Audio Feature: The Braaam

The notorious sound effect that made it’s way to one of the most popular film’s trailers. We take a look at its origin and deconstruct its popularity.

There is a wide variety of Braaams, each sprinkled with either a techno feel of a more epic sounding horn.


Yet, there is a structure to a Braaam. It starts with a sharp sound, a clash, a boom – something noisy and brief. The Inception one starts with a sort of a gate slamming followed by the horns. After the initial kick a Braaam tends to transition to a clear sound. From the loud and layered beginning, to the bare conclusion.


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