TRON (1982) Lightcycles Sound Re-Design

Sound replacement for the original TRON Lightcycles scene. here I’m taking into consideration positioning, change of camera angels and using synthesis to create a Shepard tone illusion.

Named after Roger Shepard, a Shepard tone is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the bass pitch of the tone moving upward or downward, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.


Published by Sarah Sherlock

Irish sound designer and composer. Audio Design for games, film, branding & more.