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TOS sound effects

johnd777

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Report this Aug. 15 2009, 9:50 pm

Some of the effects in TOS are not that hard to figure out. Photon torpedoes were old garage door coils being thwunked.

My question is how did they make the old warp drive sound? I think I recall somebody somewhere years ago say something like it was the sound of the old news paper printing press whirring away.

Does anybody here know?

CaptainAirhead

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Report this Aug. 17 2009, 2:48 pm

I believe the warp drive sound came from a New York subway train (but it sure does sound like the old Broad Street Subway trains that ran in Philly).

lion_tone

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Report this Aug. 17 2009, 4:28 pm

To me it sounds like an old-style monophonic synthesizer.

ssmukhi

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Report this Aug. 18 2009, 4:52 am

Quote (johnd777 @ Aug. 16 2009, 9:50 am)
Some of the effects in TOS are not that hard to figure out. Photon torpedoes were old garage door coils being thwunked.

My question is how did they make the old warp drive sound? I think I recall somebody somewhere years ago say something like it was the sound of the old news paper printing press whirring away.

Does anybody here know?

This is the company that made the sound effects of TOS:

Glen Glenn Sound

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