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 Post subject: Star Wars Blaster sound
PostPosted: Sep Sat 25, 2021 3:00 am 
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Ran across this link and thought others may also find it interesting. After seeing how this sound was created in the video I recalled that I'd discovered this sound very long ago as a youngster quite by accident when I had struck a long taught guy wire with a hard stick. At the time I must have spent five minutes hitting that wire making the sound because it was just so cool. But enough time had passed that I had never connected it to the blaster sound being used in Star Wars until seeing this video.
In the comments section of the link a person allegedly employed with Star Wars sound effects at the time says this is exactly how the sound was made but that they used a Teflon hammer to reduce the harsher metal on metal sound heard in the video using a wrench.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl0wIdGxfbQ


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