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Old 29th September 2006 | Show parent
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THat porn foley on utube is hilarious!

Hey these movie wavs or sounds, are not royalty free are they? So you couldn't use them commercially?
Old 29th September 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by dbbubba ➑️
The place where all the weird Hollywood cars were on Caheunga is still there... my studio is walking distance from it.
Is that the place right next to the 101 with some kind of strange Battlestar Galactica tank thing in the lot?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbbubba ➑️
The funny thing is that I have been to that point on the beach MANY times and I have never seen a crew filming there!
They're probably out there at 5am!
Old 29th September 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by initialsBB ➑️
Is that the place right next to the 101 with some kind of strange Battlestar Galactica tank thing in the lot?
It was actually from the Saturday Morning show "Ark II"

There's footage of it at the bottom of this page:

http://www.70slivekidvid.com/ark.htm

A friend and I actually went to see about buying it. It built on a Winnebago chassis + running gear. We wanted to see if we could restore it but it's almost totally fried. It's not street legal, but he wanted to park it behind his house and convert it to an office space, kinda like the Airstream at Hollywood Canteen.
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Old 29th September 2006 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dave-G ➑️

Weren't the Kroffts British? And hated each other or something?
Nah, that was Oasis.

heh

But anyway, Sid doesn't have an accent, so I assumed he's American. I never asked about Marty.
Old 30th September 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by max cooper ➑️
It was actually from the Saturday Morning show "Ark II"
Yes!! Ark II...I mistakenly thought it was Ark 2000. Thanks for clearing that up...and the awesome pic. Man, does that ever send an abstract nostalgia loop reeling through my head.

Cheers!
Old 30th September 2006 | Show parent
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That's the ride I'm talking about!
It's still there?
I think I actually stopped and looked at it one time.
It was pretty beat looking in 1981!
It seems like it was made out of PLYWOOD!

I was close to there eating breakfast at that little resturant called Good Friends and at In and Out which my daughter is obsessed with. This was last May.

When I lived out there in the early '80s I'd go to places like Barris Custom Cars and Nudie's take in the nostalgic stuff. That was the cool part of Hollywood and that part of L.A. because wierd random TV/movie "things" would pop into your world out of the blue.

To this day everytime I fly from DFW to Burbank (2x per year) there is some "celebrity" on the flight. I sat next to Morgan Fairchild last year (we went to highschool together) and Bob Eubanks (gameshow host guy) last May. I once explained proper bias settings for cassettes to Slim Pickens son a flight from LAX to El Paso! That was a great "Hollywood moment" getting to introduce him to my dad as we got off of the plane in Paso!

Danny Brown
Old 30th September 2006 | Show parent
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That was Slim Pickens HIMSELFF and not his "son."

Typo....

DB
Old 30th September 2006 | Show parent
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Besides ARK II, it was in the movie Damnation Alley and the TV show "Get a Life" with Chris Elliot, where it was called "Paperboy 2000"! Very funny episode....
Old 30th September 2006 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dbbubba ➑️
That was Slim Pickens HIMSELFF and not his "son."

Typo....

DB
Yeah, it's the "B" list celebs that I get excited about. Never was as excited as when I ran into the Smothers Brothers at the Mondrian.
Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by macr0w ➑️
Believe it or not I have both the bionic man and the bionic woman albums. I'm talkin vinyl here people. I'll have to break them out and maybe sample the sound fx. heh
you are a true hero and great man for having such valuable lucre in your collection! i love stuff like that!
Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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I just drove by there today and the Ark II is gone! End of an era.
Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by cush ➑️
I just did a ADR session with Harve Bennett (prod. of $6M Man) and could have asked him. I think his son freelances at the post place I work. I'll see if I can dig up the answer.

I was in the middle of explaining to the inexperienced director why I record every take and Harve went into the "We can rebuild him" bit from the opening of the show. Sadly, I couldn't shove the director aside and hit record before he finished. I had no idea it was his voice.
What are you using these days for ADR? Vocalign? Loops?

BTW the source sound for the Six Million Dollar Man was the tone wheel leakage from a B3. When run though a Leslie w/ the horn spinning it added a metalic phasing signature to it. The strait leakage is more usable vs the Leslie, which is more distant but added it's thing. Then into the funky Tel-Ray style echo/delay with feedback, which also had an adjustable square - sine wave LFO modulation on it like the PCM42's do, and you have the sound.

Here's that sound now. If you listen close, try and identify what other Sci-Fi show used that sound, and for what. Modulated/delayed of course.

Go ahead, run a pop of that sound through your PCM-42 and see for yourself.
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Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by initialsBB ➑️
I just drove by there today and the Ark II is gone! End of an era.
OH well. I think some guy in Woodland Hills still has the Harold and Maude Jaguar Hearse.

If ever there was a cooler car, I don't know what it would be.

I guess that'd be "H- Type".
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Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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WHAT?!

They didn't really drive it off the cliff?
Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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Yeah, I looked for that ARK II thing every time I drove past there in the last few visits.
MAYBE IT IS BEING RESTORED?
Burned?

My wife thinks that Harold and Maude is the greatest movie.
Beats me.

Danny Brown
Old 1st October 2006 | Show parent
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not sure if someone mentioned this, but the clean sample is on the hanna barbera sound fx library. for those who don't want the challenge of recreating it.
Old 29th January 2007 | Show parent
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Cool

what about the transformers sound ? how is that made.
they are making a movie about the transformers, im curious if they are gonna have the same sound for the transformastion.
Old 29th January 2007 | Show parent
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take a regular handsaw, clamp it down, mic it, run it trough an guitar amp with a bit distortion, give it a good twang and slow the sample down? maybe add a stomp-pedal flanger?
Old 29th May 2009 | Show parent
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Six million dollar man bionic sfx

For those wanting to use the sound, I had to direct a client here to pay the insane licensing fee...... $4.70

enjoy!

Bionic effect excellent stereo | sfx sound effects | aiff sound effects | sound fanfare

also

Bionic man and woman sound effect | wav noises | television sound effects | post-production sound effects

Old 29th May 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jfriah ➑️

That same basic sound is on the Hanna Barbara library:

Hb03 27-1 Sci Fi Singing Sword
Old 29th May 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pisser ➑️
That same basic sound is on the Hanna Barbara library:

Hb03 27-1 Sci Fi Singing Sword
damn it

I was just asked for a bionic man sound a couple weeks ago.. re created it with a gated piano stab

I have this library.. I should have just sent this and an invoice haha - adding "bionic" to the meta now
Old 2nd June 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pisser ➑️
That same basic sound is on the Hanna Barbara library:

Hb03 27-1 Sci Fi Singing Sword
Dang! I knew I'd heard it before in the library somewhere...

Thanks pisser!
Old 4th June 2009 | Show parent
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Pisser beat me to it! I was just about to say that in my SFX library, "Singing Sword" is the name of that effect. Always comes in handy for a nice 70's sci-fi/cop sound. I've actually used it more than you'd think on network promos.
Old 9th August 2011 | Show parent
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"While Universal was known in the 70's for recycling stock footage and sounds, Charles King, the Sound Designer for the shows, is reported to have braced a metal ruler or yardstick on the edge of a table, pulling and releasing the extended end, then slowing the resultant sound to 25%"

Bionic Sounds - Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman
Old 15th August 2011 | Show parent
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Personally, I'm still working on the Knight Rider intro sound.
For Krafft fans this is a great flashback:
Old 12th September 2011
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I got close to the sound with a guitar through a ring modulator and a tremolo pedal. Prolly a 9 chord.

I
Old 26th November 2011 | Show parent
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ahh... 70s Sci-Fi, my favorite... Space 1999 Anyone? UFO? Both are Classics. Also an amazing PBS film The Lathe Of Heaven...

anyway, back on topic, bee below:

Quote:
Originally Posted by max cooper ➑️
It was actually from the Saturday Morning show "Ark II"

There's footage of it at the bottom of this page:

Ark II:

A friend and I actually went to see about buying it. It built on a Winnebago chassis + running gear. We wanted to see if we could restore it but it's almost totally fried. It's not street legal, but he wanted to park it behind his house and convert it to an office space, kinda like the Airstream at Hollywood Canteen.


the picture in this post is from ARK II, how ever the vehicle that was on Caheunga was from Damnation Alley... starring Jan Micheal Vincent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianK ➑️
Besides ARK II, it was in the movie Damnation Alley and the TV show "Get a Life" with Chris Elliot, where it was called "Paperboy 2000"! Very funny episode....
yup, they look pretty similar, but are different

ARK II:



Damnation Alley:

Old 26th November 2011 | Show parent
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Goodness! A thread from back when Gearslutz was a place where we all knew one another. Before Ubik was a designer of slutty gear. When some cat named Max contributed constantly before disappearing into the cyber ether... When Thrill let us in on his his favorite Saturday morning kick back fest. (Cue in the Streisand single...)
Old 27th November 2011 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by sloanfiske ➑️
this gets my vote for...

best childhood flashback thread.

by far my favorite show...followed by "emergency"

You get my hearty second!


Thread title time-machined me in the space of a second.

Ch--chu--chu--chu--chu--chu-----chaaaaa

(bionic flashback in progress)
Old 5th February 2018 | Show parent
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NECRO-BUMP!!!!



I'm watching some 70s shows right now. Compiling list of commonly available tools in studios for electronic noises:

- Minimoog
- ARP Odyssey (maybe bleepier than Minimoog)
- ARP 2600 (more expensive)
- Organs
- String Ensembles
- Tape Echoes
- Various effect pedals

Anything else that would have been used back then? Were most of the soundtracks made in full-on pro studios that were rented out, or were home studios with 4/8 tracks a common thing in the 70s? I was around, but just a kid.
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