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More Random Sounds Make Up Godzilla’s Iconic Roar Than You Might Think
Since Godzilla's inception in 1954, the monster has retained the same roar, with the sound only undergoing remixes. It's a high-pitched wail undergirded by a feral growl.
For the 2014 "Godzilla," filmmakers had to develop a newly recorded, remixed version of the famed "Skreeonk" that Godzilla fans expected. It was a challenging feat.
Sound designers Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl said there was a tricky balance between the vast combination of animal and non-animal sounds they mixed.
Van der Ryn and Aadahl scraped drumheads, opened creaky doors, and even used specialized scientific microphones that could capture noises beyond the human ear's detection.
They then remixed those sounds into audible frequencies and blended them in, creating sounds "That really people have never heard before," as Van der Ryn said.
Since they wanted their sounds to be as loud as possible, Van der Ryn and Aadahl were granted temporary access to the same speakers used for Rolling Stones concerts.