Sounds play a crucial role in setting the scene, creating tension and suspense – that’s why horror sound effects are a must have in every composer’s arsenal. Even if you don’t create music for games, films, and audio books, you may want to add some of these sounds to your tracks and carry over that same feeling of unsettlement. These are the 5 must have sound effects to enhance a sense of terror.
Characterised by hard-hitting basslines, lush and rich synths, simple yet effective drums, Synthwave music and its subgenres are hardly new to the music scene. Yet, if you have taken a dip into 80s nostalgia, you will notice an interesting pattern of these influences making their way into modern pop culture, often found where you least expect them.