Are there secrets to "iconic sounds"? Or is it just a lot of trial and error?
I mean like "title effects" of some computer games? Some of them sound so "perfect" and like they don't resemble anything "easily distinguishable".
Does this suggest that they're a result of a long effort? Like e.g. months on just a single effect? Several resamples.
Still they're technically probably not complex, since some of these have been produced in early 90s for example.
So how would one create iconic sounds using 90s gear? Just sample, filter, pitch, cut, layer?