If you listen to - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7b8JIOPEUk (0:57) and - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO72jL7veU (0:22) and (although I think I made my point) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GUWJ-B7eYw (0:8) you hear an instrument that, to me, sounds kinda like a theremin and some wacky hammond organ mixed together. Does anyone know what this is called? Thanks in advance.

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    The music is from a video game. Ever considered the possibility that it's a synth?
    – Dekkadeci
    Apr 21 '20 at 11:39
  • I did consider it, but I couldn't find any synth that sounds like it.
    – Dylan
    Apr 24 '20 at 10:26

That is indeed an organ. Maybe barrel orgen which imitates an pipe organ. This info is not that specific because barrel organs imitate a whole orchestra, so the sound range of barrel organs is quite wide and divers.

I only found similar barrel organs, but not the one with the exact same sound (yet). BUT you can find very close soundpieces in Haunted Mansion Organ" by Gaylord Carter (2:13+ & 3:48+).

The suggestion of a barrel organ / pipe organ fits the historical dark cabaret / circus waltz setting and similar usage of a organ like in the Haunted House piece underlines the spooky vibe.

I needed to research that too and found your question on the way. Thought you want to know what I found.

  • Thanks you for your information! It does sound really similar to what I'm looking for. Sadly, it's rather difficult to find a good barrel organ soundfont, but I'm sure something will pop up at some point. Sorry for the late reply, I forgot my password....
    – Dylan
    Jun 12 '20 at 10:12

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