Here are Apple’s macOS 11 Big Sur system and alert sounds

Apple’s new macOS 11 Big Sur (don’t call me ‘X'”) represents a system-wide macOS visual redesign, bringing a variety of new icons, a translucent menu bar, and much more. In addition to the visual redesign, macOS Big Sur completely overhauls the Mac’s sound effects.

macOS Big Sur, unveiled at WWDC20, introduces a beautiful redesign and new features in Safari, Messages, and Maps.
macOS 11 Big Sur, unveiled at WWDC20, introduces a beautiful redesign and new features in Safari, Messages, and Maps.

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

A pair of new videos on YouTube from channel Pomamitia offer a detailed walkthrough of the new system and alert sounds in macOS 11 Big Sur, compared side-by-side with the sound effects from macOS 10.15 Catalina. Some of the changes are more subtle, while others are completely new.

Personally, I’m a big fan of the new sound effects in macOS 11 Big Sur, particularly the new screenshot system sound. The original shutter sound effect was always a bit creepy and made it seem like you were taking a picture of someone or something, but the new screen capture sound is far more subtle.

MacDailyNews Note: In their https://www.apple.com/macos/big-sur-preview/features/
macOS Big Sur preview, Apple says of the new system sounds, “System sounds are all-new and even more pleasing to the ear. The new system alerts were created using snippets of the originals, so they sound familiar.”

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