Whether you like the films or not, the sound design in Transformers is pretty impressive! G. W. Childs IV gets granular in his quest to emulate the Transformer effects using NI's Skanner XT.  
SFX bank.
The Morpher.
Select patch 2.
The speed knob.

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More


Dave DeLizza
It's nice to see Skanner getting some love on here. I can't understand how people aren't freaking out about it, i use it nearly everyday for sfx stuff. More of these little tricks would be great!
Gary Hiebner
Great article! I'm in the mood now to watch Transformers while playing Skanner XT.

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