Spooky Sale!!!

Deals to make you say BOO, but not like in a bad way.

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In honor of the Spooky Sketches additions to our Simple Sketches video series, we would like to help you make that last minute Halloween project a terrifying reality. Until 9am MST on 10/28/2015, along with special prices on our sketch items below, all wearables and EL products will be 10% off for customers! Don't wait, or your project might meet a grisly end.

Note: Monster hands not included.

Make hearts pound with sound using the MP3 Trigger

Get a fright with light using the LilyTwinkle
Provide thrills that chill with the PIR Motion Sensor

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  • Ted M / about 9 years ago / 1

    Nice videos, but the music track got old in a hurry (plus I couldn't tell what was sound effect and what was music).

    • Sembazuru / about 9 years ago / 2

      Everything that wasn't organ was sound effect.;-)

      The song is Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565), and lasts much longer than is traditionally used for "haunted" ambiance. Check out this video on YouTube of an organist playing it. It's a good watch, especially if you have never watched someone play a pipe organ. Not only playing 3 keyboards with his hands, but an additional pedalboard with his feet. And it's a beautiful organ.

      • dbc / about 9 years ago * / 1

        Great video. If you want your mind blown even further, a good friend who is an accomplished amateur organist told me that with many of those large pipe organs, the actuator mechanism is pneumatic. So there is a significant time delay between when you push the key and when the pipe starts sounding, and of course the halls are large enough that simple acoustic delay gets added. If you watch the video closely, you can see the effect -- there is a noticable keypress-to-sound delay. I find it astounding that organists can learn to deal with that.

        Also, you can tell that this is an antique instrument because the pedal board is hinged from the bench end, not at the instrument. My friend did a bus tour of Europe that was all organists visiting various famous instruments (how is that for musical geekery?) and the "backwards" antique pedal boards drove him nuts.

        • ShapeShifter / about 9 years ago / 1

          Not only is there a delay from when you press the key to when the pipe starts sounding, but that delay is different depending on the note - high notes with small pipes react faster than low notes with large pipes. So that delay is constantly varying as the organist goes up and down the scales. A big pipe organ looks like a complicated instrument at first glance, but it gets much more complicated when start looking at the details. Mastering a large pipe organ is truly an accomplishment!

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