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The Weird Way Godzilla’s Original Roar Was Created
Godzilla's roar has evolved over the years. The monster's distinctive disyllabic roar was crafted by Akira Ifukube, and originally resembled a shrill "Skreeeonk!"
This was not an easy task to accomplish, especially in 1954, when most creature sounds were created organically with minimal reliance on technological tweaks.
Due to a limited budget and the need to work with what was readily available, Ifukube decided to try to create the sound with a half-broken contrabass lying on-site.
Ifukube made Godzilla's 'melancholy, ear-splitting cry' by drawing a leather glove across the strings of a contrabass and manipulating the resulting sound in an echo chamber.