I remember first seeing Transformers as a cartoon back in the mid-1980’s and thinking that the sound effects used were off the charts. Studio engineers go nuts trying to develop sounds for things that don’t exist based on what they “think” they may sound like. Not only do they push the boundaries of what is currently capable, but in doing so they help create new technology. Nowhere can this better be seen than in Michael Bay’s newest Transformers movie, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. Everything from mega explosions to city traffic needed to be recreated in a studio in such a way that the general public wouldn’t be able to discern whether or not the sounds were real or artificially generated. The process of creating sound for a summer blockbuster like the Transformers franchise is staggering, however once you witness what goes into it I can guarantee that you’ll have a whole new respect for how the Autobots and Decepticons come to life.