a angry sound and, just like with R2-D2, they are clipped together and blended. With a Wookie, you might end up with five or six tracks, sometimes, to get the flow of the sentence" (Ben Burtt in Film Sound Today)
The sound of a hammer on an antenna tower guy wire (Ben Burt tapping the wires of a radio tower)
Burtt blended the sounds of his TV set and an old 35 mm projector to create the hum of a light saber.
Sound of an Speeder Bike was achieved by mixing together the recorded sounds of a P-5 Mustang ariplane, a P-38 Lockheed Interceptor, and then record them.
Luke Skywalker's landspeeder
The whoosh of Luke Skywalker's landspeeder was achieved by recording the roar the Los Angeles Harbor Freeway through a vacuum-cleaner pipe.
A language created by altering and layering Tibetan, Mongolian, and Nepali languages. "I broke the sounds down phonetically, and red-edited them together to make composite words and sentences. I would always use a fair amount of the actual languages, combined with purely made-up words. With a new language, the most important goal is to create emotional clarity. People spend all of their lives learning to identify voices. You became an expert at that, and somewhat impossible to electronically process the human characteristic, and retain the necessary emotion. To fool the audience into believing this is a real character as the basis of the sound, although you may sprinkle other things in there. It varies from character to character." (Ben Burtt in Film Sound Today)
Reality 'hook' of a language
The reality 'hook' of a language comes not from a part of an existing language, but from a sprinkling of pidgin English here and there, as when Bibb Frotuna said "Bargon no wachonga" which of course means, "There will be no bargain."
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