I had came across this instrument called the ‘waterphone’ upon gathering research into making my own incidental sound effects. The sound that the waterphone produces in the video below, demonstrates the diversity of sounds produced typically used in horror movies. I had immediately done a quick Google shopping search into ‘waterphone’ and had found that it cost around £800. Needless to say, this is way out my price range so improvisation are definitely needed to recreate and produce some of the sounds that it makes.
The waterphone (also known as the aquaphone) :
The SoundCloud links below are experimental sound design intended to create atmosphere within my soundscape. All the sounds were recorded in my bedroom using the Rode NT2A microphone, with close miking. Random objects were hit and recorded such as a half-full glass and shoe box; these sounds were than edited and experimented with by the use heavy reverb, frequency modulations, pitch shifting, 7-band EQing and Lo and Hi pass filtering. Knife scrape and my voice were also processed in the same manner.
This sound effect is created by hitting a metal spatula off a wooden table then a shoe box, with before and after audio processing:
Knife scrape #1 before and after audio processing:
Voice modulation #1 before and after audio processing:
Glass (half full) hit #1 before and after audio processing:
Glass (half full) hit #2 before and after audio processing:
Note: these uploaded sounds are experimental and does not necessary mean I will be using these within my soundscape.