Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Cliff_prime, Jan 8, 2011.
I really like Dr claw soundwave he's perfect for bay film
Anybody like Dr claw soundwave?
I prefer his voice un-filtered, if that's what you mean.
It wasn't his Dr. Claw voice I can tell you, far more subdued and monotone, but similar. I think it fits perfect for movie Soundwave.
sorry all my friends say Dr claw soundwave when ever they see soundwave
If by Dr. Claw you mean his voice in ROTF, I'm all for it. It really suited him perfectly!
As much as I'd have loved to hear that melodious vocoder effect in a live action film, I like the unaltered voice. It makes him kinda scary because of how silent he is.
"Soundwave acknowledges...pursue her...RETRIEVE IT."
I like his unfiltered voice but I wouldn't complain if they added some processing beneath it, much like the way they've processed the transmissions he replays in Transformers: Prime.
I noticed there was a lot less filtering in rotf than in the first movie just in general. particularly with starscream and megs.
I agree with the above poster. It would be cool if they recorded 'dr. claw' soundwave, took that exact recording, vocoded it, then played both at the same time.
I loved it! Would be cool to make it sound like it's a metallic voice coming from a metal voice box instead of flesh. Just a little hint though.
EDIT: Where did you get that second pic??? I've never seen that before.
Soundwave's voice would have been the single thing I would have changed in that movie. I too thought of Dr. Claw when I heard it, so I couldn't get that out of my head. It should have been vocoded.
I think the original soundwave voice was frank welker doing Dr. Claw and then vocoded over. So in rotf it is Dr. Claws's voice.
The voice is fine, just could have been a little vocoded/scrambled for that robotic character.
I've always liked the vocoder voice better because it was one of those things that helped the character to stand out. I've got nothing against the Dr. Claw voice because it worked well enough on Inspector Gadget to make it one of the iconic cartoon voices of the era but for Soundwave I just like more of a machine sound to the voice.
Although it could have been worse they could have used autotune
Glad it was Welker, Dr Claw voice didn't bother me but would've preferred the vocoder voice. Yet another cost-free opportunity to thrill G1 fans completely overlooked.
ROTF Soundwave was much better than DOTM Soundwave. Seeing him as a car just felt weird. I wanted to put him out of his misery. Seriouslly. If Bay wanted him to be an earth vehicle than Soundwave should've been a spy plane and make the car a separate character or a minicon.
I thought it was alright. Would I prefer the G1 effect? Yeah, but that's not to say this was bad. I thought it worked well in the movie.
I really really love it as well, one of my favorite movie voices. It suits his design perfectly. His G1 voice is cool, but it wouldnt have fit movie Soundwave at all.
This.........that's why it was a good voice!!!
Just curious but why do you think it would not have fit the movie version of the character?
Honestly, I think I've grown to prefer him with the Dr. Claw voice over his edited voice in G1. It makes him less of a computer and more of a character.
Several reasons. First of all, its seems to me Soundwaves movie design is too "grand" for such a voice. Not only does Soundwave have a mouth in the movie, but he just looks extremly menacing, expecially in ROTF: He is huge, his face is kind of like an insect, he actually has eyes which look menacing as well.
If we look at G1 Soundwave, he kind of looks like the robot version of a cable guy or a walking computer. I mean, he has a tapedeck as a chest. More importantly though, Soundwave does not have a "face" in G1: He has no mouth, but a mouthpiece, and no eyes, but just some sort of... visor? His design basically screams out "mysterious and anonymous". A muzzled, weird voice like the G1 voice suits such a character really well and goes great with his faceless appearance - you cant really identify with either.
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