WHAT IS THIS FAMOUS SOUND EFFECT?? (Metallic feedback-type screech)

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  1. DirectCollision, Feb 11, 2012
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    DirectCollision macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I've been literally searching for months to try to find out what sound this is! I've found very similar ones, but still not this. It's something in the vein of a metallic screech or distorted feedback. That's the closest description. It's heard in countless film trailers, shows, movies, etc. Very distinct, everyone that I've showed it to recognises it and has heard it before (like the Wilhelm scream), but can't put their fingers on what it is exactly...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?r9tvbjszxxo84qm

    Thanks in advance,
    Andrew

    (The sound attached is from The Mothman Prophecies.)
     
  2. cheekypaul macrumors member

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    it's a cymbal being bowed. . i think.

    or possibly the waterphone (LINK)
     
  3. DirectCollision thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Come to think of it, it DOES sound a lot like a bowed cymbal. Thanks for the response! :)
     
  4. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I'm not certain if it's a bowed cymbal or a cymbal scratch. The attack of bowed cymbals is usually slower sounding, but then that can be changed via editing, etc. But at any rate, bowed, scratched, and scraped cymbals can make rather interesting snip-its of noise.

    Here's a cymbal-scratch based sound effect that I made from a CC sound sample that you (or anyone else) can have if you have use for such things.
     
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