Wilhelm Scream

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Sounds can make visuals come to life. But what about sounds that have made many visuals come to life? Wilhelm scream is one such example of a sound that has been used in multiple films to represent a similar moment — someone dying or getting hurt — but every time with a different visual.

It kind of became a gag among sound designers to place it to the film for other audiophiles to notice. I'm sure you have heard this scream as well. If you think you haven't, take a look at this video:

In the effort to ensure that such legendary sounds are restored from their original archives, Soundly supports projects like the Sunset Library that preserve the history of sound effects. To know more, make sure to check out the blog post here: The Legendary Wilhelm Scream