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Skywalker Sound, formerly known as Sprocket Systems, is the sound effects, sound editing, sound design, sound mixing and music recording division of Lucasfilm. Founded in 1975, the company's main facilities are located at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Lucas Valley, near Nicasio, California.

Skywalker Sound was involved with the debut of many major sound formats, like Dolby Digital ("Ghost Train" trailer), Auro 3D (Red Tails), and Dolby Atmos (Brave).

In 1990, Skywalker Sound essentially collaborated with Sound Ideas Canada Ltd. and created the Lucasfilm Sound Effects Library. Their sound effects can be heard on other sound effects libraries, including the Soundstorm Sound Effects Library.


Over 500 people contributed to Skywalker Sound over the years since 1975. Many came from and/or went on to Zoetrope, Saul Zaentz Film Center, Studio C, Russian Hill Recording, Berkeley Sound Artists, and Kelvin Optical, among other services. (A nearly complete, unofficial list can be found here .)

  • David Acord
  • Christopher Barnett
  • Richard Beggs
  • Tom Bellfort
  • Steve Bissinger
  • Steve Boeddeker
  • Jeremy Bowker
  • Christopher Boyes
  • Ben Burtt
  • David W. Collins
  • Teresa Eckton
  • Bob Edwards
  • Frank Eulner
  • David Farmer
  • Andre Fenley
  • Ryan J. Frias
  • J.R. Grubbs
  • Scott Guitteau
  • Nia Hansen
  • Lora Hirschberg
  • E.J. Holowicki
  • Pete Horner
  • Richard Hymns
  • Leslie Ann Jones
  • Ren Klyce
  • Casey Langfelder
  • Dennis Leonard
  • Michael Levine
  • Scott Levine
  • Tom Myers
  • Al Nelson
  • Tim Nielsen
  • Steve Orlando
  • Kimberly Patrick
  • David Peifer
  • Juan Peralta
  • Travis Powers
  • Brandon Proctor
  • Gary A. Rizzo
  • Bill Rudolph
  • Gary Rydstrom
  • Chris Scarabosio
  • Michael Semanick
  • Michael Silvers
  • Mac Smith
  • Kent Sparling
  • Gary Summers
  • Randy Thom
  • Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
  • Bonnie Wild
  • Dug Winningham
  • Matthew Wood

Sound Effects Used by Skywalker Sound

Here are some non-Skywalker Sound and "stock" sound effects used by Skywalker Sound creatives, in alphabetical order:

Sound Effects Created by Skywalker Sound

Here are a few of sound effects in alphabetical order:

Partial filmography

Any film with an asterisk means that, though Skywalker Sound provided not sound services, a creative worked on it.








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