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Brash's Star Wars Sound Effects Archive - A collection of the best Star Wars sounds for use in Fan Editing

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DISCLAIMER: THIS ARCHIVE HAS BEEN ASSEMBLED FOR FAN EDITING PURPOSES. THIS PROJECT IS NOT FOR PROFIT, NOR SHOULD IT BE USED IN ANY PROJECT WHERE THE CREATOR IS MAKING A PROFIT. MOST OF THE FILES INCLUDED IN THIS ARCHIVE ARE FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM OFFICIAL OR PERMITTED SOURCES. FOR THE SOUNDS RIPPED FROM PURCHASABLE SOURCES SUCH AS THE VIDEO GAMES, PLEASE ENSURE YOU OWN THE RESPECTIVE PRODUCTS BEFORE DOWNLOADING.

Please note that whilst I’ve tried my hardest to eliminate duplicates, some may remain with inferior quality so it’s always best to be thorough in choosing the best ones for your edits.

Sounds are provided in WAV format (48KHZ where possible). Some may have had to be converted from MP3 if I couldn’t find those particular sounds elsewhere.

For the sake of convenience and so as not to create confusion, the sounds for any character that spans both trilogies will be placed in the ‘OT’ folder, even if it’s PT dialogue.

Any sound effects linked to a particular vehicle will be in that vehicle’s folder rather than the ‘Miscellaneous Sounds’ folder. For example, a door closing sound heard on the Death Star, will be located in the ‘Death Star’ folder - that doesn’t mean you can’t use it elsewhere of course :)

There’s a wealth of entirely new dialogue that can be creatively used, ranging from alien languages to dialogue for alternative masked villains. The voice of ‘Darth Malak’ in particular might work great as a redub of General Grievous, especially if you’re making a radical edit where Grievous is a rebuilt Maul…….

Sources and Credits:

  • Official Star Wars Soundboards (Sourced on 10th of January 2014)
  • TheForce.net
  • ‘Sounds of Star Wars’ Book
  • ‘Docking Bay 101’ Website (No longer exists)
  • Lucasarts Entertainment Utility
  • Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Empire at War (Thanks to Angel)
  • Star Wars Galaxies (Thanks to Vidi)
  • Star Wars: The Board Game
  • AT&T Star Wars Ringtones (Thanks to doubleofive)
  • Star Wars original ESB Promotional Answerphone recordings
  • Various other websites and forums (sorry, I can’t remember them all!)

The Star Wars Radio Dramas have not been included for legal reasons (this archive is questionable enough as it is!) however it goes without saying that it’s a great resource that has already been utilised in some fantastic edits.

Likewise, whilst I include some Clone Wars sounds that were freely available online, the DVDs & Blu Rays are a resource you should consider owning as the sound effects and Dialogue are discrete from the music with no bleed through. In short, they are a dream come true for editors who want those particular isolated sounds. If only the actual films had been released this way!

If you find this archive useful, please credit me in your works. My full name is Rhodri Gwyn Harris, and my originaltrilogy.com username is brash_stryker. I’d prefer my real name if your credits accommodate that. :-)

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The Hobbit: Condensed Edition

My Star Wars Sound Effects resource project

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Rather than including everything in one compressed file, I'm going to upload each different bundle seperately so that people have the flexibility of only grabbing what they want. I also won't just be linking to the originals as there's nothing worse than finding what you want on a forum, and following a link to something that's been taken down by the original uploaders. I'll be uploading to megaupload or something. One bundle (probably the one the least people have got to listen to) is being uploaded tonight after I painstakingly type out a track list. What kind of disclaimer should I put in the accompanying text document?

The Hobbit: Condensed Edition

My Star Wars Sound Effects resource project

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brash_stryker said:

What kind of disclaimer should I put in the accompanying text document?

State that the effects are not for profit, and are to only be used for Star Wars fan edits and fan films in which the creator is also gaining no profit.

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Have just updated my first post to include the official soundboards. All in the relevant folders and converted to .wav to save people the trouble if they don't want to save, arrange, rename and convert the files themselves.

Both my uploads so far have been at 44.1Khz, 16 bit Stereo.

Can any audio/editing gurus tell me if it's worthwhile redoing them at 48Khz, 24 bit?

The Hobbit: Condensed Edition

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If you could look into this brash, that would be awsome.

 The video game Star Wars Republic commando comes with an amazing amount of sound effects. I used a ton in the Reign of the Darkside work. But since updating to windows 7, I cant install the program used to get the sound files. Which leaves me totaly screwed since I restarted work on it after my Hard drive crash a few months ago.

Directions on how to extract sound files from the game are posted on this page about half way down. If this is something you'd be interested in.

The amount of odd sound effects (like ships and background noise) is staggering.

http://boards.theforce.net/fan_films_fan_audio_scifi_3d/b10015/19678368/p1/

 My Episode 3 Edit Reign of the Dark Side

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Its a pain tho to get the sounds cause you have to extract them one by one. Just a heads up.

 So unless someone was really dedicated, a complete download of just the sounds is highly unlikely

 My Episode 3 Edit Reign of the Dark Side

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bobgarcia74 said:

Its a pain tho to get the sounds cause you have to extract them one by one. Just a heads up.

 So unless someone was really dedicated, a complete download of just the sounds is highly unlikely

I had no problem extracting them all together by extracting the folder itself.

What is more of a problem for me is that the sounds aren't labeled.

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I'm sure someone will have devised a way to automate the process somewhat. If you look over at ffshrine, there are guys there who extract game music (some of which happen to be unreleased cues) in order to build more complete Soundtracks than the official so called 'complete' collections. It's those kind of guys who will have devised ways to streamline the process I imagine.

If not, I have patience. I've actually been thinking of buying republic commando on Steam for some time but not got round to it yet.

The Hobbit: Condensed Edition

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I used to have the Republic Commando game, but then my brother in law borrowed, and it's never been seen again.

 

 

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Already got it, Erik. :-) Though the sound quality on those is pretty bad....I'll probably end up including it though if some of the sounds/dialogue on there are unavailable in higher quality elsewhere.

I'll update my first post with the resources I'm looking for/looking to extract sounds from so that people can offer advice on how to rip, or even upload the folders if they've already done it themselves.

And of course, people can suggest more resources.

The Hobbit: Condensed Edition

My Star Wars Sound Effects resource project

DVD Editing on a Mac

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