Know That THX 'Sound' Before Movies? That's Actually 20,000 Lines Of Code

April 11, 2015 10:19 PM

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RATH: Don't get excited. NPR is not coming to you now in 7.1 surround sound, although that would be cool. Actually, we wanted to play you the new version of that THX sound logo you hear before movies. The company says the new version is intensely more complex, taking the audience on an epic sensory journey.

: But I think the original is more impressive, since it was so much harder to create. Digital audio engineer James A. Moorer created the new sound and the original back in 1982. Back then, if you wanted a digital editing system, you pretty much had to build the software and the hardware.

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