Apple Start-Up, Crash, and Easter Egg Sounds

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Start-Up Sounds


The Start-Ups are the normal sounds that occur when any Apple computer is turned on.

LINE SOUND SOURCE
Apple //c
Apple //c
Apple IIgs
Apple IIgs
Macintosh
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh II
Macintosh IIsi
Macintosh LC
Macintosh Classic II
Macintosh Quadra
Macintosh LC 475
Macintosh Quadra AV
Macintosh Quadra 840AV
Power Macintosh
Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Power Macintosh (Upgrade Card)
Power Macintosh Q610 *
Power Macintosh (PCI)
Power Macintosh 9500/120

Crash Sounds

The Crashes (also known as the "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 can also occur during boot up when some low-level errors occur.

LINE SOUND SOURCE
Macintosh II
Macintosh IIsi
Macintosh IIfx
Macintosh IIfx
Macintosh LC
Macintosh Classic II
Macintosh Quadra
Macintosh LC 475
Mac Quadra AV
Macintosh Quadra 840AV
Power Macintosh
Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Power Macintosh (Upgrade Card)
Power Macintosh Q610 *
Power Macintosh LC
Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC
PowerBook 1400
PowerBook 1400

Easter Egg Sounds

The Easter Egg are sounds in the ROM files.

LINE SOUND SOURCE
Horn
Macintosh LC 520
Power Macintosh Beep
Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Power Macintosh Boing
Power Macintosh 6100/60AV
Power Macintosh (Upgrade Card) Torpedo
Power Macintosh Q610 *
Power Macintosh (Upgrade Card) Whoop
Power Macintosh Q610 *
Power Macintos (PCI) Bang
Power Macintosh 9500/120

* Digitized by Dieder Bylsma

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Programs Used (NOTE: Classic 68K apps)

FAQ:

1) Can I change my startup sound:

answer - No, it is run directly out of ROM at startup.  The only way is to
        change your ROM.  This would be done if you got a PowerPC upgrade
        board for a 680x0 computer.

2) How did I get the sound out of the ROM:

answer - I used a program called SaveROM to transfer the ROM into a binary
        program.  Then I used Brian's Sound Tool to extract the sounds from
        the binary data.