That Light Saber Sound

The Skywalker Sound Blog has a feature on the legendary Light Saber sound:

The Lightsaber sound. What more can be said about one of the most iconic sounds in one of the most iconic sagas in film history? Rather than retread what has already been discussed about these futuristic swords of light, this month’s blog entry is a convenient roundup of resources available on the web about how this sound was created, and how you can make similar sounds using easily available and inexpensive gear.

Hop on over to the site for the full lowdown on this classic sound.

Also, sound designer Darren Blondin has launched a very thorough investigation into how to make those sabers hum – have a peek as well.