Captain Robert April wrote:
I suggest some folks track down the home video "Inside Star Trek", where, amongst other clarifications, Alexander Courage himself says that he went down into the recording studio and did the whoosh sound.
And that story is also told in TMoST as well, IIRC.
The "reverse cymbal" is in the pilot version only. And it isn't really a reverse cymbal, it was a cymbal swell that was cut off.