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CHAPTER 6

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Sonic Interfaces

What Counts? 110

Sound Effects 110

Ambient Sound 112

Directional Sound 112

Music Interfaces 114

Voice Interfaces 115

Sonic Interfaces: Hearing Is Believing 124

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Figure 6.1The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).

After the alien Klaatu is shot by a nervous soldier, his robot companion, Gort, appears menacingly from within the landed spacecraft. Its visor slowly rises to reveal a disintegration beam, which Gort uses to begin destroying all weapons in sight, including artillery and a tank. Klaatu, wanting to de-escalate the ...

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