The Millennium Falcon's Hyperdrive Noises Were Recorded In A Bathroom

Legendary sound designer Ben Burtt describes the surprising noises he and his team recorded and later combined to produce the sound of the Millennium Falcon's malfunctioning hyperdrive. I wonder if we'll be hearing any of these noises in The Force Awakens.

More on Burtt's process ("when Ben needs a sound... he goes out and looks for it") here:

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The more I read about this sort of stuff, the more convinced I am that Ep IV was the most opportune instance of 'catching lighting in a bottle' in movie history. V carried most of it over (a four legged monstrosity of war? That'll be lovely, thanks!), and VI had a bit left in the tank, but IV was the perfect storm of original ideas, brains, guts, and drive.