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Thread: Thief chimes in Pet Sematary (1989)

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    Thief chimes in Pet Sematary (1989)

    So the Thief chime sound was earlier used in Pet Sematary. Skip to around 1:39 to hear it:



    I imagine it was part of some old stock audio pack. Was just watching the movie earlier and was surprised to hear it.

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    Registered: Oct 2018
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    It isn't part of a stock audio library. This is the 'M01 65 WindBells' instrument from the Korg M1 synthesizer, released in 1988. All you have to do is press the right note and this sequence of chimes will play.

    Eric Brosius used the same synth for many of the Thief ambients. For example, the distinctive Bonehoard stings can be quickly recreated using the 'M02 10 The Deep' preset.

    More recreations can be found here:

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    Thanks for posting that, really interesting. I would put money on it being the same keyboard that Terri Brosius (née Barous) played in their band before joining Looking Glass, Tribe, as pictured here (pretty sure that's the KORG logo under some tape or something): http://tribe.stevelatham.net/sl/02_JPG.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBogan View Post
    It isn't part of a stock audio library. This is the 'M01 65 WindBells' instrument from the Korg M1 synthesizer, released in 1988. All you have to do is press the right note and this sequence of chimes will play.

    Eric Brosius used the same synth for many of the Thief ambients. For example, the distinctive Bonehoard stings can be quickly recreated using the 'M02 10 The Deep' preset.

    ...
    Fascinating, thank you. I wonder if there's a Korg M1 player software, imagine the possibilities for new ambients for FM's...

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    Location: Montpellier, France
    There is.

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    Looking Glass did, however, make extensive use of stock sound libraries. I've recognized many Thief and SS2 sound effects from the Sound Ideas library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azaran View Post
    Fascinating, thank you. I wonder if there's a Korg M1 player software, imagine the possibilities for new ambients for FM's...
    I'm pretty sure this virtual instrument version is what's being used in the demo video.

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    Sorry for hijacking this topic but since we already figured out that Eric Brosius was using the Korg M1 plus expansion cards for creating some of the Thief in-game sounds I just stumbled across this while listening to some demo songs of the now free Propellerheads ReBirth RB-338:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Dwgpvjn1g
    Listen to the section starting at 1:42.

    I slowed it down and removed the drums: https://www.jaybmusic.net/Upload/pla...=ReBrosius.mp4

    I wonder who stole from whom as this song was apparently released in 1998.

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    Location: Edmonton
    This thread is great. And I need to find a Korg M1.

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    On this subject, would anyone know if tension3.wav is from the above libraries or stock sounds? i actually came across it uncompressed in a camping anime of all things this year lol

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    Location: Montpellier, France
    Speaking of weird places where Thief sounds are used, the loot sound from Thief 1 and 2 is used in the South Park episode that features Russell Crowe's show Fightin' Around The World prominently (skip to 1:37).


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    I've mentioned this before, but some of the old Film4 logos use a sound also heard in Escape! This is a video of the history of the logos. See the two logos from about 1m in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigam View Post
    I've mentioned this before, but some of the old Film4 logos use a sound also heard in Escape! This is a video of the history of the logos. See the two logos from about 1m in.
    I think I remember hearing that in Shaun of the Dead as well

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    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    I had posted a video a while back from Shaun Of The Dead with that SFX sound. Can't get the clip online now, but it's the "Flowers for Mum" scene. Shaun is buying flowers and notices a tramp outside munching on a pigeon and the SFX plays. The sound is from a popular SFX package from the 90s, I believe.
    Last edited by Purgator; 11th Jul 2021 at 04:31.

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    Location: Montpellier, France
    Yup, it's also used in Dungeon Keeper 2 when the Fear Traps activate.

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    Registered: Jan 2011
    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    The link below directs to Soundeffects wiki.
    The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library
    Quite a few effects come from this pack. Muzman had revealed this in an old post. Cheers Muzzy!
    As Dirk stated, a lot of our favourite Thiefy sounds emanate from the Korg M1. Quite the magpies, these LGS folk!
    Edit: Example: RES/snd/SFX/DOORS10
    DOOR CASTLE CLOSE 02
    That CD SFX Library pack is cool, but by jingo is it expensive.
    Last edited by Purgator; 12th Jul 2021 at 14:29.

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