Bear McCreary Diving Into Subterranean Feels
To intensify the subterranean feel, McCreary finally got to something he’d loved over a decade: the Blaster Beam, an instrument he describes as “essentially a 15-foot long steel guitar” that was famously in the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. “It sounds like this crazy deep synthesizer, but it’s acoustic,” McCreary says. “The lowest note of a piano is like the middle register of a Blaster Beam—I wanted sound that would remind us we’re deep under the earth.”
Experimenting with "normal" instruments and turning into weird synth sounds is always an adventure. Looking forward to hearing his next movie. Below is a little taste of a Blaster Beam.