This Is How Square Enix Makes Final Fantasy XIII Sound Effects

By Spencer . July 21, 2009 . 7:40am

Square Enix posted a behind the scenes look at Final Fantasy XIII’s foley sound studio. Staff tasked with this job have to recreate sound effects with ordinary items.


As an example, clanking PSI-COM footsteps are made by a foley artist shaking metal gauntlets. Multiple rattling sound effects were recorded and synchronized to make each soldier sound like an individual.



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Those are photos of Final Fantasy XIII’s foley sound studio. Square Enix wants you to guess what the equipment is used for.

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  • Josh

    Awesome, so that’s how it’s done.

  • Aoshi00

    I’m always amazed by these foley sound effects, especially in Hollywood movies where every single sound is recorded afterwards, like breaking several pieces of celery to imitate bone-breaking effect, things one normally can’t imagine. Heavenly Swords has a video showing how all the swords clanks were done too, it’s very imaginative.

    So only clapping gauntlets huh, that’s pretty close to the metallic boots.. I remember Disney has this wheel-like thing against a metal sheet to make thundering sound.

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