Adam's wings spreading sound effect is the same as sounds of Saturn and the dark side of the Moon

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Adam's wings spreading sound effect is the same as sounds of Saturn and the dark side of the Moon

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Postby n2eva » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:02 pm

The sound effect used when Adam's "wings" spread during Second Impact is very similar to the sounds (electromagnetic vibrations from planetary environments turned into sound) of the dark side of the Moon and Saturn released years later.

Clip from anime at 1:45 (please watch rest of clip in entirety for best example)
https://youtu.be/okgwEK2Pa-g#t=1m45s

Dark side of the Moon at :34
https://youtu.be/OxdkITPfu-8#t=0m34s

Saturn at :35 (pretty much the whole thing, but this a good start point)
https://youtu.be/Sh2-P8hG5-E#t=0m35s
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Postby Sgt. Griff » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:19 pm

I believe this has been touched on in earlier threads. I've worked stints as a sound designer in the last few years studying music, in my experience it's not uncommon at all to take sounds from places for no other reason than that they sound cool, in fact that's basically the field of sound design summed up.

Certainly I think this particular sound is super cool (easily one of my favourites) and really captures the otherworldlyness of Adam (by extension the evas and angels), but beyond that I don't think there's much material in it for thematic discussion. Maybe it's a subtle nod to the existence of the FAR?
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Postby Idontknow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:01 pm

https://youtu.be/wpKqsM9df-M 0:30 - Same sound effect? Don't tell me I am hearing this alone

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Postby SawItAtAge10 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:05 pm

View Original PostIdontknow wrote:https://youtu.be/wpKqsM9df-M 0:30 - Same sound effect? Don't tell me I am hearing this alone


That does sound similar with that screechiness...
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Postby robersora » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:19 pm

Uh~ that's such a cool sound!
Now I wonder, do I believe it sounds mega-spooky and otherworldly, because media conditioned me to feel that way by using this sound in otherworldly contexts? Or is it it the other way around?
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Postby felineki » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:09 pm

It's a stock sound effect, dating back to at least 1990: https://soundideas.sourceaudio.com/#!de ... d=11474413

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Postby Dan The Cat » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:35 pm

It sounds so cool!

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:01 am

View Original Postfelineki wrote:It's a stock sound effect, dating back to at least 1990: https://soundideas.sourceaudio.com/#!de ... d=11474413


Which probably means it is available on sound collections for (professional audio) samplers, although it could also have been generated on a synthesizer on the spot by whoever did the sound effects. Maybe a General MIDI wind patch with the resonance turned up and some playing with the filter(s)...

Is there any information available on what gear was used to produce the Eva soundtrack?
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