Tribute to the Wilhelm Scream – Crowdsourced Sound Library
The Wilhelm scream has probably become one of the most famous sound effect in film history. We, sound designers, try to religiously use this original scream in as many projects as possible. But wouldn’t it be fun if every sound designer recorded his own Wilhelm scream as close to the original sound as possible. This way we can use a Wilhelm sound-alike without damaging our wonderful tradition. As a bonus we can send our fellow sound designer an email telling him that you used his scream in project “x”.
More information about the “Wilhelm scream”:
Download the original file:
Crowdsourced Library Submission Process:
Participants will have until June 1st (2014) to contribute. They will deliver the file with the below specifications and receive a download link shortly after the deadline has been reached. Quality control for files will be a concern so please try to deliver a recording that represents itself at a “professional” level.
Please keep file names exactly as in the example below and use underscores instead of spaces when necessary.
My name is Jef Aerts, so my file name will be: scream_JefAerts.wav
If you like to send in more versions of your scream please start with a suffix padding of “0” (01, 02, 03).
It is my intention to add your full name, email address, other contact information and microphone info to the meta-data. Please include a .txt file containing this information.
I thought it would be funny to have a picture to go along with the recordings. Please provide a high quality photo of you or your company logo. This is not a requirement.
All files should be recorded in mono at 96kHz, 24bit. Please send the files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortly after the deadline has been reached I will email contributors a password protected link to the file locations.
I would like to keep this as informal and casual as possible. All contributors to this library are free to use the files in projects as they please. This library is not for resale or to be sold after acquired.
My first attempt to recreate the Wilhelm Scream:
So please comment on this post if you wish to be a contributor. There is no limit of contributors. The deadline is June 1st (2014).