I’d like to share a piece where I’m exploring making scary, get under your skin sounds that typically characterize horror/thriller movies: https://youtu.be/JtesrrqT_EQ
I was inspired by Disasterpeace and their soundtrack for the movie, It Follows (very weird but good movie you can check out). I really just wanted to make terrifying buildup sounds like those in this movie.
One neat thing here is: if you modulate sample rate of some of the samples like drum_cymbal_hard and make the stepping rate very slow but the sleep time low for the loop, you get very eerie weird sort of build up sound that feel like it’s forever climbing up.
# lfo for sines lfo0 = (range 0, 2, 0.25).mirror lfo1 = (range 0, 1, 0.025).mirror # lfo for panning lfo2 = (range -1, 1, 0.125).mirror # lfos for bd_haus (dark-side of the beat) lfo3 = (range 0.25, 0.5, 0.025).mirror lfo4 = (range 0.5, 3, 0.125).mirror # let's get wonky with it! slow, slow, slow steps lfo5 = (range 1, 8, 0.005).mirror time = 1 with_fx :reverb, room: 0.8 do live_loop :purr_horror_drum do sample :bd_haus, amp: lfo0.tick, attack: 0, rate: lfo3.look sample :bd_haus, amp: 0, attack: 0.2, rate: lfo4.look sample :drum_cymbal_closed, amp: 0, rate: lfo5.look sample :drum_cymbal_hard, amp: 0, rate: lfo5.look sleep time end live_loop :purr_horror_synth do with_synth :saw do play :c1, amp: lfo0.tick, attack: 0 ##|play :c2, amp: lfo1.look, attack: 0 ##|play :f4, amp: lfo0.look, pan: lfo2.look, release: 0.1 ##|play :c6, amp: lfo0.look, pan: lfo2.look, release: 0.1 end sleep time end end