How to: Star Trek sounds on your Mac
We’ve already shown you how to turn your Mac desktop into the LCARS interface and now we’re back to add a soundtrack to those delicious, deep-dish visuals.
Where to find, how to convert
With Xounds installed you can assign a sound to just about any action on your Mac, but there’s one catch—OS X only does .aiff. So, to use the LCARS sounds, for example, you will need to convert the .wav files into .aiff, which you can do using QuickTime Pro ($30 if you don’t know better) or Freeverse’s Sound Studio (demo). In either application, simply open the .wav and then choose “Save As”—pretty straight forward.
Here a few places to get sound sets which will need to be converted, except of the Xsoundsets of course:
Last but far, far from least, don’t forget about iLCARS ($0.99) — LCARS on the iPhone: The tricorder comes to life.