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kitts scanner where did they get the sound for it?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:12 am
by rhdaussiekitt
g'day,
i love kitts scanner noise, id like to know
where they came up with the sound for it?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:19 am
by LadyV2000
don't know, but ti's probably one of the coolest sounds ever. gives me goosebumps ;)

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:24 am
by HondaSiR
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.

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:51 am
by djshag69
anyone know of a place to download the sound?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:29 pm
by Garthe Knight

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:05 pm
by knightdriver
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:

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:08 am
by chrisebourg
That Scanner noise really gives K.I.T.T. an attitude sometimes :)

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:37 am
by Knight Racer
When I was a kid,I always thought the turbo boost sound came from some lous vaccum.

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:47 pm
by Deferranfan1
It reminds me of all the cool sounds they found from crazy thing for the star wars movies.

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:33 pm
by walter h. anderson
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.

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:48 pm
by knightdriver
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

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:53 pm
by PBH
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.

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:41 pm
by walter h. anderson
Sorry, KnightDriver.
I didn't read your first post, so I'll just grab my leg and try to kick myself on the butt.

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:47 am
by aussieknight
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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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:49 am
by Dave Knight
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.

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:43 am
by knightdriver
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.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:22 am
by Dave Knight
Thats what im here for 8)