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Though films and television have gotten far better about the use of the widely varied Real Life sounds over the years, you could easily be forgiven for thinking they hadn't.
Many, many different sounds are used over and over and over It's not that the sound is similar. It's that the sound is exactly the same or almost. And unlike Stock Footagewhich is usually isolated to one show, these sounds span multiple shows, and even cross Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound Effects other media, such as video games. This is because it's cheaper to use Stock Effects, which are copyright-cleared and available for many studios on a collection of recordings, rather than pay a Foley artist to produce every sound effect.
Hence, the primary reason for The Coconut Effect. Compare GIS Syndromewhich is basically this trope but for images. Contrast with Signature Sound Effect. If it is a melody, it would be a Standard Snippet. See if you can name each and every time you've heard one of these sounds:.
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FX: creaky door Seagoon: No, but there is one for doors opening! General Apparently, the British company Carter Gents of Leicester has a global, temporal, and metaphysical monopoly on making air raid sirens, because, regardless of universe and time period, an air raid of some description will always be prefaced with the sound of a Carter Gents siren from World Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound Effects II.
Air horns. Since these are used a lot by real-life schools, this can be considered be a case of Truth in Television. Whenever breasts are involved in any kind of motionthe same electronic "boing" sound effect is used. Many, many anime shows feature the same discordant electronic bell sound for railway crossings, likely because it is used by real railways throughout Japan and thus very recognizable.
You'll hear it prominently whenever anyone calls for one on Star Trek. Similarly, there's the siren a submarine sounds when it's about to dive, usually rendered as "Awooga! A somewhat higher-pitched alarm can be found in shows like Bones usually during Establishing Shots of the laband especially Japanese Tokusatsu shows. It should be noted that for decades US Navy warship's use more of a muted beep sound for General Quarters and have since at least the 70s Granted, the modern version doesn't actually sound as urgent as the classic, so definitely a case of Artistic License.
Factory alarms. There's a particular stock sound that is used everywhere. Somewhat irrelevantly, this sound is also a ringtone on the iPhone. Whenever a fire alarm goes off on a movie or TV, whether a building is burning or it's a fire drill or someone pulls a false fire alarm either to create a diversion or just as a prankit is almost always a bell that sounds similar to a school bell or a general signaling bell.
Many bigger newer buildings including newer schools, hospitals, high-rises, etc. A humorous take on this appears in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. In Canadian schools in some parts of Canada, at Schools Out - Alice Cooper - Live At Montreux 2005 (DVD) it's the other way around; the fire alarm is a classic rapidly-clanging bell, while the class "bell" is a loudly buzzing klaxon on the outside of the building and a more pleasant electronic tone on the inside a setup which is still called "the bell".
There are even some Canadian schools that actually use both actual school bells and fire alarm bells, though typically the inside Des Alpes - Various - Sound Music Album 20 bells have smaller gongs while the fire alarm bells have bigger and louder gongs, sometimes ringing in a certain code instead of a continuous ringing.
This was the type of setup often used in United States schools prior to around The '60swhen horns started to be used more as school fire alarms. Sometimes, the aforementioned air-raid siren stock sound is used for a fire alarm or fire truck siren on TV.
A siren is sometimes used on Game Shows to mark failures. Notable examples are on shows like The Crystal Mazewhere alarms mark strikes in games with automatic lock-in conditions, and Fort Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound Effects where an alarm is used for the "Burglary" game. Digital alarm clock buzzers. One of these is also used in game shows and video games for a "time up" or "wrong answer" beep.
Played with in an episode of Fawlty Towerswhen Basil argues with the guests over the difference between the fire bell and the burglar alarm bell before a scheduled fire drill. Music "Winter Born" by The Cruxshadows has the traditional air raid siren sample. At All Cost - Omen - The Curse Crookers remix of Kid Cudi 's "Day 'n Nite" uses a factory alarm sample, which is also the continue countdown sound in Midway 's Area 51 light gun game.
Apoptygma Berzerk's cover of Peter Schilling 's "Major Tom" uses the classic factory alarm sound in its intro and prechorus. The classic Klaxon horn used for the dive alarm on submarines, and sometimes car horns, appears in Halo 3 when a Scarab is damaged or exploding, as the Boss Warning Siren in Ikaruga ; during the Mission 9 Self-Destruct Escape Sequence in P.
Another submarine-type klaxon was used as an alarm sound in Soldier of Fortune II. Meth And Viagra - Mystic Knights Of The Cobra - There Is No End raid sirens, particularly the "attack tone", are nigh-invariably "nuke goes here" or Silent Hill.
The latter's seems to Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Various - Album Of The Year (My Ultimate Playlist) sampled from a Castle Castings siren. This siren is heard in the First Encounter Person Of Interest - LIES 020.5 Recon level "Point of Entry" when a Replica transport tries to run down the Pointman in an alleyway.
Anything made by Compile Heart or Idea Factory will count as this. Also, both the stock factory alarm and submarine klaxon sounds are used during the Vault 13 door opening cutscene. In the 11th Touhou game, Subterranean Animismevery spellcard Utsuho Reiujia hell raven with the ability to manipulate nuclear fusion, uses, is announced with blaring klaxons and giant nuclear signs along with the word CAUTION! The song "Trace Rising" from Axiom Verge begins with an air raid siren.
Aliens and monsters. Chewbacca's growls are a mix of different animal stock sounds, eg lion, walrus, bear, tiger. There's a source somewhere which details his vocalizations as a bastardization of how Malamute dogs sound.
The Godzilla Roar — Despite being copyrighted by Toho it is a prerequisite for giant monsters, being more high pitched than what you'd expect from something that big. Even the filmas far-removed as it was from the franchise spirit, simply remixed the old reliable sound with elephant rumblings.
Intriguingly, at least originally, this was played by Akira Ifukube wearing a leather glove and dragging his hand along the strings of a bass guitar from body to neck. The remake instead uses a complex mix of other sounds, albeit with the same "notation," so to speak, of varying pitches. Godzilla's roar has changed in pitch and timbre throughout his life, but the one most people remember is his late 60's-early 70's roar, which is the most high-pitched version.
The Heisei and Millennium series have Godzilla's roar being deeper and more bestial. Anguirus' roar has also become a bit of a stock roar, being heard in the Street Fighter games Fei Long's stageSuper Metroid Draygon's screechand a few non-Godzilla films. Another stock roar is commonly used as well. The sound in question can be heard at into this video. It can also be heard, alongside other " classic " monster roars, at 54 seconds into this video. Also used in Warcraft's RTS games, more specifically, the second installment, as the Dragon's stock roar sound effect, with edited versions Jurassic Park actually came up with the brilliant idea of taking multiple stock sound effects of various animals and mixing them together to create the roars of dinosaurs.
The sounds would be inputted into a keyboard, where the Sound Effects team The Black Hole - Overture - John Barry - The Collection: 40 Years Of Film Music "play" for individual scenes. For example Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound EffectsTyrannosaurus rex 's roar is a baby elephant mixed with a tiger and an alligator, and its breath is a whale's blow.
No wonder it had won an Award for Best Sound Mixing! Unfortunately, this would cause many to use these sounds for their own dinosaurs Avatar uses those exact same Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor screams for the Thanator, a panther-like creature. In fact, it and the above Godzilla roar are often completely interchangeable.
The thanator also makes some growls reminiscent of sounds made by the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park 3. The shark's bellow in Jaws: The Revenge was a semi-common stock roar in older movies, famously used for Spot the dragon's roar in The Munsters and in the Tom and Jerry short "The Milky Waif" one of it's earliest appearances where Jerry gets so mad at Tom he lets loose the bellow; not heard much today. The roar also appears in the classic giant insect B-movie The Deadly Mantiswhere it may have gained notoriety.
Spielberg used this roar in the original Jaws : listen carefully and you hear it as the shark sinks. He also used it in Duel when the tanker truck went off the cliff.
There is a very loud and drawn out roar noise that seems to have first appeared in The Land Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound Effects as the T-rex roar, but has sense been used in tons of different media it's Serpenterra's roar from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and the Battlelord's active sound from Duke Nukem3damong others.
The roar for Kraidas noted below, was also used for the Tyrannosaurus rex in the last section of Walking with Dinosaurs"Death of a Dynasty", and was one of King Kong's roars in the remake of King Kong. It was also in Episode 3 of Animal Armageddon. In Supernatural a fluttering sound is often heard before an angel appears or disappears, which is meant to represent the sound of their wings.
It was also the roar of the Spider Mastermind albeit slightly higher pitched in Doom We hear this one from the sea monster in the Serpent's Pass from Avatar: The Last Airbender as well.
Starcraft by Blizzard Entertainment has the "Mutalisk Screech". In Silent Hill 3the Numb Bodies sound the same as the Resident Evil zombies, and the sound of the Closers' footsteps is the "zombie chewing" sound.
Not to mention the several monsters that sound like red-tailed hawks when hit or killed or is it a cat screeching? In Metroid: Zero Missionthe giant reptilian boss Kraid gained a stock monster roar as his signature bellow.
The particular roars of The Tower in House of the Dead 2. Examples of identical roars include the Balrog in the animated film of The Lord of the Rings and a dragon model in a special scenario of Civilization II. It can also be heard in an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy. The Shambler's roar in Quake. Kroot carnivores in Dawn of War Duck - Quack - No Artist - Sound FX: Spectacular Sound Effects Hippogryphs in Warcraft 3 share birdcalls.
Several enemies, including some of the bosses, in The Ocean Hunter have the Predator roar as the sound they make when injured. The hydra from "Feeling Pinkie Keen" has Sharptooth's roars once more.
The dragons usually utter the roars hear at the beginning of this video. Ducks are relatively loud animals, and each breed has its own distinctive style of quacking.
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