The Iconic Sounds Of Star Wars Is Powered By Apple

From Skywalker Ranch to a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
(credit: Apple)

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Arguably, no other movie in cinematic history has sounds that are as recognisable as those that came from the Star Wars universe. 

From the hum of the lightsaber to the screams of a TIE fighter engine and beyond, it all came from the hard work of talented men and women at Skywalker Sound.

Housed in a 153,000-square-foot, red-bricked building at Skywalker Ranch these sound geniuses are assisted by approximately 130 Mac Pro racks, as well as 50 iMac, 50 MacBook Pro, and 50 Mac mini computers, along with a fleet of iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV devices.

(credit: Apple)

So to celebrate Star Wars Day recently, Apple released a short documentary showcasing the iconic sounds of Star Wars, the people who made them and how they did it.  

You can watch the 17-minute video called Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound, right on YouTube.

The cast is a lineup of sound royalty, including Gary Rydstrom, Al Nelson, André Fenley, Baihui Yang, Bonnie Wild, Chris Scarabosio, Danielle Dupre, Matthew Wood, Randy Thom, Ryan Frias, Shelley Roden, and Tom Myers, along with the general manager of Skywalker Sound, Josh Lowden.

Want to know more? Check out the Uncovering the sounds of a galaxy far, far away with Mac feature, here.

Meanwhile, on 9 May, there will be a virtual Today at Apple session with sound designer and re-recording mixer Leff Lefferts from Skywalker Sound.

Alongside Apple Creative Pros, Leff will teach viewers how to create their own sound effects using GarageBand. Join in at

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