A COLLABORATIVE POST BY SAM BUSEKRUS

 ASSISTANT EDITOR, BOOM BOX POST

Supervising Sound Editor, Tess Fournier, gave us an inside look at some toon sound effects that she recently created!

TESS, TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU CREATED THESE TOON SOUNDS?

For the blinks recording, I took some old recordings that I created in college. I had this melody harp, which is basically a flat wooden board with strings on it and recorded a whole bunch of different string plucks. I tried to get as many variations as I could and then with these string plucks I mixed them with some glass tapping and that is how I got to these blinks!

I had some fun with this next one! For the surprise reaction, I again started with a string pluck which did not really have any variation to it or fluctuation and then drew in some animation to add that fluctuation and then I just pitched it up over time. I also tried experimenting by adding other toony sounds mixed with it to see what I could come up with.

This last one was not much of a process for me. I created my own version of a slide whistle. I just used a pitch pipe and tried out different pitches, not much to it. I think it is a pretty simple but an important toon sound to have!

Let us know what cool toon sounds you have created in the comments section below!

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