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Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 | 2 comments

Wired Magazine: Ben Burtt Talks "The Sounds of Star Wars" Book

Wired has published an exclusive video featuring Ben BurttRandy Thom and the guys behind the sound of “Star Wars: Clone Wars” (Matthew Wood and David Acord)  talking about the recently announced “The Sounds of Star Wars” book from J.W Rinzler and the legacy of the Star Wars sounds. There are also several video footage of the original recording sessions that Ben and Randy had in those days (Pretty nice to se those tapes rolling, huh?).

We have some issues with the video embed codes, but you can see the video here.

By the way, I received my copy of the book some days ago, and its really fascinating!! It’s a must-have for any on this sound design and recording world. You’ll find tons of amazing stories from Ben Burtt, lots of pictures and beautiful graphic content, and 256 fantastic sounds. The quality of the speaker is ok, but it has an external 1/8″ connection, so you’ll hear the sounds pretty well.

The Sounds of Star Wars


  1. I just got my copy a couple of days ago, and have been going through it kind of slowly so far, but I agree. Very interesting info and anecdotes throughout. There are tons of quotes from Ben Burtt in there as well. The book is a very worthy purchase for any sound geek out there.

  2. I love Star Wars… I was a kid and totally immersed in the Star Wars Universe. And still today I would say that the sound effects of Star Wars are the best there have ever been. This vibrant, rusty, full sound … a Tie Fighter Fly By, a laser sword… unbelievable…

    thanks for getting this interview to my attention



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