Destiny’s Sound Effects Come from Cats, Tinfoil, and…Vegetables?

Did you hear that?

Destiny is arguably one of the biggest games ever released and whilst it may not have been what everyone wanted, it’s still a hugely important game which millions of gamers play everyday. With its sci-fi setting, ace shooting mechanics, and addicting leveling up system, it’s not hard to see why the game’s so popular.

Destiny also boasts an impressive atmosphere that draws players in and immerses them in the word (or galaxy) around them. Sound plays a vital role in a game’s atmosphere and Destiny nails this, whether its the sound of gunfire or the haunting score. The game certainly sounds great, but you may be surprised at what it is you’re actually hearing.

In an interview with Mashable, Bungie’s Audio Director, C Paul Johnson, revealed that some of the sounds in Destiny were made from the likes of tin foil, big cats, and even vegetables.

“The sound of anything transmatting is something I came up with a couple years ago,” said Johnson. “It’s a combination of vegetables sizzling in a skillet and tinfoil. If you take tinfoil and pull it out and crunch it, you get all this cool metallic high end. Then taking that, making a mix of it and running it through, like, doppler plugins so you fake pitch and distance changes on it.”

Johnson went on to reveal that the sound of electricity warping is actually processed audio of Styrofoam being crushed. He also explained that modified big cat roars were used to get the sound of Vex. Pretty cool, eh?

Next time you’re playing Destiny, just remember that the cool sounds you’re hearing are probably made from the audio of a burping rat or an angel’s humming.

[Source: Mashable]

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