Pack: Miscellaneous Vintage Optical Sound Effects by craigsmith

Pack info

These effects are high-quality, first generation copies of original nitrate optical sound effects from the 1930s & 40s created for Hollywood studios. They were collected by a prominent sound editor who worked in the industry for 44 years. The fragile optical elements were donated to USC, and transferred to tape by USC Cinema students in the early 1970s. I have digitized them for preservation, but they have not been restored. You may want to use some noise reduction. Or you may embrace the noise of history.

  • Pack created on: Aug. 26, 2018, 11:37 p.m.
  • Number of sounds: 31
  • Number of downloads: 106

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Low-pitched synthesizer oscillations and growls. Could be used for Sci-Fi sounds. Sounds like it could be photo sensitive.

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Long synthesizer high-frequency flutters/oscillators rapidly changing pitch. Could be used for Sci-Fi sounds. Male voice saying "Try again"

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"15 Croaks". Fluttery synthesizer notes with vibrato, ascending and descending pitch. Could be used for Sci-Fi sounds.

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Assorted tire squeals on pavement. Car motor running and revving. Tail pipe rumbling. Screeching rubber.

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