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I am now creating my first LEGO stop motion animation with sound effects.

I do not want to use a specific language for them speaking. Instead, I am using subtitles. For the talking sound effect, I would like to use the gibberish sound effect that is used in some LEGO-sponsored video games.

I have looked around the web for hours now trying to find this sound effect and, sadly, cannot find it anywhere. Does anybody know where I can find this sound effect?

Does anybody know how I can maybe recreate it?

  • I don't suppose you could upload a clip to YouTube or something so we can hear the exact sound? Which LEGO sponsored video games exactly? – intcreator Sep 8 '15 at 6:01
  • @brandaemon - Gandalf 'talking'; youtu.be/ghUZUpN9rks; 0:38 – Daniel Sep 9 '15 at 0:34
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    If you want I can post this as an answer, but I don't think it's a stock sound effect. Rather, Traveler's Tales records mumbling/grunting gibberish as its style of minifigure speech. I'd recommend taking a microphone and just making up your own sounds for your animation. – intcreator Sep 9 '15 at 1:34
  • Have a look at Brotherhood Workshop, he manages to create a type of gibberish talking by simply mangling how he speaks English – shea Sep 11 '15 at 9:04
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    @Dopapp You won't find Gandalf in a Harry Potter game – shea Sep 11 '15 at 9:04
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There is no one gibberish sound effect for LEGO minifigures.

Traveler's Tales (the developer of many popular LEGO video games) creates its cutscenes with a mime/sound effect style similar to movies found on the LEGO website. Rather than record character voices with words (as Warner Brothers did with The LEGO Movie) Traveler's Tales recorded voice actors to mimic gibberish murmuring, grunting, and other non-lexical sounds.

If you would like to emulate this filmmaking style, I suggest you use a microphone of your own and record the sounds yourself. Have fun!

  • This is not as hard as it sounds. I made a movie with my kids. I was responsible for holding the camera and doing engine sounds. In one scene we had a car, a helicpter and a motor cycle at the same time. The result was quite impressive with only a little adjustments of loudness and panning of the different sound tracks. – Aziraphale Mar 21 '17 at 11:21
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You could try looking for speaking sound recordings on free sound effect websites, like this one. You might use foreign languages too, those have an additional layer of realism over an indiscernible muttering, provide a nice easter egg if they really mean something (just make sure they aren't offensive :D)

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