Making The Tear’s Nightmare Noise Box

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Let’s start 2022 off with a new video for The Tear! It took a while to complete, but the video is now done, and I can share with you our sound design monster, The Nightmare Box!

As a big fan of the Apprehension Engine for horror film sound design, I wanted create something similar for The Tear to create the alien soundscape of the universe. At less than a 1/10th the cost of the actual Apprehension Engine, our Nightmare Box does a great job creating sounds that make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Paired with my Behringer Neutron’s the low drone, the box provides The Tear’s world with an endless canvas of eerie sounds and experimentation, perfect for a world as chaotic and nightmarish as The Tear.

The noise box was hand made by my wife and I. Each step is detailed with text on the screen.


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