Legendary sound designer Ben Burtt has worked on all the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, not to mention "Lincoln," "Wall-E," "E.T.," "Willow" and many more. And although he was a passionate fan of the original "Star Trek" series, Burtt had never ventured professionally into the "Trek" universe — until J.J. Abrams came calling. [...]
Since then, Burtt has reteamed with Abrams for "Super 8" as well as his latest effort, "Star Trek Into Darkness." For the "Trek" films, Burtt has endeavored to combine the old and the new. "I've tried to use technology and technique from the '60s in making the sounds, in the hopes that what I make will resemble in some way the style of the original show," he said.
Case in point: the ever-present transporter, used to beam characters up and down from the U.S.S. Enterprise. Burtt explained that the current transporter sound has three elements. "There's some chimes, which are heavily echoed, and they're in the same pitch and register as what you might have heard in the original show," he said.
one of the things i loved about the first Star Trek movie reboot from 2009 was the sound effects – man, they really did an awesome job on it and it makes such a difference... kinda fun to geek out on the sound effects, and on MTV of all places.
p.s. two more days!