Hey people, this is Alex Roman here, and I will share my opinion on common (or otherwise) stock sound effects heard in media today.
- Hanna-Barbera cartoon SFX - Not only do they remind me of stuff like The Flintstones, but they're also heard in my (new) favorite show, Heathcliff (1984 TV Series), so they make me think of that cartoon.
- Elektra Records, Hyena - I really like the reverb and suspense in this sound effect like it immerses me to some dark jungle or somewhere and it gives me memories of the It's A Big Big World website on PBS Kids.
- HollywoodEdge (Europe Edition), Roland UK - Tiger Ferocious Roar
- Hollywoodedge, Bird Rooster 2 Crow PE021501 - This one is good because it reminds me of SpongeBob SquarePants whenever the rooster crows and in the PBS Kids game Curious George: Cows Don't Quack (Online Game).
- Hollywoodedge, Bull Roar Medium Pers PE022301 - I heard it in Zootopia and it reminds me of Cheif Bogo.
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 - I know a lot of folks on this site dislike this sound, but I can tolerate it good.
- Hollywoodedge, Chimpanzee Screeche PE026201 - I like this one because it reminds me of Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Shor AT043401 - This one is gold because it reminds me of The Croods (2013) and Zootopia (2016).
- Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043801 - I really love this one because it reminds me of Living Books: Arthur's Reading Race and I feel nostalgic to that game because I used to play it when I was little.
- Sound Ideas, ANIMAL, MONKEY - VARIOUS SCREAMS, APE - At first, I thought this was a sound I vaguely remembered, but now I think of it as the sound used for the monkeys in the Rio movies and for the gorillas in Tarzan (1999).
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING - It reminds me of Baby Noah.
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - TRAIN WHISTLE, HIGH - I like this one because for some reason, it reminds me of Thomas. I respect Arielle's opinion on it.
- Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING, THREE TIMES, ANIMAL - I used to not like that one, but I changed my mind about it since I re-watched the Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs Happy Meal commercial. It reminds me of Baby Noah: Animal Expedition (2004) (Videos) and the All Stars Action HB logo.
- Sound Ideas, LION - ROARING, ANIMAL, CAT - This one is decent because like the HB elephant sound, guves me memories of Baby Noah.
- Wilhelm Scream - Popular? Yes. Necessarily bothers me? No. I heard it when the snail got crushed in Sing (2016).
Hit or Miss
- Hollywoodedge, School Bell Long Ring PE193201 - It's getting a bit overused and reminds me of Glee or whatnot. I don't necessarily hate it though.
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING - The tone of this sound effect is sad, but I only like it because it reminds me of Arthur whenever Baby Kate cries.
- Sound Ideas, SHEEP - ADULT CALLING, ANIMAL - I have had mixed feelings about this sound in the past, so I consider this one a hit or miss for me.
- Sound Ideas, STEREO, TURNTABLE - NEEDLE SCRATCHING RECORD, RECORD PLAYER 02 - It's kinda scary, but it didn't bother me much in the past.
- Sound Ideas, HORSE - EXTERIOR: WHINNY, ANIMAL 06 - Ugh, it's that strong and swift tone that bugs me about this sound. Let's not forget that it's getting old as it was done to death in many modern history/fantasy films like those movies you watched in History class in middle/high school (i.e. Braveheart (1995)). I prefer Sound Ideas, HORSE - INTERIOR: WHINNY, ANIMAL 02/01 and non-Series 6000 horse noises.
- Sound Ideas, COW - SINGLE MOO, ANIMAL 02/01 - This, especially the 2nd sample, is hands down, the most annoying cow sound ever. It's the descent that annoys me the most and tons of TV and shows use it and it especially runs rampant in preschool shows. I sometimes used to cry after hearing this noise. I prefer the cow sounds from Premiere Edition 1, Animal Trax, Super Single, and Hanna Barbera.
The Worst one of them All
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, ROOSTER - MORNING CALL, ANIMAL 01 - OH MY GOSH!!! No words can describe how godawful this one is!!! It's shrill, piercing (like a drill going through your brain), all that. It's so bad!! DX DX. I used to cry after hearing this sound effect, especially by accident!!!! Even worse, there's another copy of this sound effect in its library. UGH!! It's so sad that Nelvana shows overuse this dumpster fire. I also heard it from cuccos when my brother played Ocarina of Time. This one sucks @**. It gives Baby Kate and CTAY a run for their money.