KITT's Sound Effects - Which is your favourite?

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Which is your favourite KITT sound effect?

The Scanner
36
54%
Turbo Boost
5
7%
Turbine Whine (when KITT passes by the camera)
8
12%
Super Pursuit Mode
3
4%
Speedometer Rising Rapidly (the fast ticking sound)
9
13%
Surveillance Mode
0
No votes
Microjam/Microlock
0
No votes
Monitor (turning on and off when Devon calls)
1
1%
General button noises (like the beeping of telephone keys - also used when KITT swaps between auto and normal cruise)
1
1%
Other (please specify below)
4
6%
 
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KITT's Sound Effects - Which is your favourite?

Post by Sith » Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:53 am

Simple poll. I've added the more common sounds. Which is your favourite, and why? :)

When you first heard these sound effects, how did you feel?

I'm sure I've missed some others, but ten poll options is plenty already. ;) Feel free to mention them below. By the way, I haven't included KITT's voice as the majority of that effect was William Daniels. 8)

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Post by neps » Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:21 am

Surprisingly, the Speedometer ticking sound always did it for me. Just thinking about makes me feel speed for some reason.

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Post by KARR Engineer » Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:15 am

I really like the turbine sound - it is, um, cool.

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Post by Red Rider » Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:55 pm

For me it's the scanner sound.

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Post by lofer » Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:08 pm

for me speedometer... remember the final of "soul survivor" episode... KITT to MK: "¡que sensación de libertad!" and the speedometer sound...
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Post by excalibur » Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:50 pm

I like the scanner sound. It gives an indication of the presence of artificial intelligence, which is what for me is so intriguing about KITT

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Post by KnightRider721 » Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:27 pm

Turbo Boost, no question....whenever I watch KITT flying through the air with that sound going...man...that's good stuff!!!
One of the best Turbo Boosts ever...KITTNap...Kitt jumps from the top level of one parking garage to another...awesome!!!

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Post by Benjamin Knight » Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:59 pm

Is there a all option! KITT isn't KITT without all his sounds. It creates that Knight 2000 thrill!

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Post by dragonball1957 » Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:48 pm

OMG@!!!!! i gota go with the Moderator , I LOVE that Ticking sound . just as he said it gives me a sence of speed . I get a rush felling .

Just like in quake 3 when u hit someone it makes a honking noise .

With that speedomiter , it makes me think kitt is capable of high speeds . And especialy when it makes that sound play for soo long that u sometimes wonder "damn how fast can he keep on going!!!"


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Post by The Real Michael Knight » Sat Jan 17, 2004 5:23 am

Aw man, I like so many sounds, I'll just talk about some of my favorites. Okay one, the scanner sound, that gave KITT a mystic kind of a supernatural presence or aura about KITT. The speedometer ticks, oh yeah, I agree with Neps. It gives me the feel of speed. I also like that sound the accelerator makes when it lights up. Another cool thing about KITT was his 'powering up' sounds. Though they changed throughout the seasons, he always had cool powering up sound effects. Some of them made KITT sound like an 80's video game. Oh, also I love that turbo boost sound when KITT is flying through the air. :D

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Post by ramon88us » Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:22 am

I like the scanner noise and also the noise of the speedometer when KITT speed up in SPM.

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Post by nivek » Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:08 pm

If I had to pick one sound it would be the laser shooting. but I like them all the same

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Post by KARR Engineer » Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:20 pm

The laser shooting sound You can get in MS Powerpoint 2000 as one of the animation sounds.

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Post by Knight Rocker » Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:23 pm

For me, there is nothing like the sound of that sweet turbine engine. I wish I could get my '87 Firebird to have that sound.

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Post by The Real Michael Knight » Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:07 pm

KITT's turbine reminds me of an airline engine. Clearly KITT's turbine is the sound of power.

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Post by KnightGoddess » Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:34 pm

Kitt's scanner sound I just love it :D

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Post by jup » Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:34 pm

Scanner sound, by far.

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Post by Army_F_Body » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:22 pm

Either the orginal KITT turbine start up, from KotP, or the sound he makes when all the SPM stuff pops out.

I wish I could get my '87 Firebird to have that sound

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Post by knighttwothousand » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:14 am

I like all the sounds mentioned above, but i like the Turbo Boost sound the most.The scanner is great too, so is the sppedometer

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Post by Sith » Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:51 pm

Well deserved *bump*.

I really love the SPM start up sounds... make my hair stand on end. lol

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Post by Gonzaloa » Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:31 pm

It's the turbine, when in from of the camera.

Second, the scanner.

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Post by knightendo » Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:24 pm

the scanner noise obviously is right up there, and having to choose between it and turbo boost it really hard, after all the scanner sound IS knight rider, ya know? but i voted turbo boost, not the "whoosh" sound as he leaves the ground but that fantastic noise as he is in the air that first appeared in short notice. such power it seems to exude!
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Re: KITT's Sound Effects - Which is your favourite?

Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:10 pm

My favorite sound is either the sound of the Colonial Viper's engine when the pilot presses the Turbo button -- I mean the sound of KITT's engine when the driver presses the Turbo Boost button -- or when the Cylons' glowing red scanner swishes back and forth -- I mean when KITT's glowing red scanner swishes back and forth. :wink:

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Post by Lost Knight » Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:25 pm

It's gotta be the beloved scanner sound for me. It's unique and gives K.I.T.T. an identity of his own. "Keep your scanners peeled" [wooowoooo]. :D Hearing that you know KITT's on the job and nothing can get by without being detected.

The engine charge during the initiation of Super Pursuit Mode runs a close 2nd for me. Hearing KITT charge up like that with all kinds of things popping out of him is JUST FLAT OUT AWESOME! It gets me pumped up every time I hear it because you know KITT's about to pump out some serious speed! 8)
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Post by MrPayner » Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:11 am

Vote is cast.. SCANNER..

And it's coming a modest 1st position too.. I agree with Lost Knight, "Keep your scanners peeled, buddy" is a great Knight Rider-ism..

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