The Apprehension Engine is a one-of-a-kind electro-acoustic instrument, commissioned by film composer Mark Korven, for creating horror music. Korven wanted a better way of getting unique sounds for his soundtracks, so he worked with luthier Tony Duggan-Smith to create what is described as ‘the spookiest instrument on Earth.”
This video, via Brice Beasley, offers an audio demo of his Basement Cinematics presets for LayR Multi Timbral Synthesizer iOS synthesizer. The patch collection is designed for creating cinematic atmospheres.
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