Synth panel overlay maker Graydon Audio shared this look at synthesizing the iconic THX Deep Note sound logo, using a Behringer Neutron synthesizer.
The Neutron is multi-tracked to create the multiple voices and pitches of the original:
The THX Deep Note was composed by Lucasfilm sound engineer Dr. James Moorer and was first screened at the start of the 1983 premiere of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. It remains one of the most recognizable sonic identities in the world.
12 thoughts on “Synthesizing The THX Deep Note With A Behringer Neutron Synthesizer”
Dam, I guess the only reason I haven’t looking into the neutron was because the color looks so bad. I saw this and was instantly interested. It even sounds better now too.
Who woulda thunk it!
Was just going to comment on the same thing. Kudos to whoever designed this overlay.
Behringer should stick to copying other people’s stuff.
That was cool to hear what the different layers sound like. I wonder how many desktop audio enthusiasts have those pentagonal small plant houses? It seems like it’s become the *thing*.
Yea… together with a vintage carpet for people´s music room/studio
The Blacktron sounds so much better!
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Thanks for the post, Synthopia! I really enjoyed putting this together.
When I first got my Neutron out of the box, I was really impressed with the sound. Yes, I’ve updated my firmware (awful process!) but that really didn’t change its excellent sound.
A while back, I found “Metastasis” (1955) by Iannis Xenakis, while reading about music theory. I listened to the opening, and I thought, “hmm, familiar….” Then I found “Spaced,” from Beaver and Krause’s album, “In a Wild Sanctuary.” (1970)
Draw your own conclusions about the origin of the THX Deep Note…
At 6:54 of this video I did this live with the DeepMind 12, no multitracking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcT1qoN4Shs
Well the company did’t have much taste and made their logo the most bright thing on the panel. No buy.