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This is a Skywalker Sound sound effect, probably created by Ben Burtt and Randy Thom, 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!"

Random fun fact: It seems that either Ben Burtt or Randy Thom use this for the ship shields blastering the bolts from hitting the walls.

This can be considered one of the most popular sound effect in the Skywalker Sound library, due to its common use in the Star Wars franchise.

Similar Variations

Used In

TV Shows

Movies

Theme Parks

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

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Audio Samples

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