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    The 'alien message' sound from the movie 'Contact'


    Hi
    I was wondering if anyone out there knows how to make/synthesize the sound of the alien message from 'Contact'. I don't need/want a sample, I want to recreate my own and I was just having some trouble.
    The closest I've gotten is in Fl Studio and a plugin called basic_64 (fairly good C64 sound synth). I used a single oscillator and a square LFO that decreases pitch as quickly as possibly.

    So has anyone got an tips for making this sound? Has anyone done it/gotten close? I'd love to hear!

    Seraphinus

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    A link to the trailer would help those who didn't see the movie ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF3IZzXZ6Ig 0:40 onwards

    In part it is like a heartbeat, medical rather than cinematic, e.g. ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=62912

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    Hi Timbre
    Thanks for the speedy reply!
    Yes my bad I should have posted a link!

    Thanks for the tip, I'll have a play around with the heartbeat and see what I can do, however I'm no musical genius and the sound in the movie sounds very complicated/made up of several different sounds.

    Thanks anyways!

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    I've had a go ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=96506

    The deep woosh bit, using Benboncan's heart, is quite similar to the movie sound.

    Needs submarine sonar-ping type sounds to be more like the movie.

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    Oh wow thats closer than what I got.

    Also from what I can hear, it just sounds like (basically) you've slowed the samples down?

    Sorry I can't upload anything now, but wait till the weekend and I'll get to work and see if I can take your ideas and make something even closely resemble the sound.

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    Sounds like there are also some machine screeching sounds in there. I think an old door hinge or something could produce a sound similar to this, or any other old rusty mechanism where metal grinds on metal...

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