SlyFox740[TK] Posted January 16, 2016 Report Share Posted January 16, 2016 (edited) So I stumbled upon a flash based soundboard on StarWars.com the other day and I thought it was actually pretty cool. If you go to the "Films" category and click on "Stormtroopers" you can hear various clips of authentic trooper chatter from the films. ------------- These samples are directly from Ben Burtt himself, mixed at Skywalker Sound. The effects on the voices are exactly what was used in the films. Some people don't know this but some dialogue you hear in films is actually voice over dubbing done in a recording studio during post production, many scenes do not use not live voices from the actors during their performance. I believe some of these samples are actually original takes directly from the recording studio voice overs hence the complete silence of the studio environment in the background. Some of these samples are actually really clear and clean sounding with no background noises from other movie sound effects/voices that you would typically hear in sound clips sampled from a movie's final soundtrack. That would indicate these sounds are direct source material of the voice over recording sessions that were used for inserting into the movie's final soundtrack. You can really tell with the Darth Vader clips too as well as other characters. Some of them are so clear and don't have any other movie background noise or sound effects which would lead me to believe these sounds are direct source material from the voice over recording sessions. Very Cool!, and pretty rare to hear some of these lines outside of the final soundtrack. (Interesting note; I don't think Ian McDiamird/Darth Sidious did any studio voice overs! all his lines were recorded live during performace, he is a classical theater stage actor and he is very talented to the point he was able to offer George Lucas multiple versions of his lines to choose from later in editing) Anyways I thought these audio samples could be useful for those that are interested in having authentic trooper chatter from the films on their com system. Unfortunately Lucasfilm won't let us just download these sound effects and they are under copyright. Which means they can not be sold or distributed without the knowledge and permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. However just because there is no download option does not mean it's illegal for us to have a copy of the sounds on our hard drives nor does it prevent one from obtaining them. The fact that Lucasfilm has shared the sounds for free online streaming automatically means they are now in the public domain, omitting a download option discourages and helps prevent this but having a copy on your hard drive is not infringing any copyright laws and certainly not illegal. The sounds are not "Royalty Free" that's something totally different. The sounds themselves are still copy-written and possibly even trademarked, which means one cannot redistribute or sell them in any way without possible legal consequences. But it is definitely not illegal for you to simply record sound coming from your own computer, you just can't redistribute or sell that sound if it's copyright material you don't own the rights to. Anyways, as you can see I have a professional home recording studio in my basement. I was able to use digital optical audio to transfer a full high-definition 44.1kHz 24-bit quality data stream from my MacBook into my MacPro, essentially downloading the raw audio data directly from the website. Not an analog audio rip, but a digital data stream of the sounds. An exact digital copy of the audio waveform my sound card is playing from StarWars.com, Perfect! Here is a photo of the optical digital audio coming out of my MacBook, which I then plug into my MacPro. If anyone is interested in the samples PM me or post here, I am willing to share my recordings with friends in the community. Just remember you cannot redistribute or sell these sounds to the public without legal consequence as they are copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd. Also I recorded the official E-11 Blast and Stun sound effects from StarWars.com if anyone is interested in using them for their blaster build (thread here:http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/34892-official-lfl-blaster-sound-effects/ ) 501st Legion Sounds can be found here https://www.501st.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=28538 The owner moved most of his files to his personal site BUT the TK/TB chatter loop is too big so he's uploaded the audio to Youtube, to save this use a free online audio converter, just copy the Youtube link into the converter and let it go to work. NOTE: a lot of the online audio converters will open other pages when you click on boxes, just close these, your audio file should still download Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I_N94dX97U&t=257s Youtube audio convertor: https://ytmp3.cc/en25/ NOTE: some of the free online audio converters open other pages when you click in them, just close these as the file should still download. Separate TK Chatter links Chatter links: To save - right click then "save audio as" http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_01.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_02.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_03.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_04.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_05.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_06.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_07.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_08.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_09.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_10.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_11.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_12.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_13.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_14.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_15.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_16.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_17.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_18.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_19.mp3 http://play.starwars.com/starwars_soundboard/asset/audio/TRPR_stormtroopers/storm_20.mp3 Edited April 5, 2022 by gmrhodes13 link removed no longer working 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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