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  • There's the rulers.

  • The reverb tank.

  • The ebow.

  • A normal instrument...

  • You're playing it and you're expecting it to have a sound that is pleasing.

  • But with an instrument like this, the goal is to just produce sounds that, in this case, are disturbing.

  • The Apprehension Engine was an instrument that creates a variety of really creepy and some would say horrifying sounds.

  • My name is Mark Korven.

  • I'm a film music composer and lately, I've been focusing on horror movie scores.

  • Two of my biggest hits as far as horror films are concerned was from the late nineties, a film called Cube.

  • And, most recently, The Witch.

  • I originally commissioned the Apprehension Engine because I was tired of the same digital samples, which resulted in a lot of sameness of a lot of horror musics.

  • So, I was looking for something more experimental, more acoustic that would give me a little bit more of an original sound.

  • That's where I contacted my friend, Tony Duggan-Smith.

  • So, Mark called me asking me to create a crazy instrument for horror films.

  • Because I'd never done anything like that before, it made me empty out all my pockets and all my drawers of any knick-knacks and bits of bobs I could possibly string together to make it happen for him.

  • And this is what came of it.

  • You're dealing with things that stir primal emotions and feelings.

  • And there actually is a skill set that you have to acquire in order to get the most out of it.

  • It expresses what really can't be expressed any other way.

  • It's not music in the traditional sense, at all.

  • But, let me put this way.

  • The Apprehension Engine definitely evokes an emotion, so I would call it music.

There's the rulers.

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Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

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    邱于嘉 posted on 2019/09/17
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