Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: The "backwards" speech & other effects
From: jsd@GAFFA.MIT.EDU (Sassy Orange Downfall)
Date: 1990-04-30, 06:40
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: gaffa!jsd (Jon Drukman)

In article <7009@odin.corp.sgi.com> archer@sgi.com (Archer Sully) writes:
> >There's an even easier way to do this, using guitar effects.  In fact, there
> >is a box made by  that reverses attacks, and strangely enough
> >if you plug a microphone through it you end up sounding just like the people
> >in the dream sequence. 

I have one of these boxes.  It's called a Midiverb II by Alesis and it
has all sorts of "reverse" programs but none of them sound the way the
speech on the show did.  These boxes tend to reverse the sounds
*after* they've been made so you get someone saying "peanut" for
example and then immediately afterward you hear "tuneap."

Lynch went the more difficult route - the actors learned the lines
backwards and recorded them that way.

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