WATCH: Waterphones, source of creepy film music effects

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Good thing we got a .gif of those creepy sounds…


Also available for home use. Excellent for training cats to stay off the kitchen counter.


One can’t help but wonder how terrible that must sound to a cat.


I can’t tell if he’s running the audio through a delay. It really seems that way when he taps on it. I can’t imagine how it could naturally exhibit that sort of delay.

I almost expected that guy to break into a really creepy and echoey version of “Crazy Train” or something similar…


I got a similar effect bowing the strings on a piano as well as bowing a crash cymbal. Didn’t know there were purpose-built devices for this, but it makes sense.

I wonder what it sounds like when you take a hit out of it?

Related: How Hannibal’s Sound Designer Makes Music Scary

(yes, I’m going to keep plugging my favorite podcast in every relevant subject, because it’s good and you deserve it)

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