Max for Bats Haunted Verb
The deliberate use of sound and music to underscore onscreen action is a hallmark of any good film. However, one kind of sound effect that’s put to particularly interesting use in horror / supernatural / suspense films is reverb. There’s just something about unnaturalistic audio space that raises tension and gets viewers onto the edges of their seats. That’s where Haunted Verb comes in, this new device by Max for Bats is a great device for mangling your sounds and sending them into strange new dimensions:
Haunted Verb is free and requires Max for Live. Download it here.
Pure Evil Samples
As they put it themselves, “SampleRadar generally likes to stay on the right side of the tracks, doing good turns and maintaining an amiable disposition. Every once in a while, though, we have darker thoughts and these are reflected in this collection of deliciously dark sounds.” What we have here is Pure Evil – 225 free, tempos-sorted samples ranging from Psycho-esque string stabs to weirdly mutated guitar phrases.
Download Pure Evil.
Want to use Ableton Live to recreate the feeling of falling forever down into a bottomless abyss? Of course you do! And using Shepard tones is a great way to do it:
This audio illusion of a constantly falling (or rising) tone is fairly easy to recreate in Live, as demonstrated by Tom Cosm in this video:
Of course, there is a device dedicated to making any conceivable variety of Shepard tone. Made by Ableton Certified Trainer and Max for Live wizard modul8tor, it’s called Shepard Box and it’s free.
Get Shepard Box here