I would like to know if you have any tips to recreate the sound when Gandalf takes Glamdring (the sword at 2:17)?

Or if you have a similar resource to share?

Thank you.

Regards, Samih.

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    Not an answer but it's possibly either something going through a ring modulator or a sample of a metal clang put into a granular/wavetable synthesise... or a combination of the two - I must stress that this is just me guessing - you'd have to experiment to be sure Dec 18, 2021 at 20:54

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First thing it made me think of was a passing jet [basically a dopplered white noise] with a ring-mod or flanger effect.


For Gandalf's sword flying, I would've used the agressive, yet distinct sound of a rocket launching and using a doppler effect and ring modulation to make it less airy and more metallic. Of course it comes to personal preference.


similar to what 7HzResearch said:

  • add a an OSC and make the sound slide to play the same pitch and modify the volume to be similar as well

  • add a bitcrusher and a ring filter

  • automate those effects

  • distort it a little bit

  • add some reverb

here is a demo

or did you mean the metal clang of the sword (any sword) itself only?

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