It’s going be hard to phrase this question properly, what with bieng a sound and all.
Okay, you know that sound effect that they always use in nature shows or creepy movies when a spider is scuttling around or when there’s a tangle of ants? It sounds like a very small stringed instrument bieng plucked rapidly.
Deedlede Deedlee Deedle Deedlee Deedlee…
A friend and myself have been trying to replicate it with limited results. The best result so far was with a mandolin with over-tightened strings, later tweaked on the computer. Only problem is that were trying to segue the ‘spider’ sound into another piece of music, and the speeding-up messes with the phrasing.
Anybody got a clue? I suspect it’s a the higher regester strings of a harp, but without knowing for sure we’d like to avoid the cost of renting a harp.