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Wilhelm cry was made by the actor Sheb Wooley. Its first use dates from 1951 - the movie "The Adventures of Captain Wyatt". Since then, it has been popularized by Ben Burtt on the saga Star Wars and in several hundred movies, series, commercials and video games. More infos :

Duration: 00:01
UCS Category: Voices / Scream (VOXScrm) (?)The UCS, for "Universal Category System", is a public domain initiative by Tim Nielsen, Justin Drury and Kai Paquin, among others. This is a list of fixed and consistent categories for classifying sound effects. It provides consistency in a filename structure to make naming and categorizing easier for anyone who maintains their own personal or professional library. This sound library meets the UCS 8.2 categorization. Click to display the full UCS list.
Type: Alone sound
Channels: Monophonic (?)- Monophonic : Is single-channel. Typically there is only one microphone, one loudspeaker.
- Stereophonic : Is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of directionality and audible perspective.
- Ambisonic : aims to create a multi-channel sound space. Used, for example, in virtual reality.

Conditions: Studio (?)A "studio" sound has been recorded in a reverb-free place.

An "outdoor" sound contains disruptive elements. The sound is not totally pure. There is sometimes a little wind, some rumors, etc.

A "indoor" sound usually contains a strong reverb. It can not, for example, be used to sound an image taken outdoors.

Sampling Rate: 44,100 Hz (?)Search : Defines the number of samples per seconds taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. The unit for sampling rate is hertz.

- 44,100 Hz : CD Audio quality.
- 48,000 Hz : The standard used by professional digital video equipment such as tape recorders, video servers, vision mixers and so on.
- 96,000 Hz : DVD-Audio, some LPCM DVD tracks, BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc) audio tracks, HD DVD (High-Definition DVD) audio tracks.

Bit depth: 16 Bits (?)More : In digital audio, bit depth describes the number of bits of information recorded for each sample.

- 16 bits : CD quality audio. A standard used by media professionals.
- 24 bits : DVD-Audio, which can support up to 24-bit audio.

Author: Joseph SARDIN

Sound n°: 477


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Iconic. i always try to work at least one into every film project i work on. :)

That was a bite of 1951

Never gets old




Exacty what it says it is

:) very good

It is so classy and funny i l.o.v.e it.

So good!!!! i now have this as my roblox death sound!!!

I used this in one of my stop motion videos and it’s just an absolute classic!

Amazing reminds me of my childhood

This is so funny!

The oldest meme in history. literally, the oldest. i promise you have heard this sound more times than you can possibly recall.


In all action movies


Swapped may mac os volue indicator sound with that. totally worth it

It's the sound allright

Old people smell funny.

Good point in general

Always in my phone notifications :v

Funny as hell though #reach academy

I love it

Die you

Boi wow

I've heard this scream a billion times.seriously, why is it so funny?

Not again

Compressed to death, then unpacked to wav! you can get higher quality elsewhere


My brother downloaded this and i like listening to music on the bus so i played the first sound there i got into trouble but its great

Clone scream


I use in cartoon



Une masterclass











Robertot est débile nul germain

Cool cool



Cut out following the dots