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Andy Farnell has a fantastic book called Designing Sound, which details theories of designing procedural sound effects, with methods in Pure Data. Here is a great quote from his practical on Electricity: The sound of a spark in an anechoic chamber is almost an ideal impulse (which is why spark gaps are used to do impulse captures), so the sound of the ...


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Hi + 1 for the delay lines and FM synthesis (I'd use Fm8). Kyma can do just anything so you could replicate a technique or a synth just knowing where to go.


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Ville, have you read this excellent article about Transformers sound design? http://designingsound.org/2010/03/erik-aadahl-special-the-sound-design-of-transformers-exclusive-interview/ It gives some clues, but not much. What surprises me is that I have not seen Kyma mentioned in any interviews about the Transformers sound design. The movie has a lot of "...


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I achieve those sounds in different ways. Ableton Operator, Reaktor, short resonant delay lines and so on. You may start with a simple FM synth, just a carrier and a modulator, and a square LFO on amplitude. Here is a simple raw example made with Operator: http://soundcloud.com/lucacapozzi/ableton-fun-transformers-sound Cheers, Luca


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