WATCH: Waterphones, source of creepy film music effects


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


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


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


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Wonder???


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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.


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


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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.


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


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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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