Version 1.3

THIS IS AN OLD VERSION OF MY COLLECTION,
PLEASE GO HERE FOR THE LATEST VERSION.

Apple Start-Up & Crash Sounds


Information:

I had always wanted a collection of the Apple Start-Up Sounds. I have never seen one on the Net, so I gave up and digitized my own. Some of the sounds I did not digitize, so I give thanks to the other Macintosh users on the Net. I do not know the naming convention Apple uses for the different sounds, so I hope the names I have used are acceptable. All recent Macintosh computers have stored the Start-Up sounds, and some the Crash sounds, in the ROMs. This means I could use programs to extract the sounds directly from the ROMs, saving as much quality as possible. I am currently not distinguishing between the *slightly* different Quadra style Crashes.

Some Apple computers may have sounds which are not in this collection. If this is the case, I would appreciate being contacted about them. If someone can send me any missing sounds by E-Mail, I would appreciate it.

The Start-Ups are the normal sounds that occur when any Apple computer is turned on. The Crashes (also known as the "Hawaiian Death Chimes") are produced by hitting the Programmer's Key (either by hitting the "Reset" button on the computer, or by hitting the "Command-Reset" keys on the keyboard) during the first stages of boot up. It also occurs during boot up when some low-level errors occur.

You can click on the sounds below or download a proper quality version here (1.5 Megs). The sounds listed below are lower quality than the files in the archive.


Crash Sounds:

Crash_Mac_II .........................Macintosh IIsi
Crash_Mac_IIfx .......................Macintosh IIfx
Crash_Mac_LC .........................Macintosh Classic II
Crash_Mac_Quadra .....................Macintosh LC 475
Crash_Mac_QuadraAV ...................Macintosh Quadra840AV
Crash_PowerMac .......................Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Crash_PowerMac_Card ..................Power Macintosh Q610 *
Crash_PowerMac_LC ....................Power Macintosh 5200/75LC

Start-Up Sounds:

Start-Up_Apple_IIc ..................Apple IIc
Start-Up_Apple_IIgs .................Apple IIgs
Start-Up_Mac_I ......................Macintosh Classic
Start-Up_Mac_II .....................Macintosh IIsi
Start-Up_Mac_LC .....................Macintosh Classic II
Start-Up_Mac_Quadra .................Macintosh LC 475
Start-Up_Mac_QuadraAV ...............Macintosh Quadra840AV
Start-Up_PowerMac ...................Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Start-Up_PowerMac_Card ..............Power Macintosh Q610 *
Start-Up_PowerMac_PCI ...............Power Macintosh 9500/120

Digitized By:

David P. Schaub
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
E-Mail: dschaub@froods.ca

My Home Page is here

* Digitized by Dieder Bylsma

Also Thanks:Eric Shaw, Karen Etheridge, Mark 'Gim' Johnson, Michael Jones, Jeremy Denton, David Cretney, Mike Chartier, Jordan Harris, Uwe Buelow, Justin Schimd, UVic Computer Science Dept., UVic Computer Services

Distribution Request:

For those who wish to re-distribute this collection, I ask the following:

Version History:

1.3 - Changed README file with more clear information. Added LC Start-Up, LC Crash, PowerMac LC Crash, IIfx Crash, and PCI Start-Up. Removed "Other Apple Sounds" to save space. Changed the name of the collection to make it clear the sounds Apple's. Removed 8-bit versions of some sounds to save space. Far more acurrate "Which Macs Beep" file. Created WWW page formate for distribution off my Home Page at http://gulf.uvic.ca/~dschaub/.
1.2 - Added QuadraAV Start-Up and PCI bang. Redigitized Quadra Start-Up and all newer Macs' beeps. Cleaned up Mac I Start-Up. Included 16 bit versions to allow for choice. Added "Other Apple Sounds". Added first version of "Which Macs Beep".
1.1 - Added QuadraAV Crash. Redigitized Mac I and Mac II Start-Up Sounds. Gave credit where it was due.
1.0 - Original release.

Apple sounds and base icons Apple Inc.