New Intel mac startup sound

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  1. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    To prepare us for the arrival of the new Intel-processor-based Macintoshes, I thought I'd work on a new startup sound for them and posted it to my blog. Enjoy :D

    Updated link
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I don't like it all that much because it isn't very smooth - the transitions between notes are very sharp.
     
  3. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whoops sorry... that was an old version. I fixed it now!
     
  4. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Just remember that the machine is a demo. Under the hood it even looks like one. Final machines may not have all the stuff that this one does.
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    I think you misunderstood something. This isn't the startup sound from the developer transition kit, but one that crenz made himself. I can't listen to it because I'm at work, but I'll try to remember when I'm home...
     
  6. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I feel stupid. Never mind.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The fixed version is definitely better. I have no idea if Apple would do something like that, though.
     
  8. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I think there's a definite possibility of a change. However, your sound is very complex. Apple's startup sounds have tended to be single chords with this past one (being used for many years) is very soothing. I think it would stay more toward that route.

    Great work!
     
  9. Promethe macrumors newbie

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    Not bad, but you should do more smooth ending, actuall version ends too fast...

    BTW. Where I can download actual Apple Startup Chime?
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    Yeah, i'd like a chime change as well. Apple's been using this one for a while.

    They should bring back the death chime!!!!
     
  11. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I don't think I want to hear this Intel jingle each time I start my Mac... Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The last note is as long as the original chime (which can be found easily using Google, btw). Oh and Veldek, I definitely wouldn't want this on my Mac as well ;)
     
  13. efoto macrumors 68030

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    If you slowed it down a little and dropped the notes a little lower on the scale, I think I would go for it. Oh, and simplify it with just three notes perhaps:
    duh(mid) duh(low) duuuuuuuuuh(high(er, but not high))
     
  14. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Personally, Since there's now far more choices in which HW toys Apple can put on the board I'd love to see a THX/DTS 7.1 decoder built in. How about the symphonic THX chime? *Huge Evil Grin*

    "The User Is Listening."

    Considering Jobs has had previous dealings with Lucas it may even be possible that we could see a THXified version of the current chime with a deep 50Hz thrum underneath...

    Damn how I'd love to have a mac that sounds as powerful at startup as it's being hyped on stage by Steve-o.
     
  15. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I don't like. Its too much....

    That i would like to see that, but it would suck if your on a PB or ibook
     
  16. clayj macrumors 604

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    It'd be funny if a chip voice screamed from inside the Mac, "Help! Help! I'm in a box filled with Intel chips! How did this happen? Aaaaaagh!"
     
  17. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    good work, but I say "Nay"

    I do think that Apple does need to change the startup sound.
    I'm tired of hear the big & heavy BOONG! I vote for a lighter crisp utopian sound, or something totally different like a startup chime composed by Moby or Paul Okenfold
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That'd be very cool. I'd just keep restarting my Mac to hear it. I wonder how the Intel chips stand up to being turned on and off repeatedly?
     
  19. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I didn't choose the notes; I used the intel jingle. I think people are misunderstanding my intention, I am not at all serious about this :p
     
  20. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Funny how fast things change. If you had posted this two weeks ago this thread would be full of angry comments. Now a few people actually like the idea. :rolleyes:
     
  21. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Well consider me misunderstanding as I thought you were somewhat seroius about it. Its still a fun topic to discuss, but I actually did like your little composition. Although now that THX chimes have been mentioned, I think they win by just a little bit ;)
     
  22. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm with efoto in completely missing your intentions. I also failed to realize that you were trying to emulate the Intel jingle. With that in mind it all makes sense.
     
  23. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    Hehehe. You guys really fell for this didn't you. Like he was ever serious. :)

    My biggest worry is Intel Inside stickers.
     
  24. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    maybe that's part of the deal, instead of an intel sticker they agreed to an intel chime? :eek:



    how about a horror shriek? :eek: :D
     
  25. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    The THX Deep Note is just plain amazing, when you take time to read about it. It also sounds good.
     

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