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The original Wilhelm Scream recording session

🔗 a link post linking to blog.freesound.org

I was really intrigued to hear the original recording of the famous Wilhelm Scream, including the context and direction given to the performer. Craig Smith is an audio preservationist and took great pains and care to get the audio from the Sunset Editorial Sound Effects Library collection of tapes, which were used in many TV since the 60’s – the most famous sound being the Wilhelm Scream.

Craig uploaded the sounds to freesound.org under a public domain license, and I used ffmpeg to transform the .wav file to a .mp3 so that you can play the original Wilhelm Scream recording session right here:

Converted with the terminal command:

ffmpeg -i scream.wav -vn -ar 48000 -ac 1 -b:a 192k scream.mp3

Found via waxy.org.