I thought I'd put together a little Halloween contest entry. It's not exactly the creepiest music, but at least it's hauntingly plaintive.
This was the Place
For the instruments, I used only the Garritan Strad, GPO Harp, Tubular Bells, Bass Drum, and Wind Machine. However, I did a lot of effects processing on this one, and thought I'd share, since I had so much fun mangling the sounds.
VIOLIN - I turned off the convolution reverb for the body of the violin, and replaced it with the impulse for a grammophone horn. This trick works suprisingly well with many of the resonance impulses that come with Kontakt 2, particularly the metal box sounds, plastic bucket, and wine glass impulses. I've also run it through an acoustic guitar body impulse, and it was very interesting! In this piece I use a lot of slow gooey vibrato and pitch bends, and it sounds like some strange unidentifiable ethnic string instrument.
HARP - This I processed through both NI's Spektral Delay and Guitar Rig, and panned the effects somewhat wide. All the sparkly watery, drippy, boingy sounds are the harp through these effects.
BELLS - Just EQed out a lot of the bottom end, then fed it through a gigantic space reverb.
BASS DRUM - Using Perfect Space convultion reverb, I put the drum inside of an upright piano with the pedal down.
WIND MACHINE - Chopped off the bottom end to get it a little more whistly.