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This is a Skywalker Sound sound effect, probably created by Ben Burtt, and debuted in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). It might be considered as an stock sound effect though.

Very many variants of this sound were made by Skywalker Sound; some sound effects clusters by Skywalker Sound that have this sound are listed below.

It includes an element that sounds similar to but should not be confused with SKYWALKER, ELECTRICITY - ELECTRIC 'FRAP' ZAP in a high pitch. It's often used in various pitches for lightsaber clashes in most Star Wars media.

Info

Sound Effects Description

A series of electrical popping and chattering with a loud, hyper-realistic "voom" like sound effect. It sounds like this: "PA-CH-OW-OO-OOHM!"

Fun Fact: It seems that either Ben Burtt or Randy Thom use the ship shields to blaster the bolts from hitting the walls.

This is a popular sound effect in Skywalker Sound projects, namely the Star Wars franchise.

Similar Variations

Used In

TV Shows

Movies

Theme Parks

  • Space Race Ride (1993) (Rides)

Shorts

Video Games

Promos

Bumpers

Commercials

  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (2015-) (Commercials)

Trailers

  • Red Tails (2012) (Trailers)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) (Trailers)
  • Santikos Theatres Policy Trailer (1988 or 1989) (Trailers)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront Cinematics (2015)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (Trailers)

TV Spots

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (TV Spots)

Other Media

YouTube Videos

  • Hitler's Pencil of Doom XV
  • Hitler's Pencil of Doom XVI
  • Hitler's Pencil of Doom XVII
  • Hitler's Pencil of Doom XVIII
  • Hitler's Pencil of Doom XIX
  • Hoffy1138
  • Pencil of Doom Ad
  • WhitneyGoLucky

Anime

Image Gallery

SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 07/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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