Saturday, June 16, 2007

Creature Sound Design

The most straightforward way to create original creature sounds is to remix and process recordings of animals, a technique pioneered by Murray Spivack, head of the sound department of RKO studios who mixed sound for the 1933 release of King Kong. Kong's roar consisted of a lion's roar played back at half speed, layered with a tiger played in reverse. This technique was mind-blowing for a time when silent films were still being released.

[read more - via Darren Blondin]

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