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Wookiee sound effects roundtable discussion
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Cobalt60
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this product, and thought of this thread.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/clearance/a5bf/
its a t-shirt with built-in sound effects, amp and speaker.
you can add your own sounds via MP3-on-SD card.
seems like a perfect solution , premade and prewired, for only ~$30.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the unit that I use. I took the small speaker off and added a 10 watt speaker. The sound is Awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, you sold that Hyperdyne sound board to me back in 2008 Matt and I still have it.

I had a guy on the ReplicaProp site make me a custom chip with several crystal clear sounds on it and had an enclosed container built ( about the size of a cigarette box) and I'm now using that along with my powerful Aker amp that hangs around my neck and it works like a charm. I've been told that it sounds perfect. Best thing is... No batteries, the amp is rechargable and lasts for 10 hours.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ordered the sound shirt from Thinkgeek.com that Scott mentioned. I'm wondering if I can use my Aker speaker I bought off the 501st Legion boards?
The Aker speaker is 10 watt.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would think that would work..im using a 40watt speaker..sounds great..quite loud. I also have a sound board chip from replica props...if anyone interested pm me as i am looking to sell it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my ThinkGeek shirt today!
Now, is there a way to download the Chewie sounds from the SW Soundboard on sw.com onto my SD card?
http://starwars.com/play/online-activities/soundboards/#/?theme=01
As you can tell I am not very electronically inclined. Confused
Thanks for any help! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got them by recording the playback on my computer. I used Audacity. To my knowledge there is no way to directly rip the the tracks out of the soundboard app.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheNegotiator wrote:
Got my ThinkGeek shirt today!
Now, is there a way to download the Chewie sounds from the SW Soundboard on sw.com onto my SD card?
http://starwars.com/play/online-activities/soundboards/#/?theme=01
As you can tell I am not very electronically inclined. Confused
Thanks for any help! Very Happy


Yeah I had the same problem and got someone who knew a thing or two about audio files to copy them, must check if I still have them.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15116&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45

Scroll down and you will see three links for the sounds from Wookieegunner. He put them in MP3 for us.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just having the exact same problem with the sound shirt! Thanks Scott!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to do the voice... Shocked I sound like a sick cat Laughing

sooo thats not gunna happen Laughing

going to have to look into this
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might look at this again later once I've got my wook fully finished but for the weekend troop at Armageddon I was just using my voice and it came out great. The structure and materials of the mask help to give it some reverb and with the mask pushing down on my nose I was able to get some good tonality in the growls and speech. Didn't break character once and was responding to all of the questions as Chewie. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forestmoonstudio wrote:
That's the unit that I use. I took the small speaker off and added a 10 watt speaker. The sound is Awesome!


Where do you keep the remote when trooping?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Wookiee sound effects roundtable discussion Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
A number of us have tried building Wookiee sound effects units but they never seem to work out. The problem seems to be battery-powered speakers small enough to conceal under the suit don't have great sound quality or much volume.

However, there are now a number of small, battery
car navigation system powered speakers that use BlueTooth to playback music from phones, ipods, etc.

In light of this, I think this topic should be revisited. I'll start by explaining what I did:

In 2002 I commissioned Hyperdyne Labs to build me a custom Wookiee sound effects module. I supplied him with four yell sounds and four Wookiee "sentences." All were uncompressed WAV files, 16-bit 44.1kHz (CD quality). I wanted two switches; one to trigger a yell, the other to trigger a sentence.

He delivered and the board was great. My dad and I installed it into project enclosure from radio shack and mounted it along with a small speaker onto a breast strap that sort of resembled a bra. We nicknamed it "The Bro" and "The Manzier."

When connected to a full size speaker it sounded terrific, but the small speaker I had on "The Bro" didn't sound so great, and it wasn't very loud, either. Eventually I just got good at doing the Wookiee sound myself, and sold the unit in 2008.

This is the speaker I used:

It's a common radio shack speaker used by Stormtroopers.

So what has everyone else tried?

I have never tried such innovations but it sounds great. I will surely try to develop same sound system
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