Starship flyby sound effects

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by JarodRussell, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    I'm looking for clean flybys SFX of starships. Preferrably Star Trek. For slow flybys (15 to 20 seconds long).

    And I'm looking for basic starship... "humming" sounds. You get that a lot in TNG when the ship isn't flying by, you hear just that basic low pitched noise.

    A web search so far only brought up very alien sounding stuff, and also just very short and quick flybys.

  2. Barbreader

    Barbreader Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York, New York
    Of course, you have the option of being realistic. There is no sound in space.
  3. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    I've never come across an authentic Trek exterior flyby sound effect. For my scifi animations (usually non-Trek, non-Star Wars), I often take a contemporary jet flyby and just slow it down, reverse it, or filter it a bit. I have the .wav files from the first Starfleet Command game I sometimes use, but don't see a flyby there either, though they do have some "ambient" space sound effects for background noise.
  4. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

    Jan 11, 2010
    Metro-Birmingham, Alabama
    We tried it, and it just doesn't work for the audiences. They expect some sort of sound effect.

    Jarod, did you try TrekCore? They've got a terrific sound catalog.
  5. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 31, 2001
    Boise, ID
    Jarod, if you will drop me a PM, I may be able to help you. :)

    -- Mike
  6. northstar

    northstar Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 9, 2012
    Try the "Generations" soundtrack - there are a ton of great sound effects on that CD!
  7. scifib5st

    scifib5st Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 9, 2010
    Just hum and whistle at the same time...
  8. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    The sound of the Malevolence in the Clone wars cartoon should have been used for the Vengeance.
  9. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Hollywood, CA
    There are some on the Star Trek Generations soundtrack album. Alternatively, if you don't have it/don't want to spend the money, you can find several to choose from over at TrekCore's sound effects page.