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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:04 pm 
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I'm assisting a few people with studio sanctioned projects and we're trying to find accurate, high quality sound clips of the PR - a search here brought up a wild assortment of answers, but nothing concrete...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:35 pm 
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There are the computer games. I know people were able to retrieve sound bites from the original AvP computer game.

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Roy Charman the sound recordist died in 1990 but I wonder if the original multi-track tapes are still in an archive at Fox somewhere?

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Harry Harris wrote:
Roy Charman the sound recordist died in 1990 but I wonder if the original multi-track tapes are still in an archive at Fox somewhere?

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If the ad agency I worked for is any indications, they are most definately in archives somewhere. Whether you can find them is the real question.

Now on my build I had to edit the sound file with Audacity to make it sound reallly close to the movie sound with the electronics, but it worked...

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this is random but.. I sew professionally and the industrial machine I use is the exact sound of a pulse rifle. the pulse rifle just has the pitch raised. I dont know if thats where they got the sound for the movie but its the same sound. no difference. its an old chandler sewing industrial machine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:29 am 
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Are you able to get a high-quality (i.e. not on a cellphone) audio recording of it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm 

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Harry do you want/need the copy of the sounds that I use?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:50 am 
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I was more curious about the sewing machine than anything, but Willie may like to hear what you have.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:59 am 

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i have a friend with a recording device. its a ZOOM H4n, I will get a recording of it in the next two weeks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 am 

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in Aliens youcan hear the pitch change in the pulse rifle sound. you can hear it raise and lower but it stays at the same speed. it goes " braaap Braaap, Brrrrrp Brrrrp". im going to record it at various speeds. but they just modulated the pitch. they didnt get the pitch up just by speeding it up. it was modulated and that wasnt as easy at that time. I heard JC spend hours getting that sound right. At the time this would have been time consuming, now its easy in garageband. I will post the model of chandler sewing machine I use asap, so people can do research. I'll get files for garageband and MP3 soon. I'd bet anything it's where the sound came from.


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