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Started by The14thDr, Feb 17, 2016, 04:47 pm

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The14thDr

Feb 17, 2016, 04:47 pm Last Edit: Feb 17, 2016, 05:06 pm by The14thDr
There's been a few posts about the sonic sunglasses dotted around the forum, so I thought I'd create a thread to bring all of the information together.
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The sunglasses in the show were a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer RB2140's, with the Ray Ban logo sanded off the arms. Buying a pair of the originals can be quite expensive (upwards of £60-£100+ online), but for UK members, Poundland sells an identical pair of sunglasses.

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
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galacticprobe

Feb 18, 2016, 05:48 am #1 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2016, 05:53 am by galacticprobe
You can get the same style of sunglasses in the US (for us Yanks) at places like Target, Walmart, even dollar stores like Dollar General. Plain old sunglasses like this are in just about every store over here, so if anyone really wants a pair, just look around and you'll find them on the cheap. And the nice thing is you don't even have to modify them; they're 'wear-and-play' (sort of like 'plug-and-play', but wearable). If you want to give the illusion of the "sonic" sound, you can always hide one of those key fobs that has some sonic screwdriver sound on it in your hand, and cleverly press the button while holding the glasses in place on your face.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

The14thDr

Apr 28, 2016, 05:47 pm #2 Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 04:02 pm by The14thDr
Today I created a quick-and-simple sound effect for the sonic sunglasses using Windows Movie Maker.


https://youtu.be/b6wk_671cPo

It's by no means perfect, but if I have more time next week I'll crack out Audacity and give it another go.

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

May 08, 2016, 05:48 pm #3 Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 02:11 pm by The14thDr
Had another go at the sonic sunglasses sounds FX the other day. It's a bit better than the previous version, and I've made 2 instances of the sound; a 2.5 second version and a 3.5 second version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wKwcdacLM

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
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galacticprobe

May 08, 2016, 10:24 pm #4 Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 10:24 pm by galacticprobe
14th, you might want to check your link and edit your post above. The "play" window I get is just a blank white rectangle, and the URL link just takes me to the YouTube home page.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

The14thDr

May 09, 2016, 02:52 pm #5 Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 04:02 pm by The14thDr
I think I've fixed the link in my above post, Dino (if it still doesn't work, let me know).

I had even more spare time this afternoon, so I made a third set of sonic sunglasses sound effects, this time from The Zygon Inversion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEM0wIRFFpg

If anyone can think of any episodes with the sonic sunglasses sound effects (other than Hell Bent, which I'll be working on next), let me know and I'll get to it.
Kind regards, The14thDr :D
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