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The THX Deep Note is a sound effect created by James A. Moorer.

Info[]

  • First recorded: 1982
  • Creator: James A. Moorer
  • Owner: THX (1983-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1983
  • First heard: The Digital Domain - A Demonstration
  • Area served: TBA

Used In[]

TV Programs[]

  • KABB-TV (1987)

TV Shows[]

  • The Big Bang Theory (Heard in 2 versions of "The White Asparagus Triangulation":)
    • NTSC version (once in a -1.5/lower pitch.)
    • PAL version (once in a -0.776 pitch.)
  • The Simpsons (Heard once in "Burns' Heir.")

TV Specials[]

  • 88th Academy Awards
  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

Movies[]

Video Games[]

PC:

  • Scooby Doc 4: The Destroyer (Featuring Atsushi Onita) (Heard when you complete a level.)

Music[]

  • Alice Cooper - Hell is Living Without You (1989) (-3 pitch)
  • Amberian Dawn - Incubus (2009)
  • Asia - Countdown to Zero (1985)
  • Delta Heavy - Space Time (2010)
  • Dr. Dre - Lolo (Intro) (1999) (+3 pitch)
  • Neil Cicierega - Cannibals (2020)
  • Timbaland - Intro with DJ Felli Fel (2009)

Shorts[]

Logos[]

  • Dean Williams Presents (1998-20??) (+2 pitch)
  • Laser Video (1997-1998) (Logos) (Used in the first version in a +2/higher pitch.)
  • MK Production (2004) (Logos) (-1.5 pitch)
  • Team17 (1996-1999) (Logos) (-3 pitch)
  • THX: Amazing Life (2007-2012) (Used at the end as only a stop-start note.)
  • THX: Bounty (2003-2004)
  • THX: Broadway (1984-1997, 1993-2006, 2010-2012) (Heard in:)
    • Original/AC-3 Laserdisc/HD remastered version (Heard in an actual pitch.)
    • Laserdisc/VHS/Alien Japanese DVD version (Heard in a +2/higher pitch.)
    • DVD/AC-3 & DTS Laserdisc version (Heard in a -1.5/lower pitch.)
    • PAL (Alien UK) DVD version (Heard in a -0.776 pitch.)
    • PAL VHS/VCD version (Heard in a +3/higher pitch.)
  • THX: Broadway 2000 (1999-2003)
  • THX: Broadway 3D (2010-2012)
  • THX: Cavalcade (2001-2010)
  • THX Certified Games (2003-2006) (Heard in:)
    • Original version (Heard in a -1.5/lower pitch.)
    • The Matrix: Path of Neo/Scarface: The World is Yours version (Heard in an actual pitch.)
  • THX Certified Games: Galaga (2005)
  • THX: Eclipse (2015-2019) (Heard in an actual pitch. This is the first THX logo to use a regenerated version of the Deep Note.)
  • THX: Genesis (2019-present)
  • THX: Horton (2008)
  • THX: Musical Wisps (2012)
  • THX: Les Rivières Pourpres (2000)
  • THX: Le Raid (France; 2001)
  • THX: Les Tontons flingueurs (2002)
  • THX: The Science of Sensation (2005-2012)
  • THX: Shrek (2001, 2003-2009?)
  • THX: Sphere (2015-present)
  • THX: The Simpsons (1994-1997, 2001-2004)
  • THX: Custom T2 THX Animation (2000, 2006)
  • THX: Tex (1996-2007) (Heard in 2 versions:)
    • NTSC version (twice in a -1.5 pitch; as the logo sputters and breaks down due to its electrical failure because of the Deep Note glitches. Again, the switch causes the logo to re-activate and it is normally completed.)
    • PAL version (twice in a -0.776 pitch; as the logo sputters and breaks down due to its electrical failure because of the Deep Note glitches. Again, the switch causes the logo to re-activate and it is normally completed.)
  • THX: Tex 3 Action (2006-2007) (-1.5 pitch)
  • THX: Tex vs. The Robot (2020-present) (-1.5 pitch)
  • THX: Truth (2016)
  • THX: Wings (1983)
  • THX: Ziegfeld (2006-present) (-1.5 pitch)
  • Valksek Home Video
  • Yehia Shanab Film (2008) (Logos)

Trailers[]

  • Caddyshack II (1988) (Trailers) (Heard in a -3 pitch in the teaser trailer.)
  • Wayne's World 2 (1993) (Trailers) (Heard in the teaser trailer.)

Miscellaneous[]

  • Add Yourself Watching THX LOGO in a movie
  • BeOS (Custom Theme)
  • The Digital Domain - A Demonstration (debut)
  • Pioneer Elite DV-09 (1998) (Heard over the Pioneer logo when turned on.)
  • Opportunity Village Magical Forest (Heard when the light show begins.)
  • Turn the Crank (Heard when an National Geographic-esque logo fades out at the start of the program.)

YouTube Videos[]

  • The Angry German Kid Show
  • Aiden Andrews
  • Carolco Intro Bloopers
  • Carolco Intro Bloopers: The Movie (2017)
  • cs188 Videos (Heard once in a -1.5 pitch in "THE PHONE THAT FOLDS OUT OF EXISTENCE".)
  • Dankmememaster Loud 2021 (Heard once in "THX logo in the Nutshell (13+)".)
  • Feature Presentation (By mymoviechurch) (+2 pitch)
  • Marbl3s III (2017)
  • M4rbles Four (2017)
  • Max Andrew Distribution and The Hollywood Life in 4K Ad (2016)
  • Midnight Club 3: Most Wanted
  • MrSpherical (Used Once In Political Disney World And Russia Invade Ukraine When Poland Showed His Musules To Russia To Solve The Border Crisis.)
  • Ramahfool (Heard once in "Thomas The Trackmaster Show: BOOM (THX Spoof)".)
  • SMG4 Videos
  • TerminalMontage (Heard once in "Something About Super Mario World SPEEDRUN ANIMATED (Loud Sound Warning) 🍄".)
  • Toilet Explosion! (((SOUND))) (slowed down)
  • WeeZee Videos
  • Windows xp parody with *BONUS*features!!!!!! (+2 pitch)
  • YTP - Melted (Frozen YTP) (-1.5 pitch)
  • YTP-The Polar Express Of Doom (-1.5 pitch)
  • YTP Quickie: InTHXel (Collab Entry)
  • YTP: The E-MEH-G Mew-Va

Image Gallery[]

Audio Samples[]

Wings 1983 Ver. File:THX Broadway (1983-1997) Trailer With Original Audio.ogg Original 1983 Ver. File:THX Fanfare Original.ogg 1990s Ver. File:THX Broadway (1983-1997) Trailer With 90s Audio.ogg 1993 Ver. (short, +2 pitch edit) File:THX Fanfare 1.ogg 1993 Ver. (long, +2 pitch edit) File:Thx Broadway Digitaly Mastered Extended Version V2.ogg 1993 Ver. (+3 pitch edit) File:THX Broadway Laserdisc PAL toned.ogg 1996 Ver. (very short, -1.5 pitch edit) File:THX Short Fanfare 2.ogg 1996 Ver. (short, -1.5 pitch edit) File:THX Fanfare 2.ogg 1996 Ver. (long -1.5 pitch edit) File:THX Broadway Digitally Mastered Extended Version.ogg 1996 Ver. (-0.776 pitch edit) File:THX Digitally Mastered logo PAL toned.ogg 1999 Ver. File:THX Deep Note 2000.ogg 2000 - 2002; France Ver. (+1 pitch edit) File:THX logo PAL Toned Broadway Longer.ogg 2005 Ver. File:THX Deep Note 2005.ogg 2015 Ver. (1 min.) File:THX Deep Note 2015.ogg 2015 Ver. (45 sec.) File:THX ECLIPSE TRAILER (2015).ogg 2015 Ver. (30 sec.) File:THX Eclipse (2015).ogg

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