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Old 11-09-2012, 08:19 AM
Tom K. Tom K. is offline
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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Do you recall the CNBC documentary on BMW and the segment about the sound engineer who 'designs' all the chimes? I maintain that he failed at his job. If you have ever had the seatbelt gong/ low fuel gong/ and snowflake gong happen simultaneously, it is apparent that these should have been designed as a harmonic arpeggio. It would have much more impact and be so much more understandable why the car is emulating the noises made by a Las Vegas slot machine hitting the jackpot.
+1. But, being a musician & composer, I'd caution you not to blame the sound designer as I'm sure his work had to be approved by some mid level manager with a tin ear.

Tom
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