December 15th, 2016

Several raw recordings of me playing a dead ca- ... uh, violin. Very high pitched on the top E string, and in tremolo with the technique of 'sul ponticello' to create the shrieking timbre. I combined all of these recordings together in Audacity for this terrific sound.

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"Horror, Violin Tremolo Cluster, A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org

The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom V2 recorder".

Originally recorded and edited using Audacity on 12th December 2016.

Note: Audio quality is always better when downloaded.

(Test sound signature)


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    litd_twin 1 month, 1 week ago

    Such a good sound, thank you very much!!!

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    tupolevtu144 9 months, 2 weeks ago


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    Luke_G 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I'll be using it for an audiobook of The Dunwich Horror! It's perfect!

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    elonybear 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Using it in a horror game, really ups the creepiness thanks

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    freezefast65 1 year, 1 month ago

    I used it in a game in a secret yay


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