oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

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oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by timothyallan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:27 am

Found this today on making the original chk-chk-chk sound. Had to re-read it a few times as it's not as simple as "Sample a chk sound"


The Transform sound begins as an 8 hz pulse repeated five times for 0.7 seconds each repeat whose pitch can be represented by the absolute value of a declining sine wave, with each zero-to-zero arc of the wave representing one of five cycles of the repetition. The actual value of the sine wave can be modified by factor N which is multiplied into the X value but divided into the Y value, which means that although the actual pitch is largely indefinite, in analog terms when the transform pitch is higher the length of each pulse is shorter, and conversely when the pitch is lower the length of each pulse is longer.

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by Silverfish » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:36 am

That is the hottest, nerdiest thing I've heard in a really long time. 8O
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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by 3dot... » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:02 am

... 8O

OMG... I want to make that sound !!!! then I can retire at last...!
I'll try when I get home...
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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by Parametex » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:02 pm

Nice!

Any info what was used to create the original sound?

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by Aequitas123 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:00 pm

sooo.... anyone able to replicate this in Operator?

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by beats me » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:12 pm

So um, the plane leaving Chicago at 8 AM will intersect with the train leaving Cincinnati at 9 AM at 10:35 AM? Am I right?

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Post by bosonHavoc » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:18 pm

beats me wrote:So um, the plane leaving Chicago at 8 AM will intersect with the train leaving Cincinnati at 9 AM at 10:35 AM? Am I right?
nope,
the plane leaving chicago will be delayed for 8 hours then canceled.
all the people will end up flying stand by or catching a bus.

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by beats me » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:20 pm

bosonHavoc wrote:
beats me wrote:So um, the plane leaving Chicago at 8 AM will intersect with the train leaving Cincinnati at 9 AM at 10:35 AM? Am I right?
nope,
the plane leaving chicago will be delayed for 8 hours then canceled.
all the people will end up flying stand by or catching a bus.
Thanks. That question is what kept me from getting into college. I guess some things never change.

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by tw1nstates » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm

What is the transformers sound? Anyone got a link?

is it sound design from the movie, or from the cartoon series? Would be interested to hear it if anyone can post

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by timothyallan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:41 am

The sound from the cartoon when they did the actual transform.

MP3 of that AND the scene change music is here:
http://www.divshare.com/download/1684185-9b8

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by jcwillia » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:51 am

someone please post a how to do this organically and I will be impressed :)
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Post by Salty P » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:27 am

jcwillia wrote:someone please post a how to do this organically and I will be impressed :)
Simple - You just need to use your vocal cords, but it only works if you make your body do some crazy spaz movements, in order trick your brain into thinking you're actually transforming :D

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by jcwillia » Sun May 03, 2009 1:42 pm

Salty P wrote:
jcwillia wrote:someone please post a how to do this organically and I will be impressed :)
Simple - You just need to use your vocal cords, but it only works if you make your body do some crazy spaz movements, in order trick your brain into thinking you're actually transforming :D
do u remember that from the 1986 movie? the kid trying to transform his suit into the car? ugh, that was so nerdy and i loved it :)
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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by djsynchro » Sun May 03, 2009 2:07 pm

timothyallan wrote:The Transform sound begins as an 8 hz pulse repeated five times for 0.7 seconds each repeat whose pitch can be represented by the absolute value of a declining sine wave, with each zero-to-zero arc of the wave representing one of five cycles of the repetition. The actual value of the sine wave can be modified by factor N which is multiplied into the X value but divided into the Y value, which means that although the actual pitch is largely indefinite, in analog terms when the transform pitch is higher the length of each pulse is shorter, and conversely when the pitch is lower the length of each pulse is longer.
Sounds like a load of bollocks to me, so let's hear it then?

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Re: oh oh oh Making the Transformers sound

Post by jcwillia » Sun May 03, 2009 2:09 pm

djsynchro wrote:
timothyallan wrote:The Transform sound begins as an 8 hz pulse repeated five times for 0.7 seconds each repeat whose pitch can be represented by the absolute value of a declining sine wave, with each zero-to-zero arc of the wave representing one of five cycles of the repetition. The actual value of the sine wave can be modified by factor N which is multiplied into the X value but divided into the Y value, which means that although the actual pitch is largely indefinite, in analog terms when the transform pitch is higher the length of each pulse is shorter, and conversely when the pitch is lower the length of each pulse is longer.
Sounds like a load of bollocks to me, so let's hear it then?
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