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who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

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    who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Quote: "Sound designer Ben Burtt reveals that Fett made his first live appearance earlier than Empire. According to Burtt, the effects people brought him the costume and asked him to build in a sound effect for personal appearances and such. Burtt designed a "pinging telemetry device sound", which would be the signature sound whenever Fett was in a scene. The sound was mixed in to both films, "but usually it was lost in the music and other sounds," says Burtt, adding that it is most audible in the Empire scene in which Fett is in Slave I pursuing the Millennium Falcon through garbage, and at the end of the new Jabba scene in the Star Wars Special Edition."

    So what sound could that be? Is there a sound file somewhere to be found?

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    TR 4059's Avatar
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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Wow, I never new about that. Hopefully someone may know more.

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    Wow, same here. I am going to watch that part today.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    I remember hearing it during the Millennium Falcon pursuit scene. I always thought it was just part of the electronics in the Slave 1.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Yeah.. you know, I read that somewhere too - it's in line with all the other "leitmotifs" John Williams used for the different characters. And there IS a Boba Fett leitmotif in the musical score, here is what Wikipedia writes about it:

    "Boba Fett motif (Episode V). A simple bassoon melody based on a descending semitone phrase representing Boba Fett. It is played sparingly in Episode V in scenes strongly involving the bounty hunter. Some speculation exists of a secondary motif for Fett, occurring as he escorts frozen Han through the halls of Bespin. This theme heard in the horns appears in scenes unrelated to Fett which throws association into debate. It may represent a 'struggle' by the rebels to escape the Bespin city, which would qualify it as a secondary Bespin theme. Some have asserted material associated with Fett also turns up in Episode II as well, though whether the material in question bears anything more than coincidental similarity to his original motif is debatable. "

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_music

    And here is what the Wookieepedia has to say about it:

    Boba Fett motif (Episode V). A descending two-note bassoon phrase relating to the quiet menace of bounty hunter Boba Fett. It is played three times in Episode V (when we see Boba Fett in Vader's Starship; when he goes after the Millennium Falcon (just after the Asteroid Field sequence); and when Lando betrays his friends in Cloud City. Linked with Boba Fett's theme (Episode V).

    Source: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Musical_score

    But you know, I am one of those who completely LOVE Ben Burtt and his work and I can't remember to have read that he did some sound effects that were especially made for Boba Fett. I could be wrong though, this guy did alot of great stuff - I love his creative brain! But maybe those bassoon leitmotifs were mixed with some kind of Burtt invention..? Maybe it is there in the Musical score? I have them at home but ****.. not in the mood to listen through those records to find the exact times where these leitmotifs appear right now.

    In any case, I'd LOVE that reference to where you read this, Volkerc. Sounds, Ben Burtt and Boba Fett.. isn't it just great with all these tiny details?


    EDIT: Think I found that reference of yours, Volkerc:

    The Boba Fett Fanclub

    http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/...-justwho.shtml
    Last edited by Flettch; Oct 6, 2008 at 12:27 PM.

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    By the way.. these are the ORIGINAL lines (not the Temuera What's-his-face), are they not?

    http://www.mattsmoviesounds.co.uk/sounds/worth_alot.wav

    http://www.mattsmoviesounds.co.uk/sounds/cargo_hold.wav

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    i read it in the official lucasfilm boba fett magazine from a few years ago, page 7. i think that's where the site got their info as well. i googled ben burtt and he seems to have a huge archive...

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    You can hear it here. Once you hear it, you'll recognize it.

    http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000743.html

    Timmer

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    I heard it! It very obvious once you know the sound.

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    ok now what i want a sound board making that noise who gonna make it lol

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    and that staticed voice can anyone help?

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    I've been searching the web for the "telemetry ping" sound. No luck. I'm also thinking of adding some kind of muted bells , maybe felt wrapped "jingle" bells for the spur sound when I walk. The telemetry sound is heard well in ESB, but the music covers it too much to record it I think. I have an old 80's synthesizer, I wonder if can mimic those sounds and just multitrack them. Maybe a project for this weekend.

    If you can get the sound, just loop it on an MP3 player, run it through some speakers on your JP.

    As for the voice, it's equalized a certain way to give it that sort of AM radio sound. I was a soundguy at a local bar for a few years (as well as being a bass player) and I found some neat ways to screw with voices. If you find any small, cheap 3 band EQ, you could possibly gut it and make it part of your audio system. The sound seems to have it's midrange raised, the bass lowered, and the highs kept about in the middle.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    well im no wiz at sound altering but if you can make it probly get a pretty penny for it lol

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    It took a bit of searching but I found the wave file for the rangefinder/pinging, I'm going to try the loop/speaker thing for my JP. Anyone else need it?

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Could you make this wave file downloadable?

    Would be great!

    Manuel

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    So posting the link should have been the easier choice; http://www.themeworld.com/reviews/b_fett.html

    It's a Winzip file and the sound is the "Boba Fett maximize" wav located in the Boba_Fett folder. A problem I just ran into though, the file is only about 2 seconds worth and for some reason my iPod (nano) will not playback the file once disconnected from the PC. It plays fine in the iTunes window but that's it??? Any suggestions from those more electronically inclined?

    ***Ok, it has to be converted to a AAC file for the iPod users, this can be done in your iTunes window. Then it works fine; good luck Fetts'***
    Last edited by Gee2; Jan 4, 2009 at 12:03 PM.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Cool!

    Here is the file looped for 30 seconds and normalized for level

    http://www.mediafire.com/?bjaw2z5x9n3

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    awesome find!!!

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Wow, that's great!

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    That sound has been around for quit a while and I guess no one put 2 and 2 together. I think it's in the BEHIND THE MAGIC CD-ROM when you move the mouse over 3PO's head. Is that where you got it?

    On a side note, I never knew about the built in sounds, voice or flashlight. That's pretty neat!
    Last edited by Muad'Dib; Jan 10, 2009 at 3:29 PM.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    In addition to the sounds, anyone planning on adding a smoke maker to their jet pack too? That would be pretty neat to see at a con.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    mckenic said: View Post
    Cool!

    Here is the file looped for 30 seconds and normalized for level

    http://www.mediafire.com/?bjaw2z5x9n3
    Tres cool, would make a good sound for any Fett/BH outfit. But the sound isn't from Fett, it's the ESB Hoth control room, if I remember rightly.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Yeah I have to agree with Oddball on the Hoth control room.

    But if you listen to Ben Burtt in that Pre-Pro Albino Fett clip, the sound coming from Fett is sort of similar to this one, but it is more menacing. More.. industrial in a way. Sounds like one low humming sound mixed with one irregular whistling sound and some odd beep-whistley sounds over that again.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    Oddball Fett said: View Post
    Tres cool, would make a good sound for any Fett/BH outfit. But the sound isn't from Fett, it's the ESB Hoth control room, if I remember rightly.
    That's what I thought, too, at first, but then I went back and compared the two sounds and they are similar but not exactly the same.

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    Re: who installed the Boba sound in his costume?

    The Boba sound in the B/W video seems to be ( IMO ) a mix of the Hoth sound as a base, with 2 other tones on top that break up the monotony. I agree with that "industrial" feel too, good description.

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