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kitts scanner where did they get the sound for it?

Post by rhdaussiekitt » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:12 am

g'day,
i love kitts scanner noise, id like to know
where they came up with the sound for it?
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Post by LadyV2000 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:19 am

don't know, but ti's probably one of the coolest sounds ever. gives me goosebumps ;)
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Post by HondaSiR » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:24 am

AFAIK, KITT's scanner sound is not original, it came from the late 70's sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica (also from Universal Studios). The Cylons there had a red scanner on their heads just like KITT, and it also sounds the same. I think Glen Larson liked the scanner and sound effects from that show and incorporated it in Knight Rider.

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Post by djshag69 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:51 am

anyone know of a place to download the sound?

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Post by knightdriver » Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:05 pm

Actually,

KITT scanner sound was recreated after the Pilot Epsiode. In the Pilot
episode, they used the same Cylon warble (scanner sound) as in
Battlestar Galactica.

Once the series was picked up, they changed the scanner sound into
what we recognize today! Deeper, louder, and not as robotic as in
Battlestar.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. :wink:
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Post by chrisebourg » Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:08 am

That Scanner noise really gives K.I.T.T. an attitude sometimes :)

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Post by Knight Racer » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:37 am

When I was a kid,I always thought the turbo boost sound came from some lous vaccum.

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Post by Deferranfan1 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:47 pm

It reminds me of all the cool sounds they found from crazy thing for the star wars movies.
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Post by walter h. anderson » Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:33 pm

knightdriver wrote:Actually,

KITT scanner sound was recreated after the Pilot Epsiode. In the Pilot
episode, they used the same Cylon warble (scanner sound) as in
Battlestar Galactica.

Once the series was picked up, they changed the scanner sound into
what we recognize today! Deeper, louder, and not as robotic as in
Battlestar.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. :wink:


I thought that KITT's scanner sounded different from "Galactica". The Cylons' eye scanner sounded more like a flute or the sound from one of those old "Star Wars" lightsaber toys where the sword was hollow inside.
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Post by knightdriver » Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:48 pm

walter h. anderson wrote:
knightdriver wrote:Actually,

KITT scanner sound was recreated after the Pilot Epsiode. In the Pilot
episode, they used the same Cylon warble (scanner sound) as in
Battlestar Galactica.

Once the series was picked up, they changed the scanner sound into
what we recognize today! Deeper, louder, and not as robotic as in
Battlestar.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. :wink:


I thought that KITT's scanner sounded different from "Galactica". The Cylons' eye scanner sounded more like a flute or the sound from one of those old "Star Wars" lightsaber toys where the sword was hollow inside.


Re-read my post. KITTs scanner sound was different than Battlestar
with the exception of the Pilot Episode. In the Pilot, they used the
cylon style warble sound effect. That changes once the series aired.

Sorry for the confusion....... :D
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Post by PBH » Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:53 pm

This begs the question. How was the sound originally created?

I noticed that on Knight Rider The Game the have the sound while you go through certain menu selections & its very clean. Of course, I'm sure hat it's fully digital at this point.
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Post by walter h. anderson » Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:41 pm

Sorry, KnightDriver.
I didn't read your first post, so I'll just grab my leg and try to kick myself on the butt.
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Post by aussieknight » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:47 am

Try playing the sound sped up with Sound Recorder. It sounds like a stick being whipped past a mic. I reckon they just slowed it down.
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Post by Dave Knight » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:49 am

knightdriver wrote:Actually,

KITT scanner sound was recreated after the Pilot Epsiode. In the Pilot
episode, they used the same Cylon warble (scanner sound) as in
Battlestar Galactica.

Once the series was picked up, they changed the scanner sound into
what we recognize today! Deeper, louder, and not as robotic as in
Battlestar.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. :wink:


actually you are a bit off i just watched the pilot ep and the scene where kitt powers up and busts michael out of jail and the scanner sound is the SAME as the rest of the series
now the secen wehre you you first see kitts light up scanner that is the old battle star galactica cylon sound.
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Post by knightdriver » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:43 am

Dave Knight wrote:
knightdriver wrote:Actually,

KITT scanner sound was recreated after the Pilot Epsiode. In the Pilot
episode, they used the same Cylon warble (scanner sound) as in
Battlestar Galactica.

Once the series was picked up, they changed the scanner sound into
what we recognize today! Deeper, louder, and not as robotic as in
Battlestar.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. :wink:


actually you are a bit off i just watched the pilot ep and the scene where kitt powers up and busts michael out of jail and the scanner sound is the SAME as the rest of the series
now the secen wehre you you first see kitts light up scanner that is the old battle star galactica cylon sound.


Thats what I was refering to. I should have specified myself a bit more.
The original promo cut together (the begining) had the cylon sound.

Thanks for the correction.
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Post by Dave Knight » Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:22 am

Thats what im here for 8)
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