This sound effect can be found on Cartoon Trax Volume 2, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


  • First recorded: 1970s
  • Creator: Tom Clack
  • Owner: Clack Studios (1970s-2004), The Hollywood Edge (2004-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1970s
  • First heard: Any Clack Studios media in the 1970s
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in the 1970s, Tom Clack used a bell to record this sound. Originally a Clack Studios effect, it debuted in Clack Studios media in the 1970s, but it is currently to be announced which one first used it.

Then in 1996, Peter Robbins (not to be confused with the original voice actor of Charlie Brown) used this sound in the Nickelodeon preschool show, Blue's Clues. Known as Steve's notebook sound, it has been used heavily in the show since the Blue's Clues Season 1 episode 2 "Snack Time" on September 16, 1996 until the Blue's Clues Season 5 episode 3 "Steve Goes to College" on April 29, 2002, Season 5 episode 10 "100th Episode Celebration" on June 10, 2002, and Season 5 episode 40 "Blue's First Holiday" on December 15, 2003.

In 2004, The Hollywood Edge added this sound effect to the Cartoon Trax Volume 2 library. 10 years later, after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

Sound Effects Description

Ding, Metallic Hit, Funny Wobbly

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows

  • Blue's Clues (Heard in a +0.5 high pitch for Steve's notebook, when he pulls it out from Seasons 1-4, and along with BIG, LONG BOING in "100th Episode Celebration". Also heard once in a +7 high pitch in "Blue's First Holiday".)




  • E-mu Proteus 2 Orchestral

YouTube Videos

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Ding Metallic HitF CRT2016507.ogg

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