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Old 19th January 2018, 04:26 PM
Mexican Bandit
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Default THAT... U.F.O. sound

Hi , New member here,
I.ve asked the question on other UFO forums , but as yet , no definite answer,
I am fascinated by the sound made by the UFO, I really would like to know how that sound was made, specific instrument and method if possible,
i ve established that there are 2 sounds mixed together , the underlying sounding rather like a child's pump handled spinning top . ( which would make sense) . The other metallic Xmod sweep is the sound that grabs my attention. I am a synthesizer programmer and have "sort of" roughly made the sound ,
If anyone can offer specific "this is how it was made" info, i would be very grateful
many thanks
here is the link to the sound I made. ( which isn't right )
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Old 19th January 2018, 11:51 PM
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Jason Smith
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Default UFO Sound

Thatís really brilliant

Well done

Itís very close to original
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Old 20th January 2018, 07:33 PM
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Thank you . Any idea on the original?
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Old 21st January 2018, 11:12 AM
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I believe Barry Gray used an Ondes Martenot in some of his work. He included this instrument on the soundtrack of UFO as well as in his earlier work. He probably used this to create many elements of the UFO sound.

Although I suspect he also added other effects including good old fashioned Tape Echo too.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for that . I believe also that a moog Theramin may have been used, im familiar with the sound of the Ondes, I cant see that it would the machine used for the metallic sounds made by the UFO craft, i think also , the sound of the moonhopper maybe the UFO sound slowed down
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