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Title: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Ocular on January 06, 2016, 07:06:41 am
This thread is just to keep things from getting too cluttered when people want to ask question about specific sounds.

e.g. "how do I make the scary monsters and nice sprites bass pls help"
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Joseph on January 06, 2016, 07:31:56 am
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: psychictype on January 06, 2016, 08:07:21 am
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s

KOAN Sound use reason, but pretty much no one else does (HeRobust does too) so I don't know exactly how. But standard reese techniques involve:

1. Cool waveform (usually detuned saw)
2. lots of notch filter movement, bandpass movement, volume movement.
3. EQ shaping
4. chorus, short reverb
5. parallel distortion, parallel saturation, multiband distortion, multiband saturation
6. compression
7. perhaps repeat #2
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Ocular on January 06, 2016, 08:11:43 am
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s

KOAN Sound use reason, but pretty much no one else does (HeRobust does too) so I don't know exactly how. But standard reese techniques involve:

1. Cool waveform (usually detuned saw)
2. lots of notch filter movement, bandpass movement, volume movement.
3. EQ shaping
4. chorus, short reverb
5. parallel distortion, parallel saturation, multiband distortion, multiband saturation
6. compression
7. perhaps repeat #2

Actually, I'm pretty sure they moved to Ableton fairly recently!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Memz on January 06, 2016, 01:06:01 pm
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s

KOAN Sound use reason, but pretty much no one else does (HeRobust does too) so I don't know exactly how. But standard reese techniques involve:

1. Cool waveform (usually detuned saw)
2. lots of notch filter movement, bandpass movement, volume movement.
3. EQ shaping
4. chorus, short reverb
5. parallel distortion, parallel saturation, multiband distortion, multiband saturation
6. compression
7. perhaps repeat #2

Actually, I'm pretty sure they moved to Ableton fairly recently!

I think so as well, though I would think they also rewire Reason to use the Maelström synth. It's their favorite synth for bass sounds iirc
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: BoyBioNik on January 06, 2016, 01:59:11 pm
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s

Could you mention a few more details like what DAW you use,which VSTI's you use? That sound pretty much could be programmed by many VST'i's.I advice you to use Image Processing of Harmor with any Wave with frequency more than 20 hrtz.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Dales on January 06, 2016, 02:11:14 pm
Bit of a simple one but does anybody know how to create something like the lead sound in Madeon's Finale? I'm busy trying to put something together and, as usual, I've got sounds in my head that I can't put down in practice yet!

There's probably a patch/preset in existence somewhere but I'd rather take a step back from all that and try slapping something together myself.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Yens on January 06, 2016, 03:07:39 pm
I'm looking for a way to make this bass pluck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMPRRfPI-Z4 (starts around 1:30).
I've tried so much, but i still don't get anywhere near this sound... It's probably something simple, but i just can't find it.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: SligoMusic on January 06, 2016, 03:26:51 pm
Anyone know how to make a Porter Robinson-esque Arp?

Ex:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BP_CQ2Azs

Drop is at the very beginning of the video, the shiny keys in the background that really add a lot, anyone know?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safolly on January 06, 2016, 05:07:41 pm
Anyone know how to make the, call it "chord drop" in this edit by Porter Robinson? https://youtu.be/Vo9Bvsb5Pf8?t=55

i do not want to copy his sound, i just want to understand how it's build up. Because it's pretty f'ing cool! (if it's layered, saw+sine, lfo etc.)
Preferably in Sylenth1, but Massive or Harmor would also do just about fine.

Thanks:)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Yaza on January 06, 2016, 05:12:13 pm
This crazy sound by Madeon is a mystery to me.
Has anyone got an idea?

https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Yens on January 06, 2016, 05:26:09 pm
Anyone know how to make the, call it "chord drop" in this edit by Porter Robinson? https://youtu.be/Vo9Bvsb5Pf8?t=55

i do not want to copy his sound, i just want to understand how it's build up. Because it's pretty f'ing cool! (if it's layered, saw+sine, lfo etc.)
Preferably in Sylenth1, but Massive or Harmor would also do just about fine.

Thanks:)

From what i can hear i think it's 3 (or more) layered sounds playing different notes. I can't tell you much about the sound design since i'm not really good at it, but what i can say is that they are all arpeggiated, which you probably already knew  ;D
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safolly on January 06, 2016, 06:11:29 pm
Anyone know how to make the, call it "chord drop" in this edit by Porter Robinson? https://youtu.be/Vo9Bvsb5Pf8?t=55

i do not want to copy his sound, i just want to understand how it's build up. Because it's pretty f'ing cool! (if it's layered, saw+sine, lfo etc.)
Preferably in Sylenth1, but Massive or Harmor would also do just about fine.

Thanks:)

From what i can hear i think it's 3 (or more) layered sounds playing different notes. I can't tell you much about the sound design since i'm not really good at it, but what i can say is that they are all arpeggiated, which you probably already knew  ;D

Yeah... kinda knew it must've been some badass LFO or Arpeggiator going on... thought more about the sound design, but thank you for the answer anyway! :D
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on January 06, 2016, 06:17:58 pm
I suck at sound design... How do I make this bass? https://youtu.be/XkWkHX2TNp4?t=1m8s

KOAN Sound use reason, but pretty much no one else does

Reason user over here! NO VST THUG LIFE
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: icehunt on January 06, 2016, 07:19:26 pm
Bit of a simple one but does anybody know how to create something like the lead sound in Madeon's Finale? I'm busy trying to put something together and, as usual, I've got sounds in my head that I can't put down in practice yet!

There's probably a patch/preset in existence somewhere but I'd rather take a step back from all that and try slapping something together myself.

Sounds like it's just a brass synth with some distortion and maybe some more detuning, also I think it's layered with a guitar.

I made this in like a minute with sylenth so please don't hardcore judge me or my incorrect notes. http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/nm92IKcL/file.html
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: daydreamer on January 06, 2016, 07:24:52 pm
Anyone know how to make a Porter Robinson-esque Arp?

Ex:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BP_CQ2Azs

Drop is at the very beginning of the video, the shiny keys in the background that really add a lot, anyone know?

i assume you're talking about the 8bit-eqsue sound in the drop? if so, its most likely it was done in sylenth using the arp tool.
also instead of using a square for an arp like this like most people, porter tends to use saws for those kinds of arps instead as it gives the same effect as a square but isn't as sharp or overbearing as a square.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Jasher on January 06, 2016, 07:41:34 pm
Anyone know how to get that high frequency screechy sound used by MUST DIE! Often?


Also I want to know people's thoughts on how the Main Vocaley bass sound in the drops of SMASH! By Barely Alive & Twine were made ?


Thanks!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Dales on January 07, 2016, 12:46:13 am
Bit of a simple one but does anybody know how to create something like the lead sound in Madeon's Finale? I'm busy trying to put something together and, as usual, I've got sounds in my head that I can't put down in practice yet!

There's probably a patch/preset in existence somewhere but I'd rather take a step back from all that and try slapping something together myself.

Sounds like it's just a brass synth with some distortion and maybe some more detuning, also I think it's layered with a guitar.

I made this in like a minute with sylenth so please don't hardcore judge me or my incorrect notes. http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/nm92IKcL/file.html

Nice one, thanks for that. I'll have a mess about.

No hardcore judging here, I'm not really in a position to hardcore judge  :-X
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Gahmee on January 07, 2016, 01:48:03 am
Anyone know how to make that "zip" sound heard in mostly all psy trance songs?

Example heard after 2m14s:  https://youtu.be/3_YBIeU7VSU?t=2m14s

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Phazer on January 07, 2016, 02:39:30 am
I treat almost all production forums like an /r/explainlikeimfive thread since I'm basically the biggest newbie you can find. I'm good at melodies and composition but my mixing/mastering skill is basically nonexistent, I don't even know all of the terminology, and when it comes to sound design I basically go open Massive, pick a random preset, modify a few knobs to get a cooler sound and then go save the patch. I really need help on how to improve past this.

For now, in regards to this thread, how do I make the synth in the drop of Grey's "Where Are U Now" remix? I know there is some percussion going on in the back to get that "hiss" effect but for the synth itself, I'm looking to make it in Massive.

https://soundcloud.com/grey/where-are-u-now-grey-remix#t=0:54
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on January 07, 2016, 03:25:12 am
I treat almost all production forums like an /r/explainlikeimfive thread since I'm basically the biggest newbie you can find. I'm good at melodies and composition but my mixing/mastering skill is basically nonexistent, I don't even know all of the terminology, and when it comes to sound design I basically go open Massive, pick a random preset, modify a few knobs to get a cooler sound and then go save the patch. I really need help on how to improve past this.

For now, in regards to this thread, how do I make the synth in the drop of Grey's "Where Are U Now" remix? I know there is some percussion going on in the back to get that "hiss" effect but for the synth itself, I'm looking to make it in Massive.

https://soundcloud.com/grey/where-are-u-now-grey-remix#t=0:54

I'd refer to the Flume synth thread someone started. They both have the automated attack element so you might get some tips there.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Ocular on January 07, 2016, 03:27:15 am
I treat almost all production forums like an /r/explainlikeimfive thread since I'm basically the biggest newbie you can find. I'm good at melodies and composition but my mixing/mastering skill is basically nonexistent, I don't even know all of the terminology, and when it comes to sound design I basically go open Massive, pick a random preset, modify a few knobs to get a cooler sound and then go save the patch. I really need help on how to improve past this.

For now, in regards to this thread, how do I make the synth in the drop of Grey's "Where Are U Now" remix? I know there is some percussion going on in the back to get that "hiss" effect but for the synth itself, I'm looking to make it in Massive.

https://soundcloud.com/grey/where-are-u-now-grey-remix#t=0:54

I'd refer to the Flume synth thread someone started. They both have the automated attack element so you might get some tips there.
The LFO probably isn't what he's referring to though. The tone quality of this sound is really unique. Almost reminds me of a vacuum cleaner, hahaha
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: gb on January 07, 2016, 05:08:09 am
The main sound in Animal Rights (Wolfgang G / Mau5 - https://youtu.be/8QuFmY5q_Ck?t=1m1s ) :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Shew on January 07, 2016, 05:09:29 am
Anyone know how to make a Porter Robinson-esque Arp?

Ex:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BP_CQ2Azs

Drop is at the very beginning of the video, the shiny keys in the background that really add a lot, anyone know?

i assume you're talking about the 8bit-eqsue sound in the drop? if so, its most likely it was done in sylenth using the arp tool.
also instead of using a square for an arp like this like most people, porter tends to use saws for those kinds of arps instead as it gives the same effect as a square but isn't as sharp or overbearing as a square.

Listen to this guy ^ he is the prime suspect in the never-ending search to find out who porterrobinsonlive is >:)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Phazer on January 07, 2016, 07:34:48 am
I treat almost all production forums like an /r/explainlikeimfive thread since I'm basically the biggest newbie you can find. I'm good at melodies and composition but my mixing/mastering skill is basically nonexistent, I don't even know all of the terminology, and when it comes to sound design I basically go open Massive, pick a random preset, modify a few knobs to get a cooler sound and then go save the patch. I really need help on how to improve past this.

For now, in regards to this thread, how do I make the synth in the drop of Grey's "Where Are U Now" remix? I know there is some percussion going on in the back to get that "hiss" effect but for the synth itself, I'm looking to make it in Massive.

https://soundcloud.com/grey/where-are-u-now-grey-remix#t=0:54

I'd refer to the Flume synth thread someone started. They both have the automated attack element so you might get some tips there.

Thanks! I'll go check that out
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Desembra on January 07, 2016, 09:26:51 am
The main sound in Animal Rights (Wolfgang G / Mau5 - https://youtu.be/8QuFmY5q_Ck?t=1m1s ) :)

It's a very guitar-ish sound. It sounds like a distorted saw wave with a bandreject filter being modulated by an LFO. Also sounds like there's a phaser in there.

I gave it a very quick try but I didn't get very close if I'm honest.

http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/wE3vu8D5/file.html
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Fittmongo Böghora on January 07, 2016, 11:24:43 am
How do I make the lush pad sweep heard in Chicane's "Offshore"?
https://youtu.be/ltpCS5P0zCw?t=30s (https://youtu.be/ltpCS5P0zCw?t=30s)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: MEDMAN on January 07, 2016, 01:50:47 pm
Particularly this ''bass-house'' isn't my vibe but as a garage-head I really want to understand this bass sound, I'm pretty sure that is not so complex, but my attempts don't sound clear like this one, to me this bass sounds like some square waves with some distortion in an envelope, and of course compression and a 4x4 sidechain, some ideas my friends?
https://youtu.be/WPE5fWluCm0?t=35s  (0:44)


Ps* I have only a serum, sylenth1 and massive copy but should be enough.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: sparkleboss on January 07, 2016, 04:02:32 pm
I'm interested in vocal samples that pitch up (or down) within the one sample.

A recent and extreme example is the drop on Adele - Hello (Marshmello remix).

I've been just getting into monkeying around with vocal samples and pitch, but I haven't figured out how to change the pitch within one sample Maybe he's doing it with two overlapping samples? or maybe the original sample contained the pitch change?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Yens on January 07, 2016, 09:24:14 pm
This one is probably easy, but i might just ask: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un8WBep-cs0 (the melody that starts at 0:15)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: KevinGolde on January 07, 2016, 09:27:00 pm
This crazy sound by Madeon is a mystery to me.
Has anyone got an idea?

https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s (https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s)

Yeah, this sound has always been a mystery, this is as far as I got lol

https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa (https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Shew on January 07, 2016, 09:40:51 pm
This crazy sound by Madeon is a mystery to me.
Has anyone got an idea?

https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s (https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s)

Yeah, this sound has always been a mystery, this is as far as I got lol

https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa (https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa)

Nice yours is getting close!

There's this good project file of an Imperium remake I downloaded a while back... the guy didn't make that specific sound as great but I feel like a lot of the others are pretty damn close: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nv1cWmohTw
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Yens on January 07, 2016, 10:05:06 pm
This crazy sound by Madeon is a mystery to me.
Has anyone got an idea?

https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s (https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s)

Yeah, this sound has always been a mystery, this is as far as I got lol

https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa (https://clyp.it/dtui4ffa)

Nice yours is getting close!

There's this good project file of an Imperium remake I downloaded a while back... the guy didn't make that specific sound as great but I feel like a lot of the others are pretty damn close: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nv1cWmohTw

I saw mr. Madeon himself had registered on this forum, maybe if you ask him nicely?  ::)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: gb on January 08, 2016, 03:57:37 am
How do I make the lush pad sweep heard in Chicane's "Offshore"?
https://youtu.be/ltpCS5P0zCw?t=30s (https://youtu.be/ltpCS5P0zCw?t=30s)

Would also ABSOLUTELY love how to make this, Offshore's such a gem.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Dnaha on January 08, 2016, 06:15:05 am
How do you make the bass that starts at 0:43 in this live edit of Fresh Static Snow? I've tried multiple times to create it on my own with various plugins but I can't seem to get the sound just right. Here is a link to what I'm talking about:
https://youtu.be/EpCb8V6KOdc?t=44
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: endlesstea on January 08, 2016, 12:41:12 pm
How do you make the bass that starts at 0:43 in this live edit of Fresh Static Snow? I've tried multiple times to create it on my own with various plugins but I can't seem to get the sound just right. Here is a link to what I'm talking about:
https://youtu.be/EpCb8V6KOdc?t=44
Thanks everyone!

Here is a massive patch that sounds pretty similar to the bass I think your talking about, it's from a tutorial I can't seem to find on youtube anymore, sorry if you don't use massive but I hope it helps anyhow!

(http://i.imgur.com/OlOUnMD.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/9f2WqI6.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/HmKEjXB.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/EzMS86d.png)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: 5of7 on January 08, 2016, 02:43:56 pm
I'm interested in vocal samples that pitch up (or down) within the one sample.

A recent and extreme example is the drop on Adele - Hello (Marshmello remix).

I've been just getting into monkeying around with vocal samples and pitch, but I haven't figured out how to change the pitch within one sample Maybe he's doing it with two overlapping samples? or maybe the original sample contained the pitch change?

Thanks!

This... I've been trying to do a melody like that but the sample changes speed as i go higher in the piano and the opposite if i go lower using fl's sampler. I could use Harmor's img but i really dont want to  :-\
Title: How could I recreate this atmospheric arp?
Post by: danmikasmusic on January 09, 2016, 11:51:43 pm
Anyone know how to make a similar sounding atmospheric arp to these 2 songs:

throughout the beginning of Icarus by Madeon


About 11 secounds in Infinitum by Ninth Parallel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3M_1o0XZhU

I have tried countless methods but nothing I try sounds quite like these 2 songs.

(Note, i am not trying to rip off Ninth Parallel and Madeon, I just want to know how they did it)

Thanks!

- Dan Mikas
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Title: Re: How could I recreate this atmospheric arp?
Post by: valhallan on January 10, 2016, 12:06:25 am
Anyone know how to make a similar sounding atmospheric arp to these 2 songs:

throughout the beginning of Icarus by Madeon


About 11 secounds in Infinitum by Ninth Parallel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3M_1o0XZhU

I have tried countless methods but nothing I try sounds quite like these 2 songs.

(Note, i am not trying to rip off Ninth Parallel and Madeon, I just want to know how they did it)

Thanks!

- Dan Mikas
Modify message

sounds like a simple square wave patch but with added delay and a lot of reverb
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Xyroid on January 10, 2016, 03:31:21 am
Does anyone know how to make this metallic digital arp

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27863634/19.%20Unpeaceful.mp3
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Luke_BadCatholics on January 10, 2016, 04:31:16 am
Does anyone know how to make this metallic digital arp

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27863634/19.%20Unpeaceful.mp3

Sounds like a very tinny pluck with loads of delay and reverb. I would try playing with digital/hybrid wavetables in Massive, some of them are very bright and tinny and if you play with them you should be able to find a similar timbre, add a short decay and a pitch envelope to help give it a sharper click, and then soak it in reverb
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: The Next on January 10, 2016, 02:46:04 pm
This new Skrillex "Make A Move" remix just blow my mind, any ideas how main synth was made? (https://youtu.be/aAv8AtxuF8s?t=63)

Probably FM the squary wavetable, i think the key is on post processing. Maybe Serum Reverb filter, or some flangers and phasers. What you guys think?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safeko on January 10, 2016, 04:08:23 pm
I'm looking for a way to make this bass pluck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMPRRfPI-Z4 (starts around 1:30).
I've tried so much, but i still don't get anywhere near this sound... It's probably something simple, but i just can't find it.

I love that song!
Have a square wave with some distortion and add an envelop on a lowpass filter cutoff so that it snaps down once the note is triggered (have the cutoff start in the mid/hi frequency range). That will give that sharp, plucky character. Play around with the filter cutoff to taste and you can add more processing. I know that isn't very specific, but that should get you into that future bass pluck sound area.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safeko on January 10, 2016, 04:13:59 pm
Anyone know how to get that high frequency screechy sound used by MUST DIE! Often?


Also I want to know people's thoughts on how the Main Vocaley bass sound in the drops of SMASH! By Barely Alive & Twine were made ?


Thanks!

Lots of different ways to make the screechy sound; Generally is made by having two sine waves, one a few octaves +/- semitones higher than the other with some distortion and processing to taste. For extra fun and terror squad type sounds, have the higher sine wave FM the lower one and turn the higher sine wave's volume all the way down.
Not sure on the SMASH situation. Most likely a voweley waveform with some vocoding and formant filter automation.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safeko on January 10, 2016, 04:21:24 pm
Particularly this ''bass-house'' isn't my vibe but as a garage-head I really want to understand this bass sound, I'm pretty sure that is not so complex, but my attempts don't sound clear like this one, to me this bass sounds like some square waves with some distortion in an envelope, and of course compression and a 4x4 sidechain, some ideas my friends?
https://youtu.be/WPE5fWluCm0?t=35s  (0:44)


Ps* I have only a serum, sylenth1 and massive copy but should be enough.

Actually, it could be made with FM. I'd recommend experimenting with a combination of a high sine wave with the volume all the way down FMing a sine wave with an envelop increasing the FM amount from zero on each hit. Then distortion and processing to taste.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safeko on January 10, 2016, 04:23:09 pm
How do you make the bass that starts at 0:43 in this live edit of Fresh Static Snow? I've tried multiple times to create it on my own with various plugins but I can't seem to get the sound just right. Here is a link to what I'm talking about:
https://youtu.be/EpCb8V6KOdc?t=44
Thanks everyone!

The processing is definitely a lot of distortion and there may be some notch filters in there for movement. Can't be sure on how to make a synth patch for it.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safeko on January 10, 2016, 04:26:32 pm
This new Skrillex "Make A Move" remix just blow my mind, any ideas how main synth was making? (https://youtu.be/aAv8AtxuF8s?t=63)

Probably FM the squary wavetable, i think the key is on post processing. Maybe Serum Reverb filter, or some flangers and phasers. What you guys think?

I think it may be a few patches slightly different from each other. But I agree with on on the FM and the movement being from post processing; lots of automation of filters. I wouldn't be surprised if SeamlessR does a tutorial on it soon. It definitely have a lot of changes in panning and automation so it's hard to discern what's going on. Really fantastic sound IMHO.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: MEDMAN on January 11, 2016, 02:38:59 am
Particularly this ''bass-house'' isn't my vibe but as a garage-head I really want to understand this bass sound, I'm pretty sure that is not so complex, but my attempts don't sound clear like this one, to me this bass sounds like some square waves with some distortion in an envelope, and of course compression and a 4x4 sidechain, some ideas my friends?
https://youtu.be/WPE5fWluCm0?t=35s  (0:44)


Ps* I have only a serum, sylenth1 and massive copy but should be enough.

Actually, it could be made with FM. I'd recommend experimenting with a combination of a high sine wave with the volume all the way down FMing a sine wave with an envelop increasing the FM amount from zero on each hit. Then distortion and processing to taste.

Thanks for your attention man, so... I'd thought about FM synthesis and I've tried modulating a bit in serum a few days ago,
FMing/modulating two sine waves, sounds ok but just a standard garage bass, far way from the track that I've mentioned.
I tried also FMing square waves, sounds a little more close but easily you get a dirty/distorted aspect, even with a LP filter envelope,
so still a bit icognito.  ???
The FM square waves attempt without post FX: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Mq0HUQjEsJ
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Luke_BadCatholics on January 11, 2016, 03:39:25 am
Particularly this ''bass-house'' isn't my vibe but as a garage-head I really want to understand this bass sound, I'm pretty sure that is not so complex, but my attempts don't sound clear like this one, to me this bass sounds like some square waves with some distortion in an envelope, and of course compression and a 4x4 sidechain, some ideas my friends?
https://youtu.be/WPE5fWluCm0?t=35s  (0:44)


Ps* I have only a serum, sylenth1 and massive copy but should be enough.

Actually, it could be made with FM. I'd recommend experimenting with a combination of a high sine wave with the volume all the way down FMing a sine wave with an envelop increasing the FM amount from zero on each hit. Then distortion and processing to taste.

Thanks for your attention man, so... I'd thought about FM synthesis and I've tried modulating a bit in serum a few days ago,
FMing/modulating two sine waves, sounds ok but just a standard garage bass, far way from the track that I've mentioned.
I tried also FMing square waves, sounds a little more close but easily you get a dirty/distorted aspect, even with a LP filter envelope,
so still a bit icognito.  ???
The FM square waves attempt without post FX: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Mq0HUQjEsJ

If you have massive, try using the square wavetables pitched down with some phase modulation (automate it and tweak as it'll get really sensitive - also play with the octave of the phase) - route it into a bandpass filter and a double notch filter and play with the settings - then route it to some tube distortion and I think it should be a bit similar. I also like to add the same LFO on the bandpass to the amp for a cleaner sound.

- Gonna attempt to recreate and will post back with results
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: MEDMAN on January 11, 2016, 06:55:37 am
Particularly this ''bass-house'' isn't my vibe but as a garage-head I really want to understand this bass sound, I'm pretty sure that is not so complex, but my attempts don't sound clear like this one, to me this bass sounds like some square waves with some distortion in an envelope, and of course compression and a 4x4 sidechain, some ideas my friends?
https://youtu.be/WPE5fWluCm0?t=35s  (0:44)





Ps* I have only a serum, sylenth1 and massive copy but should be enough.

Actually, it could be made with FM. I'd recommend experimenting with a combination of a high sine wave with the volume all the way down FMing a sine wave with an envelop increasing the FM amount from zero on each hit. Then distortion and processing to taste.

Thanks for your attention man, so... I'd thought about FM synthesis and I've tried modulating a bit in serum a few days ago,
FMing/modulating two sine waves, sounds ok but just a standard garage bass, far way from the track that I've mentioned.
I tried also FMing square waves, sounds a little more close but easily you get a dirty/distorted aspect, even with a LP filter envelope,
so still a bit icognito.  ???
The FM square waves attempt without post FX: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Mq0HUQjEsJ

If you have massive, try using the square wavetables pitched down with some phase modulation (automate it and tweak as it'll get really sensitive - also play with the octave of the phase) - route it into a bandpass filter and a double notch filter and play with the settings - then route it to some tube distortion and I think it should be a bit similar. I also like to add the same LFO on the bandpass to the amp for a cleaner sound.

- Gonna attempt to recreate and will post back with results


Yeah Luke thank you, was pretty much the phase automation you mentioned,
I added a second osc with the same config to get more presence, this bass also needs a LP filter,
After that I drew it as a lfo sine curve, the bass sounds more authentic, you did the remake? check my result after the bleeps:
https://clyp.it/a1bfotqt
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: UMBRA on January 11, 2016, 02:58:53 pm
Hey hey,

Heard a Deep Down Low remix off of Tchami's Insta that he dropped in one of his recent sets (http://iconosquare.com/p/1142861415997435914_427690443), and loved the sound in the drop (reminds me a lot of Moksi, but actually isn't the Moksi remix/mashup). Been trying to find a way to reproduce it so far but haven't been able to. Any ideas?

Oh and while we're at it, if someone could explain the sporadic stab (I guess that's the term, I'm still a bit of a lingo noob, if someone could tell me that'd be sick) between 2:21 and 2:31 or so in this mix (https://soundcloud.com/wearemoksi/moksi-live-on-diplo-and-friends-13-12-2015), that would be really sick.

Thanks in advance :3

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: indus on January 12, 2016, 01:54:32 am
Does anyone know how to make the brassy sounding synth at 0:59 on this song? https://soundcloud.com/eatthismusic/take-me-to-church-nomero-remix

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Ocular on January 12, 2016, 02:25:09 am
Does anyone know how to make the brassy sounding synth at 0:59 on this song? https://soundcloud.com/eatthismusic/take-me-to-church-nomero-remix

Thanks guys.
That's not a synth, that's actually brass. My guess is that they just bounced a few chords from a Kontakt library to audio and then played around with those.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: mandersen on January 12, 2016, 02:37:47 am
How can I make the bass from Four Tet - Back to The Start? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bL4t2gUS4

any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: gwailo on January 12, 2016, 04:48:45 am
How can I make the bass from Four Tet - Back to The Start? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bL4t2gUS4

any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!

I thought this was an interesting sound so I had a go at it. Fiddled in Ableton Operator for about 5 min and stumbled on this.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: p0o9i on January 12, 2016, 04:56:07 am
https://soundcloud.com/lucianofficial/black-coast-trndsttr-lucian-remix

Hey guys, I was having some trouble recreating the flume like sounds that Lucian makes in his remix of TRNDSTTR.

I tried using sidechain compression with a lead and having kicks all over the place, but couldn't quite seem to get it perfectly. Especially the sounds that are made in between the flume like sound. (Approx at 1:03)

Was wondering if anyone could provide some insight into this?

Thanks Producers Forum!  ;D
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Southlvnder on January 12, 2016, 06:19:59 am
Hey guys, was wondering if anyone had any tips on making a bass like the one in "Frogbass" by SNAILS?
http://youtu.be/HanBb8FonWs

I use massive and the operator in ableton mainly.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Desembra on January 12, 2016, 08:12:39 am
You could probably be able to recreate the bass with a saw wave + vocoder and some filtering. Haven't tried for myself though.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: duojet1 on January 13, 2016, 12:47:12 am
HELP! How do I create this awesome trance groove?

I've spent hours trying to reproduce a cool sample based groove like this:

https://youtu.be/MS7nGso2BD0?t=73

Does anyone know how they do this? Is there some trick I am missing? To me it sounds like extremely well placed samples in time... Also, are they making these samples or is there a library of cool trance samples? I've heard this in other songs as well.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: MEDMAN on January 13, 2016, 02:07:23 am
Hey guys, was wondering if anyone had any tips on making a bass like the one in "Frogbass" by SNAILS?
http://youtu.be/HanBb8FonWs

I use massive and the operator in ableton mainly.

Yeah as Desembra says
Using a saw wave, pitching down 1 or 2 octaves with a lfo/envelope + the native vocoder of ableton gives much of that bass aspect, there's a lot of snails basses on youtube
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: mandersen on January 13, 2016, 02:34:37 am
How can I make the bass from Four Tet - Back to The Start? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bL4t2gUS4

any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!

I thought this was an interesting sound so I had a go at it. Fiddled in Ableton Operator for about 5 min and stumbled on this.
  • Run 2 Sine wave Oscillators in parallel (not modulating each other).
  • Slightly detune one oscillator (Fine = 68) so that the sine waves interfere with each other and you get that wobble.
  • Add feedback (12%) on the detuned oscillator.

Thanks, i'll try this out!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: T.S.I.D on January 13, 2016, 11:43:04 pm
Can anyone figure out the lead to Armin van Buuren & W&W - D# Fat? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVoiG8LEQ8c)
I cant find a wave form that makes the sound specifically and a pitchbend saw is giving mixed results.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: dontloveme on January 14, 2016, 03:46:54 am
The horns from The Game ft. Skrillex - El Chapo (clean sample at 3:27)

and i don't just mean like directly sampling them from the track they used (Frank Sinatra - Granada (https://youtu.be/1RsB_mlsoHs?t=17)) i mean like how did they get the horns to sound the way they do in El Chapo.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: T.S.I.D on January 14, 2016, 04:41:20 am
The horns from The Game ft. Skrillex - El Chapo (clean sample at 3:27)

and i don't just mean like directly sampling them from the track they used (Frank Sinatra - Granada (https://youtu.be/1RsB_mlsoHs?t=17)) i mean like how did they get the horns to sound the way they do in El Chapo.

I dont think bangladesh directly sampled from the frank sinatra song in the final cut of el chapo. Many hip hop producers sample a song in a demo track and then re-record the sample using better instruments. Also due to the nature of this song being an extra from the games album the documentary 2/2.5 I am skeptical that bangladesh or skrillex would actually call in and record a horn section which leads me to think that a sample library is used. As far as proscessing the horn section is cut at 100-150 hz because the low end is just drums because thats why it bumps in the whip so well. The horns are also present in the middle and far sides of the sterero field so stereo imaging or utilizing a width knob in the sample library player would do the trick. The final brightness on the high end probably comes in the mastering stage I would believe.

TLDR I am not the Horn guy.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: dontloveme on January 14, 2016, 04:54:47 am
The horns from The Game ft. Skrillex - El Chapo (clean sample at 3:27)

and i don't just mean like directly sampling them from the track they used (Frank Sinatra - Granada (https://youtu.be/1RsB_mlsoHs?t=17)) i mean like how did they get the horns to sound the way they do in El Chapo. i got pretty much all the processing stuff you said down though, so i guess i'll just have to copy from the last little bit in the song where the horns just play solo.

I dont think bangladesh directly sampled from the frank sinatra song in the final cut of el chapo. Many hip hop producers sample a song in a demo track and then re-record the sample using better instruments. Also due to the nature of this song being an extra from the games album the documentary 2/2.5 I am skeptical that bangladesh or skrillex would actually call in and record a horn section which leads me to think that a sample library is used. As far as proscessing the horn section is cut at 100-150 hz because the low end is just drums because thats why it bumps in the whip so well. The horns are also present in the middle and far sides of the sterero field so stereo imaging or utilizing a width knob in the sample library player would do the trick. The final brightness on the high end probably comes in the mastering stage I would believe.

TLDR I am not the Horn guy.

ahhh yeah the sample library makes so much sense then, because they did the same thing (at least i believe so) with the intro of the song. if you listen to the sample they supposedly used, "El Gato Montes - Manuel Penella Moreno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osdg6ibxnWU)", it doesn't at all sound the same as the El Chapo intro.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: T.S.I.D on January 14, 2016, 05:06:48 am
The horns from The Game ft. Skrillex - El Chapo (clean sample at 3:27)

and i don't just mean like directly sampling them from the track they used (Frank Sinatra - Granada (https://youtu.be/1RsB_mlsoHs?t=17)) i mean like how did they get the horns to sound the way they do in El Chapo. i got pretty much all the processing stuff you said down though, so i guess i'll just have to copy from the last little bit in the song where the horns just play solo.

I dont think bangladesh directly sampled from the frank sinatra song in the final cut of el chapo. Many hip hop producers sample a song in a demo track and then re-record the sample using better instruments. Also due to the nature of this song being an extra from the games album the documentary 2/2.5 I am skeptical that bangladesh or skrillex would actually call in and record a horn section which leads me to think that a sample library is used. As far as proscessing the horn section is cut at 100-150 hz because the low end is just drums because thats why it bumps in the whip so well. The horns are also present in the middle and far sides of the sterero field so stereo imaging or utilizing a width knob in the sample library player would do the trick. The final brightness on the high end probably comes in the mastering stage I would believe.

TLDR I am not the Horn guy.

ahhh yeah the sample library makes so much sense then, because they did the same thing (at least i believe so) with the intro of the song. if you listen to the sample they supposedly used, "El Gato Montes - Manuel Penella Moreno", it doesn't at all sound the same as the El Chapo intro.

Yea the funny thing you will learn as you try to recreate more hip-hop/pop songs is that beats are very simple but the pieces of the beat are made wisely and in the most practical way possible. After I learned this I realized electronic music can be created in the same fashion.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: endlesstea on January 14, 2016, 02:09:08 pm
I've been trying to figure out a section from Lido's Drowning remix, it's at about 1:34,  the duuh - duuh - duh! bit, I can't tell whether the chords are played by a single supersaw synth patch or several. The bass seems like a saw (w/ a sine sub), I believe the mid chords are also a saw and there is definitely a supersaw at the higher end. Any thoughts would be appreciated:



Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: T.S.I.D on January 14, 2016, 11:42:44 pm
Hey hey,

Heard a Deep Down Low remix off of Tchami's Insta that he dropped in one of his recent sets (http://iconosquare.com/p/1142861415997435914_427690443), and loved the sound in the drop (reminds me a lot of Moksi, but actually isn't the Moksi remix/mashup). Been trying to find a way to reproduce it so far but haven't been able to. Any ideas?

Oh and while we're at it, if someone could explain the sporadic stab (I guess that's the term, I'm still a bit of a lingo noob, if someone could tell me that'd be sick) between 2:21 and 2:31 or so in this mix (https://soundcloud.com/wearemoksi/moksi-live-on-diplo-and-friends-13-12-2015), that would be really sick.

Thanks in advance :3

It seems that your interested in learning the future house basses that have been gaining popularity because they sound underground af but are also really aggressive. Most of these basses are made either in spire or serum since they can use fm synthesis while other synths use other methods.

Helpfull imformation about synth types
http://tweakheadz.com/software-synths/
http://tweakheadz.com/software-synths/

 There is a tutorial explaing why you cant effectivly use sylenth or massive to make the sound you want here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQVNHsQN444).
Though the stab you pointed out in the mix has a filter on an envelope and some distortion I believe but I am not to familiar with that sound. However I tried to recreate the UFO sounding lead in the tchami remix in spire.
Here is the sound attempt --- https://clyp.it/gb3hy5ze
The sound reminds me allot of some old alien invasion movie so I assumed that it would be a basic sound that older synths could create. Here is a photo of the main osc and also the osc goes down in pitch along with the envelope.

(http://s11.postimg.org/4sjq1yj2r/UFo.png)

boom...
Any more question feel free to ask
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Reuben James on January 16, 2016, 02:59:18 am
Anyone have any ideas on the bass growl type stuff in Val -Shapeshifter? Seems like it shouldn't be hard to do in serum but I'm having a bit of trouble reproducing it.

Starts right around 0:25

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: katz12 on January 16, 2016, 02:50:26 pm
does anybody know how to make the synth at 1:00 - 1:10. I'm more curious about the fast on and off movement. is it a saw wave with volume modulation? thanks in advance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01LCiVLbib0
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Mussar on January 16, 2016, 06:59:27 pm
Anyone have any ideas on the bass growl type stuff in Val -Shapeshifter? Seems like it shouldn't be hard to do in serum but I'm having a bit of trouble reproducing it.

Sounds like a growl that's under a band pass or two, and the LFO on the growl itself sounds like a quarter note in a triangle or sine curve. I think I hear a flanger as part of the modulation but I'd need to mess around to try and recreate it. Mess around with a few different filter combinations and automating their cutoffs in a few different directions, and see how they sound when they're moving in the same vs. opposite directions.

If you check out SeamlessR on youtube, he does a lot of neuro tutorials and you should be able to get an idea of where to go from there.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on January 16, 2016, 07:19:28 pm
Can anyone figure out the lead to Armin van Buuren & W&W - D# Fat? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVoiG8LEQ8c)
I cant find a wave form that makes the sound specifically and a pitchbend saw is giving mixed results.

This tutorial gives you the basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8pvL_LY6Os
However, it would still need a little tweaking.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Reuben James on January 17, 2016, 07:32:12 pm
Anyone have any ideas on the bass growl type stuff in Val -Shapeshifter? Seems like it shouldn't be hard to do in serum but I'm having a bit of trouble reproducing it.

Sounds like a growl that's under a band pass or two, and the LFO on the growl itself sounds like a quarter note in a triangle or sine curve. I think I hear a flanger as part of the modulation but I'd need to mess around to try and recreate it. Mess around with a few different filter combinations and automating their cutoffs in a few different directions, and see how they sound when they're moving in the same vs. opposite directions.

If you check out SeamlessR on youtube, he does a lot of neuro tutorials and you should be able to get an idea of where to go from there.

Sweet, I'll give those things a try. And of course, seamless should've been my first place to check, completely spaced out on that.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Reuben James on January 17, 2016, 07:37:15 pm
does anybody know how to make the synth at 1:00 - 1:10. I'm more curious about the fast on and off movement. is it a saw wave with volume modulation? thanks in advance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01LCiVLbib0

Almost - it's a saw wave (many saw waves stacked and detuned to be exact) with a lowpass filter cutoff linked to a LFO. Then the LFO's speed is probably automated. Also, it sounds like there's a tiny bit of resonance on the filter. Pretty simple sound that most basic synths well be able to reproduce.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: nicbow2702 on January 18, 2016, 08:53:50 pm
Hey guys does anyone know how to make that bassy arp around 1:30 min?

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Munro Island on January 20, 2016, 02:31:35 am
How would you make the funny lead bell/kalimba thing you hear in this song at 1:17

https://soundcloud.com/tennysonmusic/no-answer (https://soundcloud.com/tennysonmusic/no-answer)

you can hear it in this track too at 1:17 oddly enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hv1DElPXV0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hv1DElPXV0)

both great tracks :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Fands on January 20, 2016, 09:43:36 am
Hello! Got a question about the bass in this track;
Miike Snow - Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6qQxVlrus&feature=youtu.be&t=60 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6qQxVlrus&feature=youtu.be&t=60)

The bass seems so...woody? How is this synthesized? It sounds woody and hallow-ish yet full,tried to recreate it using various recipes but nothing has worked out they way I want to!

Bonus question: Is anyone able to figure out the bass movement/progression? I know that the track is in Gmin but I haven't been able to recreate the bass pattern,it seems so groovy and moving yet it sounds like a simple progression....going nuts!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: ErikF on January 20, 2016, 11:31:58 pm
HELP! How do I create this awesome trance groove?

I've spent hours trying to reproduce a cool sample based groove like this:

https://youtu.be/MS7nGso2BD0?t=73

Does anyone know how they do this? Is there some trick I am missing? To me it sounds like extremely well placed samples in time... Also, are they making these samples or is there a library of cool trance samples? I've heard this in other songs as well.

Someone should take a crack at this one. :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Rumblenaut on January 22, 2016, 10:49:27 pm
Gem shards - Must DIE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqi5TL93fQY

drop @ ~1:40

How do you make his vowel sounds? I can get close to this in Massive with double bandpasses and automation, but there are always background harmonics/noise so it isn't clean.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Hymoki on January 26, 2016, 11:15:33 pm
Gem shards - Must DIE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqi5TL93fQY

drop @ ~1:40

How do you make his vowel sounds? I can get close to this in Massive with double bandpasses and automation, but there are always background harmonics/noise so it isn't clean.

Thanks :)

This Virtual Riot tutorial on Serum is a good place to start. He hangs around with Must Die and I'm pretty confident both of them are using Serum much more frequently nowadays! A lot of the information on filter automation and effects processing can be applied to massive as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sa3wa_doVs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sa3wa_doVs)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: indus on January 28, 2016, 11:40:49 pm
How do I make the synths in this drop?!?!

https://soundcloud.com/grantbowtie/odesza-say-my-name-feat-zyra-grant-bowtie-remix

it's literally the only song that I've ever heard like that.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Snow on January 29, 2016, 09:37:05 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzi9vuaNE8

How to make the acid sound in the intro?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: VOIID on January 29, 2016, 10:18:24 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzi9vuaNE8

How to make the acid sound in the intro?
Well, I dont really know how to make that exact sounds but trance acids are pretty much saw/square waves with a ton of distortion, chorus, delay and reverb (you can also add white noise if you want). Then play cutoff and ressonance using a high pass or band pass filter and that's it. Ez to make using sylenth
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Snow on January 29, 2016, 11:51:24 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzi9vuaNE8

How to make the acid sound in the intro?

Btw. Does anyone know what instrument is used in the break?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: julianveloso on January 29, 2016, 05:29:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11MEChqPovo

I felt in love with this track as soon as i heard it, anyone got any ideas on how that chord synth in the drop was made? and what the bass too maybe?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Bertie South on February 01, 2016, 04:59:41 pm
https://youtu.be/PFfERkjL81o?t=129 (https://youtu.be/PFfERkjL81o?t=129)


I want to do a remix/remake of Olmec Heads - Spiritualised and could use some pointers on how to make the sound that starts where that clip does. Hopefully pretty straightforward, cheers peeps
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: CallMeASpaceman on February 01, 2016, 07:32:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs9XYB8LKlI

A Serbian song (a friend sent it to me)
1:18 the sound starts i remember i saw a tutorial on how to make that sounds but i forgot I'm a noob at producing
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Frederick on February 02, 2016, 10:06:29 am

I would like to know how they did the chord synth that is playing throughout the track. It sounds so fucking good.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: DualOxygen on February 02, 2016, 02:36:52 pm
Hello Guys
Maybe do you know how to make the synth which is linked below. Idk what it is but (sounds great  :D) sounds something like massive( is this possible to make it in sylenth ?).
I''l be thankful if somebody gonna give me a preset or even better tutorial to that particular sound :D(including some basic processing and stuff like that)
Exact sound start at 2:04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X-ShGLsYeI (Really massive track played on abgt :D)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: DualOxygen on February 06, 2016, 08:22:10 pm
I refresh that topic cause i think it should be above the surface  8).
Cheers
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on February 11, 2016, 12:46:04 am
any ideas on how to recreate the metallic sounding arp that comes in at 10 seconds?

https://clyp.it/zhspmlx2
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Erickoslosky on February 11, 2016, 01:45:34 am
Any JUSTICE fans out there? i love there sound. I've been trying to recreate the lead/bass wub sound at around 1:12 and at 2:30 but have not been getting the results i want. anyone think they know what to make it? maybe its a sample? I'm not sure. i know wolfgang has a similar sound to it too

PLZ help!! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKzWLUQizz8
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Bertie South on February 11, 2016, 11:59:59 pm
Hello! Got a question about the bass in this track;
Miike Snow - Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6qQxVlrus&feature=youtu.be&t=60 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6qQxVlrus&feature=youtu.be&t=60)

The bass seems so...woody? How is this synthesized? It sounds woody and hallow-ish yet full,tried to recreate it using various recipes but nothing has worked out they way I want to!

Bonus question: Is anyone able to figure out the bass movement/progression? I know that the track is in Gmin but I haven't been able to recreate the bass pattern,it seems so groovy and moving yet it sounds like a simple progression....going nuts!
You have Massive? I can get pretty close
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Cor Sicarius on February 12, 2016, 04:19:07 am
Anyone know how to make a Porter Robinson-esque Arp?

Ex:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BP_CQ2Azs

Drop is at the very beginning of the video, the shiny keys in the background that really add a lot, anyone know?

Sounds a lot like a pretty basic deep house pluck. Shouldn't take much. If you have serum use the FMFM wavetable with a saw, grab a lowpass filter and add some very sharp cutoff. Also another that gives it a little bit of a shine is a small amount of downsample distortion. After that add on your choice of after effects to tweak it however you wish! Hopefully that's helpful.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Cor Sicarius on February 12, 2016, 04:25:10 am
This crazy sound by Madeon is a mystery to me.
Has anyone got an idea?

https://youtu.be/ng4291cptOk?t=1m49s

Well for one if you want the full song look up Irony - Claris (Porter Robinson Edit)

Its probably a form of 3 different synths layered on top of eachother. Can't name specific wavetables. My guess would be massive or serum, then with an LFO on the cutoff portion of it giving it that sort of short plucky sound while still retaining the solid portion of the chord in there. Not much on advice, but it's something! Absolutely love that song. The drop is ecstacy.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on February 12, 2016, 05:15:44 am
how do you go about making the wavey chords in the intro of soupandreas's life goes on? i messed around with different ADSR envelopes, cutoff/resonance modulation and tried to apply an lfo to the cutoff but i wasn't getting a close enough end result.

https://soundcloud.com/soupandreas/lifegoeson
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Cor Sicarius on February 12, 2016, 06:52:53 am
how do you go about making the wavey chords in the intro of soupandreas's life goes on? i messed around with different ADSR envelopes, cutoff/resonance modulation and tried to apply an lfo to the cutoff but i wasn't getting a close enough end result.

https://soundcloud.com/soupandreas/lifegoeson

Sounds to me like Sylenth1. Using an LFO on the cutoff and then syncing the built-in phaser with it as well!

Edit: I actually just messed around and got something close. If you have sylenth I can send you the fxp, of if you just wanna hear it I can render and link it, or email it to you!

Also that guy totally sounds like Geotheory x Sam Gellaitry.

I'm no expert, I'm still an amateur. Sound design just grooves with me really well, composition not so much. :/
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on February 12, 2016, 09:56:05 am
how do you go about making the wavey chords in the intro of soupandreas's life goes on? i messed around with different ADSR envelopes, cutoff/resonance modulation and tried to apply an lfo to the cutoff but i wasn't getting a close enough end result.

https://soundcloud.com/soupandreas/lifegoeson

Sounds to me like Sylenth1. Using an LFO on the cutoff and then syncing the built-in phaser with it as well!

Edit: I actually just messed around and got something close. If you have sylenth I can send you the fxp, of if you just wanna hear it I can render and link it, or email it to you!

Also that guy totally sounds like Geotheory x Sam Gellaitry.

I'm no expert, I'm still an amateur. Sound design just grooves with me really well, composition not so much. :/

ahh the phaser thing is a good suggestion, i'll try that out. also yes, if you're cool with sending me it, i'd definitely be interested in seeing the preset file! i kept messing up somewhere along the way  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

edit: the application of a phaser is definitely a step in the right direction although im still a bit clueless what waveforms to use in order to get a similar sound. this is as close as i managed to get (hopefully your fxp will shed some light as to what im missing lmao)

https://clyp.it/vbkjlo4y
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: jeeebzy on February 13, 2016, 09:52:23 am
Anybody out there know how to make the lead sound in Katana by Victor Niglio & HLTR$KLTR ?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: JohnnyBrux on February 14, 2016, 11:34:17 am
I guess i made a thread when one was't necessary, but the lead in this?

https://soundcloud.com/darren-styles/darren-styles-feat-christina-novelli-sun-is-rising-clip
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: RaddG93 on February 16, 2016, 06:35:28 pm
Does anyone know how to make the distortedish wub sound commonly used by guys like JOYRYDE? I can get kind of close using massive, but i'm just wondering if someone may have some tips? thanks

heres an example:
https://soundcloud.com/enjoyryde/joyryde-fuel-tank
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Roblar on February 16, 2016, 06:42:05 pm
Anyone got any idea on how Mr. Quinn made the lead synth at 1:53 and 3:32? I hate to use buzzwords, but to me it sounds very 'crispy'. I am not very experienced at sound design, but this would be a great way to start. Any help appreciated!


https://soundcloud.com/mrsuicidesheep/david-quinn-yoe-mase-fake-music
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on February 18, 2016, 04:15:01 am
does anyone know how to make the bass in this song (0:43)? i was thinking something along the lines of guitar amp distortion as a processing method although i'm not sure.

https://soundcloud.com/kraleofficial/ladyofclockwork
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 08:58:36 am
any ideas on how to recreate the metallic sounding arp that comes in at 10 seconds?

https://clyp.it/zhspmlx2

put an arpeggiator in front of a sine wave (operator default preset works fine) and put the steps to 3 and the rate to 1/64

play a big chord (good one to try is C-Eb-G-Bb-D) and voila!

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 09:00:17 am
How would you make the funny lead bell/kalimba thing you hear in this song at 1:17

https://soundcloud.com/tennysonmusic/no-answer (https://soundcloud.com/tennysonmusic/no-answer)

you can hear it in this track too at 1:17 oddly enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hv1DElPXV0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hv1DElPXV0)

both great tracks :)

you can take an 808 tom (if you're using ableton just do a search for it and one should come up) and then drag it into a sampler. pitch it up and start playing notes! you can add a transient shaper to make it punch a little harder and sound more sticky
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 09:19:58 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11MEChqPovo

I felt in love with this track as soon as i heard it, anyone got any ideas on how that chord synth in the drop was made? and what the bass too maybe?

to me it sounds like strings layered with a bit of saw and a bit of noise. I got a similar sound by layering a saw wave & a string section sample and then playing a nice pretty 7th chord. you can use an auto pan with amt 100% rate 1/16 phase 360 and shape 63.5% to get the gate effect.

and then to get the slidey effect you can go up on the pitch bend

bit of chorus/reverb/eq at the end and you're pretty close! ST probably spent a lot of time processing trying to get those chords to sound just right so be prepared to do the same :)

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 09:22:13 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs9XYB8LKlI

A Serbian song (a friend sent it to me)
1:18 the sound starts i remember i saw a tutorial on how to make that sounds but i forgot I'm a noob at producing

it's called a pad, try looking up some tutorials on how to make those on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+make+a+pad+in+massive
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 09:29:15 am

I would like to know how they did the chord synth that is playing throughout the track. It sounds so fucking good.

such a good record. sounds a lot like a saw chord but then pitched down. try using abletons vocoder effect on a saw wave chord, set the carrier to modulator and turn down the formant. also sounds like its got some reverb on it with a really small room. Also try putting some TAL chorus on it, one of my new favorite plugs https://tal-software.com/products/tal-chorus-lx
Title: Re: Puppet and Tristam
Post by: imdurante on February 19, 2016, 05:55:18 pm
One of my favourite artists at this stage of my life right now are Puppet and Tristam. I really want to learn making Puppet's orchestral-ish vocals and how to bass out like Tristam but like, HOW THE HECK DO I DO THAT ?!11!!1!

[Edit] My friend told me that a way I could make Puppet's orchestral-ish vocals sample is by just adding lots of reverb but the fact that he uses Ableton Live doesn't really help. Any hopes here?

Reference link?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: katz12 on February 20, 2016, 04:43:18 pm
i would appreciate it if one of you guys would take a quick listen to the part at 1:19 and 1:22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IEitgarxfg where the synths pitch lowers and abruptly silences. im trying to recreate this effect in sylenth and I think its just automation of the pitch bend wheel. im pretty sure there are multiple ways to achieve this effect (automation of the pitchbend wheel being one of them) but was wondering if anyone knew any other way to emulate this effect? thanks in advance
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on February 20, 2016, 05:27:37 pm
i would appreciate it if one of you guys would take a quick listen to the part at 1:19 and 1:22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IEitgarxfg where the synths pitch lowers and abruptly silences. im trying to recreate this effect in sylenth and I think its just automation of the pitch bend wheel. im pretty sure there are multiple ways to achieve this effect (automation of the pitchbend wheel being one of them) but was wondering if anyone knew any other way to emulate this effect? thanks in advance

sounds like a tape stop trigger to me (pitch and tempo decrease simultaneously). check out dBlue's website for the free TapeStop plugin, its a quick and easy solution to achieving that sound.

http://illformed.org/plugins/
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Hymoki on February 21, 2016, 01:24:56 pm
https://youtu.be/koeW4g8Y-lg?t=15s

What in the world is this lead sound in 'The Thrill' by Nero? I know it's heavily processed and distorted, but what synth did they likely use?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Snow on March 03, 2016, 10:54:36 am
How do I make the higher Pluck synth at 0:52? https://soundcloud.com/elysianrecords/party-thieves-lazy-boyz-no-gravity

This is what I've got so far https://soundcloud.com/mindlessnl/test2/s-8mfk2
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on March 03, 2016, 10:15:19 pm
how was the blip sounding lead made at 2:21 in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy/iceman-fall
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Zildy on March 05, 2016, 03:45:50 am
I'm looking for ways to make liquidy/grimy machine sounds like at the 2:10 mark in Phonat's remix of Need Your Love by Andrew Bayer.

https://soundcloud.com/phonat/andrew-bayer-need-your-love

Any ideas?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Hymoki on March 05, 2016, 06:36:05 pm
I'm looking for ways to make liquidy/grimy machine sounds like at the 2:10 mark in Phonat's remix of Need Your Love by Andrew Bayer.

https://soundcloud.com/phonat/andrew-bayer-need-your-love

Any ideas?

I would try processing some percussion samples to start. Sounds like you could get a similar sound running drum samples through Serum with the Hyper/Dimension effect or through a vocoder :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Zildy on March 07, 2016, 05:04:11 am
I'm looking for ways to make liquidy/grimy machine sounds like at the 2:10 mark in Phonat's remix of Need Your Love by Andrew Bayer.

https://soundcloud.com/phonat/andrew-bayer-need-your-love

Any ideas?

I would try processing some percussion samples to start. Sounds like you could get a similar sound running drum samples through Serum with the Hyper/Dimension effect or through a vocoder :)

Hmm, that's a great idea to run percussion samples through serum.. the noise oscilator might even be a good option.. thanks!
Title: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: OB on March 08, 2016, 07:42:24 am
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated
Title: Re: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: letstakeacatnap on March 08, 2016, 06:36:06 pm
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated

i used sylenth for this one. my remake has 3 osc; a saw (3 voice, low detune), white noise (1 voice) and a sine (1 voice). retrig is off on all of them. i turned on the low pass filter for both parts more so for the drive aspect than cutting out any frequencies. in the envelope tab i turned on Pitch AB and left the ADSR as is except for adding a tiny bit of decay (adds a bit of attack to the sound). in the lfo tab, lfo 1 is modulating Pitch AB; rate (1/16), gain (0.10), rotary knob (1.86). i enabled mono/legato mode in order to allow the notes to glide (6-7 for portamento time). the last thing i added within sylenth was a bit of chorus.

as far as external processing goes: i eq'ed the low end out, compressed a bit, added distortion, bitcrushed, and added reverb.
the bitcrusher is only effecting the high end of the sound at around the 24k region.

here's what i managed to get. it's not perfect but hopefully it points you in the right direction!

https://clyp.it/or5m50hb
Title: Re: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: bearmanbear on March 09, 2016, 10:06:26 am
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated

i used sylenth for this one. my remake has 3 osc; a saw (3 voice, low detune), white noise (1 voice) and a sine (1 voice). retrig is off on all of them. i turned on the low pass filter for both parts more so for the drive aspect than cutting out any frequencies. in the envelope tab i turned on Pitch AB and left the ADSR as is except for adding a tiny bit of decay (adds a bit of attack to the sound). in the lfo tab, lfo 1 is modulating Pitch AB; rate (1/16), gain (0.10), rotary knob (1.86). i enabled mono/legato mode in order to allow the notes to glide (6-7 for portamento time). the last thing i added within sylenth was a bit of chorus.

as far as external processing goes: i eq'ed the low end out, compressed a bit, added distortion, bitcrushed, and added reverb.
the bitcrusher is only effecting the high end of the sound at around the 24k region.

here's what i managed to get. it's not perfect but hopefully it points you in the right direction!

https://clyp.it/or5m50hb


I think you mean 2.4k.unless you are making music for dolphins and bats
Title: Re: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: letstakeacatnap on March 09, 2016, 07:19:16 pm
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated

i used sylenth for this one. my remake has 3 osc; a saw (3 voice, low detune), white noise (1 voice) and a sine (1 voice). retrig is off on all of them. i turned on the low pass filter for both parts more so for the drive aspect than cutting out any frequencies. in the envelope tab i turned on Pitch AB and left the ADSR as is except for adding a tiny bit of decay (adds a bit of attack to the sound). in the lfo tab, lfo 1 is modulating Pitch AB; rate (1/16), gain (0.10), rotary knob (1.86). i enabled mono/legato mode in order to allow the notes to glide (6-7 for portamento time). the last thing i added within sylenth was a bit of chorus.

as far as external processing goes: i eq'ed the low end out, compressed a bit, added distortion, bitcrushed, and added reverb.
the bitcrusher is only effecting the high end of the sound at around the 24k region.

here's what i managed to get. it's not perfect but hopefully it points you in the right direction!

https://clyp.it/or5m50hb


I think you mean 2.4k.unless you are making music for dolphins and bats

ahh, i was typing this super fast and meant to mention it was the resampler frequency. i used decimort 2 for the bitcrushing.

https://gyazo.com/7ab82fb19b943fea86a198c6e80cb554
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Mhaun on March 09, 2016, 08:08:02 pm
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone can help me out on this maraca/Open Hihat sound in this song (https://soundcloud.com/lane8music/ghost-lane-8-rework) at 0:18

I've been playing around with open hihat samples to get the sound but I can't get it just right. I'm not sure if it's a maraca sample or just open hihat with pitch/volume changes.

I know it's a pretty popular sound that's used in a lot of tracks, is it usually a maraca sample or open hihats? Or am I just compeletely wrong  ???

Thanks!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: bryan on March 09, 2016, 09:42:14 pm
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone can help me out on this maraca/Open Hihat sound in this song (https://soundcloud.com/lane8music/ghost-lane-8-rework) at 0:18

I've been playing around with open hihat samples to get the sound but I can't get it just right. I'm not sure if it's a maraca sample or just open hihat with pitch/volume changes.

I know it's a pretty popular sound that's used in a lot of tracks, is it usually a maraca sample or open hihats? Or am I just compeletely wrong  ???

Thanks!

Could be a shaker sample or loop, which I think is more likely. Some sample packs come with them. 

If it is individual samples (or a singular sample), I'd mess around with the release/gate/length/volume of each hit.  Singularity talks about making realistic drums in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIWfhgBkp40
Title: Re: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: OB on March 10, 2016, 06:41:24 am
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated

i used sylenth for this one. my remake has 3 osc; a saw (3 voice, low detune), white noise (1 voice) and a sine (1 voice). retrig is off on all of them. i turned on the low pass filter for both parts more so for the drive aspect than cutting out any frequencies. in the envelope tab i turned on Pitch AB and left the ADSR as is except for adding a tiny bit of decay (adds a bit of attack to the sound). in the lfo tab, lfo 1 is modulating Pitch AB; rate (1/16), gain (0.10), rotary knob (1.86). i enabled mono/legato mode in order to allow the notes to glide (6-7 for portamento time). the last thing i added within sylenth was a bit of chorus.

as far as external processing goes: i eq'ed the low end out, compressed a bit, added distortion, bitcrushed, and added reverb.
the bitcrusher is only effecting the high end of the sound at around the 24k region.

here's what i managed to get. it's not perfect but hopefully it points you in the right direction!

https://clyp.it/or5m50hb


I think you mean 2.4k.unless you are making music for dolphins and bats

ahh, i was typing this super fast and meant to mention it was the resampler frequency. i used decimort 2 for the bitcrushing.

https://gyazo.com/7ab82fb19b943fea86a198c6e80cb554

thanks for the help  :D
Title: Re: WRLD supersaw?
Post by: letstakeacatnap on March 10, 2016, 09:06:04 pm
Would it be possible if anyone can advise me on how I can make the smooth saw wave like the one from 0:02 - 0:05 from WRLD - Awake?

Ref link: https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/wrld-awake?in=monstercat/sets/awake-ep

help appreciated

i used sylenth for this one. my remake has 3 osc; a saw (3 voice, low detune), white noise (1 voice) and a sine (1 voice). retrig is off on all of them. i turned on the low pass filter for both parts more so for the drive aspect than cutting out any frequencies. in the envelope tab i turned on Pitch AB and left the ADSR as is except for adding a tiny bit of decay (adds a bit of attack to the sound). in the lfo tab, lfo 1 is modulating Pitch AB; rate (1/16), gain (0.10), rotary knob (1.86). i enabled mono/legato mode in order to allow the notes to glide (6-7 for portamento time). the last thing i added within sylenth was a bit of chorus.

as far as external processing goes: i eq'ed the low end out, compressed a bit, added distortion, bitcrushed, and added reverb.
the bitcrusher is only effecting the high end of the sound at around the 24k region.

here's what i managed to get. it's not perfect but hopefully it points you in the right direction!

https://clyp.it/or5m50hb


I think you mean 2.4k.unless you are making music for dolphins and bats

ahh, i was typing this super fast and meant to mention it was the resampler frequency. i used decimort 2 for the bitcrushing.

https://gyazo.com/7ab82fb19b943fea86a198c6e80cb554

thanks for the help  :D

anytime!
Title: Re: Ghastly Get On This Lead
Post by: jonfresh on March 13, 2016, 10:59:23 pm
Hello everyone, I've been trying to figure out how to make the lead that Ghastly uses in his track Get On This at 0:30. I think its a really cool lead but I am struggling with making it myself. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Ghastly Get On This Lead
Post by: Hymoki on March 14, 2016, 03:55:52 am
Hello everyone, I've been trying to figure out how to make the lead that Ghastly uses in his track Get On This at 0:30. I think its a really cool lead but I am struggling with making it myself. Thanks for the help!

Do you have Serum by any chance?
Title: Re: Ghastly Get On This Lead
Post by: jonfresh on March 14, 2016, 09:56:03 pm
Hello everyone, I've been trying to figure out how to make the lead that Ghastly uses in his track Get On This at 0:30. I think its a really cool lead but I am struggling with making it myself. Thanks for the help!

Do you have Serum by any chance?

Yes I do have Serum!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: wobblecraft on April 05, 2016, 01:20:49 am
any idea what getter did to make the bassline in the drop of Rip n Dip?
Title: Re: Ghastly Get On This Lead
Post by: T.S.I.D on April 05, 2016, 02:39:42 am
Hello everyone, I've been trying to figure out how to make the lead that Ghastly uses in his track Get On This at 0:30. I think its a really cool lead but I am struggling with making it myself. Thanks for the help!

Do you have Serum by any chance?

Yes I do have Serum!

I was trying to make this sound earlier and started messing around with LD gamers if I was on the right track that would be hilarious.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on April 12, 2016, 07:51:38 pm
anyone have any idea how to recreate the bass that appears at 2:14 in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/crankdatvip/notorious-remix
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: danieltorres on April 15, 2016, 11:32:47 pm
any idea what getter did to make the bassline in the drop of Rip n Dip?

or most drops for any song he has released this year, they all sound very similar yet they are all amazing

I would appreciate if anyone knew how
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Wontolla on April 15, 2016, 11:51:21 pm
Use Serum and play around with the all-pass filter. Squarify + all-pass mod = riddim.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: DavidGreene on April 20, 2016, 04:13:27 pm
Do any of you guys know how to make this lead sound from Maurice West's remix of Headhunterz "To Be Me"?

https://soundcloud.com/mauricewest/headhunterz-to-be-me-maurice-west-remix-remix-contest
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Amrith on April 26, 2016, 05:25:56 am
HELP! How do I create this awesome trance groove?

I've spent hours trying to reproduce a cool sample based groove like this:

https://youtu.be/MS7nGso2BD0?t=73

Does anyone know how they do this? Is there some trick I am missing? To me it sounds like extremely well placed samples in time... Also, are they making these samples or is there a library of cool trance samples? I've heard this in other songs as well.

I took my shot, but my sample library is thin, so I threw some synths together and worked through as much as my brain could handle (holy cow this drop is really hard to follow). Hopefully this will at least give you an idea of where to place your samples. Tbh, it's 130 bpm glitch house or some crazy subgenre name that will stick for like a year and die out like all the others. (Haven't heard the word "Riddim" in a while. Hmm.) So as long as you get into the proper mindset, and understand what you're going for, I think you can pull it off. I also believe that when you hear similar sounds in songs, it's well known synth patches or methods of achieving a sound (because I'm 90% sure I could pick one or two of these sounds out of a Shadient song in some different iteration).

But yeah. Let me know if this helps.  :)

P.S. I hear some reese-esque sounds in there. So that's definitely a sound you could work on (Damn, Daniel. Back at it again with the different iterations).

https://clyp.it/wrjxh3bp (https://clyp.it/wrjxh3bp)

(http://i.imgur.com/kRnYaCR.png)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Amrith on April 26, 2016, 05:37:37 am
anyone have any idea how to recreate the bass that appears at 2:14 in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/crankdatvip/notorious-remix

Deep house bass (it sounds wide and square-ish) -> Redux/Bitcrushing -> Profit

Bitcrushing is reducing the audio quality of the bass as a whole, but giving it that little top end. What you could also do is route audio from your bass channel to the Bitcrusher on another channel, lowpass it before the crusher at about 5khz (or to taste), and mix it back in with the bass. Bam. All of the bass quality with the crunch of the Bitcrusher. Now you just need a captain's uniform and a gallon of milk.

P.S. Thank you for sharing that. Super dope drop right there.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on April 27, 2016, 05:09:43 am
anyone have any idea how to recreate the bass that appears at 2:14 in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/crankdatvip/notorious-remix

Deep house bass (it sounds wide and square-ish) -> Redux/Bitcrushing -> Profit

Bitcrushing is reducing the audio quality of the bass as a whole, but giving it that little top end. What you could also do is route audio from your bass channel to the Bitcrusher on another channel, lowpass it before the crusher at about 5khz (or to taste), and mix it back in with the bass. Bam. All of the bass quality with the crunch of the Bitcrusher. Now you just need a captain's uniform and a gallon of milk.

P.S. Thank you for sharing that. Super dope drop right there.

haha np man, and thanks for the tips, i'll be sure to mess around with it.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: marcoda on May 09, 2016, 07:58:24 am
As I started clicking around in a DAW only a few weeks ago, I have a really hard time understanding the setup of the bass in tracks like

Cosmic Gate – am2pm
https://youtu.be/FSserx_VvFM?t=51s

Ilan Bluestone – Big ben
https://youtu.be/LJ5o74hUQvY?t=1m

In these tracks the bass seems more to be an aftermath of the kick, as you (or: I) can not hear a specific bass-sound that is played.

Sorry for a question to which the answer is probably pretty simple  :-\
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Amrith on May 10, 2016, 06:40:03 am
As I started clicking around in a DAW only a few weeks ago, I have a really hard time understanding the setup of the bass in tracks like

Cosmic Gate – am2pm
https://youtu.be/FSserx_VvFM?t=51s

Ilan Bluestone – Big ben
https://youtu.be/LJ5o74hUQvY?t=1m

In these tracks the bass seems more to be an aftermath of the kick, as you (or: I) can not hear a specific bass-sound that is played.

Sorry for a question to which the answer is probably pretty simple  :-\

You have three options here:


That's pretty much it. I'm kind of wondering if the attack is curved downwards a bit, which would mean volume automation; something that is not at all unheard of as a substitute for sidechaining. The sub in cosmic gate is probably also bitcrushed.

P.S. Someone once told me that you have to ask dumb questions to learn anything. It's not dumb because it's being asked. It's dumb because it's second nature to those who have already asked and are currently using that knowledge. Basically, any question is smart. Partially because you're going to learn from it, and also because it'll lead you to more questions. The desire to learn doesn't require an apology. It's what brought us all here in the first place. Now go ask more questions.  ;D
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: marcoda on May 10, 2016, 07:28:43 am
Thanks Amrith for the explanation! (I'll keep these questions coming) ;)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Amrith on May 10, 2016, 07:43:42 am
Thanks Amrith for the explanation! (I'll keep these questions coming) ;)

Always happy to help! If you have any more you can PM me and whatever I can't figure out you can send back over here.  :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: kapoios on June 19, 2016, 04:26:39 pm
Hmmm although it might sound easy I ve benn tryin for a while to make that high pitched almost percussive sound from Nicolas Jaar (at the beggining 0:07)
I ve used in massive a high pitched Osc (tried many kinds of waves) with a short attack-decay envelope routed to its pitch, and tried with LP2,Lp4 and also with Hp2 and 4. I also gave it a little tiny Fm. I am pretty close but I can't seem to get it that clear, my sound is more ringy.
ANy ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on June 19, 2016, 08:13:45 pm
Hmmm although it might sound easy I ve benn tryin for a while to make that high pitched almost percussive sound from Nicolas Jaar (at the beggining 0:07)
I ve used in massive a high pitched Osc (tried many kinds of waves) with a short attack-decay envelope routed to its pitch, and tried with LP2,Lp4 and also with Hp2 and 4. I also gave it a little tiny Fm. I am pretty close but I can't seem to get it that clear, my sound is more ringy.
ANy ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw)

Could you post your attempt as well, so we know where to help you improve?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: kapoios on June 19, 2016, 09:07:59 pm
Hmmm although it might sound easy I ve benn tryin for a while to make that high pitched almost percussive sound from Nicolas Jaar (at the beggining 0:07)
I ve used in massive a high pitched Osc (tried many kinds of waves) with a short attack-decay envelope routed to its pitch, and tried with LP2,Lp4 and also with Hp2 and 4. I also gave it a little tiny Fm. I am pretty close but I can't seem to get it that clear, my sound is more ringy.
ANy ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw)

Could you post your attempt as well, so we know where to help you improve?

Sure Thanks in advance man!
So here it is (i uploaded it in fast files server) http://www.fast-files.com/getfile.aspx?file=115801 (http://www.fast-files.com/getfile.aspx?file=115801)
I can't think of what else to try I am stucked in this stage for the whole day!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on June 20, 2016, 03:34:59 am
My browser wont let me download the file :(

Could you upload it to zippyshare instead?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: kapoios on June 20, 2016, 08:56:06 am
My browser wont let me download the file :(

Could you upload it to zippyshare instead?

Sure!There it is :  http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html (http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Mussar on June 20, 2016, 02:31:02 pm
I'm having a mindfart where I know a sound, and I know I know how to create it because I've made it before, but I can't remember how to recreate it.

How do you do the high pitched feedback sound at about 4:51-4:52 in Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE's Need You (https://youtu.be/6byaTlhGJXM?t=4m51s)? A variant on it appears at 4:56-4:57. It's just basic FM, right?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Scribit on June 20, 2016, 10:45:13 pm
I'm having a mindfart where I know a sound, and I know I know how to create it because I've made it before, but I can't remember how to recreate it.

How do you do the high pitched feedback sound at about 4:51-4:52 in Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE's Need You (https://youtu.be/6byaTlhGJXM?t=4m51s)? A variant on it appears at 4:56-4:57. It's just basic FM, right?

Yeah, just very basic FM (with an open filter and a decent spoonful of resonance) and a lot of distortion/bitcrushing.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Mussar on June 21, 2016, 04:26:20 am
Thanks! That's what I thought - Just struggling with the right combination of waveforms and frequency ratios. I'll mess around some more, and hit you up if I run into a wall.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: kapoios on June 21, 2016, 12:21:24 pm
Any ideas people??
I am really stucked tryin to make this high pitched sound from Nicolas Jaar (0:07)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw)

I  ve made this sound which is a bit close but I can't imagine what else to modulate to get it closer (and that clear) :-[

http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html (http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: letstakeacatnap on July 22, 2016, 09:16:23 am
could anyone explain how to make the chords (detuned choirish sound) that come in at 2:02 in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/gaxel/ricco-harver-chez-grody?in=riccoharver/sets/chez-grody
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: safolly on August 05, 2016, 01:53:51 pm
Hey!

was wondering how you make these metallic-ish supersaws that slushii uses in the drop in this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hRRRJp1rQ

as far as i can hear there are some layering involved, but other than one layer that is almost not detuned, and one that is slightly detuned, i cannot figure out the rest, been trying out some different stuff, but the texture and eq'ing doesn't get any near.

i know this is probably pretty easy, but since i'm pretty new to sound design i just can't wrap my head around it just yet.
anyone who knows how to do something similar?:)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Josh on August 16, 2016, 08:45:31 am
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone has some insight on how to make this Ray Volpe bass. Here's the link to the song, the sound I'm looking to make is at 2:45. I feel like it's a saw / square wave with some detune, chorus, flanger, and distortion but everything i've tried myself isn't really getting me all that close. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/rayvolpemusic/like-this
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Trill on September 04, 2016, 02:53:46 pm
The main synth in this i know it sounds abit like a reese

https://soundcloud.com/eric-prydz/cirez-d-in-the-reds

also the rising synth in OPUS https://soundcloud.com/eric-prydz/eric-prydz-opus

how it goes up and then back down

Many Thanks
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Fands on September 07, 2016, 11:35:13 am
Hello! I've recently discovered DJ Snake's new album and music style and I've fallen in love with the track "Here comes the night". My question is : What kind of synth/lead(s) is present when the drop kicks in? I'm blown away by that sound and have no idea how to design it myself or what to even look for. Is it some sort of chord being wobbled and arped? I've really got no clue about this and would love any help!
Thanks in advance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOjOqhL7ySw&feature=youtu.be&t=68
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Amrith on September 12, 2016, 03:47:49 pm
Any ideas people??
I am really stucked tryin to make this high pitched sound from Nicolas Jaar (0:07)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIpMEGzgrw)

I  ve made this sound which is a bit close but I can't imagine what else to modulate to get it closer (and that clear) :-[

http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html (http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/MJ2Q1zTS/file.html)

I'm feeling a lowpassed square under another layer with some comb filtering

Hey!

was wondering how you make these metallic-ish supersaws that slushii uses in the drop in this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hRRRJp1rQ

as far as i can hear there are some layering involved, but other than one layer that is almost not detuned, and one that is slightly detuned, i cannot figure out the rest, been trying out some different stuff, but the texture and eq'ing doesn't get any near.

i know this is probably pretty easy, but since i'm pretty new to sound design i just can't wrap my head around it just yet.
anyone who knows how to do something similar?:)

You're right about the first two. Throw in a bassier note and some white noise. I'd also say boost the mids and saturate it a tad.

Hello! I've recently discovered DJ Snake's new album and music style and I've fallen in love with the track "Here comes the night". My question is : What kind of synth/lead(s) is present when the drop kicks in? I'm blown away by that sound and have no idea how to design it myself or what to even look for. Is it some sort of chord being wobbled and arped? I've really got no clue about this and would love any help!
Thanks in advance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOjOqhL7ySw&feature=youtu.be&t=68

Squares, a bandpass (I think?), and volume modulation

Edit: Use envelopes as opposed to LFO's. It sounds super marimba-ish
Title: Re: Ghastly/Jauz wobbles
Post by: Qore on September 26, 2016, 02:43:20 am
Anyone know how to make the intro wobble in this bass house tutorial? (wobble starts at 2:32)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sng3jIMRjCs

Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Mussar on September 27, 2016, 12:17:32 am
I mean, he pulls up the patch directly afterwards, so you could have just extrapolated it from the patch:

It's one of the most basic "Bass House Wubs", and can be made in any synth capable of FM (including massive!):


Everything beyond those three steps are just bells and whistles - he probably used serum's "Hyper" effect to add stereo width and character, added some reverb, then used a second LFO to slowly open up the cutoff of the filter and pitch the synth up a step so he didn't have to draw in any automation and could just hold a single note down.

Here's the fundamental patch, recreated in Serum, Massive, FM8, and Operator.
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: AB69 on October 21, 2016, 03:18:55 am
Looking for help on making this perc like stab.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm6IFQu9FZY
(2:04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qUhNcaOTiU
(1:43)

Very quick percussion sounding stab. I'm not sure how to make it at all tbh. I plan on using either Sylenth or Spire for this, unless this sound may be done through a sampler instead?

It sounds very squarish, pluckish obviously. Idk if I should be using a synth or trying to find some sort of sample. If I am using a synth could someone give me some guidance on how it's done? If I am looking for a sample, what kind of sample am I looking for? A stab sound? A percussion sound and process it as a stab?

If I am making it in a synth, what specific parameters would I be modulating? I know about the quick ADSR, filter cut off, but anything else regarding the pitch?

Will appreciate any advice, thanks.
Title: Can someone please explain how Sunny Lax makes talking wobble bass shots serum?
Post by: RosC on November 12, 2016, 06:48:19 am
I'm trying to emulate this kind of style for my new tracks, what would you suggest I do using the LFO's, filters and envelopes in Serum to get something close?

Thanks for the help!

He uses them in the intros of both these tracks

Aeons
https://youtu.be/IZwoXxe1AcU?t=12s (https://youtu.be/IZwoXxe1AcU?t=12s)
Everything's A Lie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKcxT-Xzuck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKcxT-Xzuck)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: zShinra on December 15, 2016, 02:32:00 pm
Does anyone know how to recreate the following vocal effect: https://youtu.be/gDJDj543kok?t=33s (https://youtu.be/gDJDj543kok?t=33s), https://youtu.be/YxjsDvTfuXg?t=38s (https://youtu.be/YxjsDvTfuXg?t=38s) and https://youtu.be/mGBHV492Trw?t=1m14s (https://youtu.be/mGBHV492Trw?t=1m14s)

What software could I use and how would I go about it?
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: eidolon on December 15, 2016, 02:50:14 pm
@zShinra
that sounds like skrillex took some of the vocals from his vault (he used to be a singer in a band so thats where his vocal cuts come from), and ran it through bitspeek (https://soniccharge.com/bitspeek)

if you use Fruity Loops you can get pretty close using different time warping options on the sample and also the stock plugin "Pitcher" lets you mangle things pretty nicely, but Bitspeek will get u that a lot easier. hope that helps!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: zShinra on December 15, 2016, 03:47:34 pm
@zShinra
that sounds like skrillex took some of the vocals from his vault (he used to be a singer in a band so thats where his vocal cuts come from), and ran it through bitspeek (https://soniccharge.com/bitspeek)

if you use Fruity Loops you can get pretty close using different time warping options on the sample and also the stock plugin "Pitcher" lets you mangle things pretty nicely, but Bitspeek will get u that a lot easier. hope that helps!

Thanks so much mate! I'll give it a try later  :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Louda on January 11, 2017, 06:08:56 am
This bass sound has eluded me forever it seems. How do I make this bass, the horn/harmonic hummmmm tone, ugh so good. Im using sylenth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSrX3EVMn3E
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: ZachPilgrim on April 02, 2017, 08:31:26 pm
The main synth in the drop of this haywyre track sounds like some kind of saw with a filter and some processing, but every time i try to make it it doesn't sound right.
Anyone know how he made this? https://youtu.be/3fZsb5FJslw?t=46s
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Sorcerer on June 14, 2017, 08:38:35 pm
{{{What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi}}}

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability.

[Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout such as 1:25 and 3:00]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_gv1rIduxw



There is also a similar sound in Lana Del Rey-Born To Die https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bag1gUxuU0g
at 1:30 and 1:40 (and at times throughout)



Whatever the technique is for creating this type of sound, it was used on both of these tracks of course in their own altered ways.


If anybody knows exactly what this is help me out and share with me. Thank you.
<3
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: Oneyejoe on June 20, 2017, 07:10:23 pm
https://soundcloud.com/ihavenomanas/no-mana-brb

How would I go about making this kind of sound?.. Main sounds Im interested in, 1.) The beginning with those fast detuned plucks I believe they are.. 2.) The synth pattern right after that for the main beat. 3.) I am super super fascinated with the odd sound he has in adds.. the first time you hear it is directly at the 0:45 mark. Its a weird synthetic vocal type thing?.. I really really want to know for that last one there.

Also I dont have many synths to use, but the synths I do have are pretty powerful. Serum and Harmor (FL User) And I do have Sytrus but I dont really know what id be doing with that, I never really use it. 99% of the time im only using serum for synthetic sounds, besides ambient pad samples and what not.

Any help here would be very appreciated!!
Title: Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
Post by: eidolon on June 20, 2017, 07:30:44 pm
hi oneyejoe, welcome to the forum.

the pluck in the beginning sounds like just a lowpassed plucky saw playing that one chord. i hear some automation on the cutoff and decay for sure, as well as the pitch for that detuning. there's some reverb coming in the last few bars, which is why it all kinda blurs together along with the opening envelope.

the main bass sounds like a sawwave bass. the squelchy hits are a resonant filter, probably a lowpass too, being activated. the base sound itself should be pretty simple, the key will be in how u process it. tasteful distortion/ compression. a lot of dark techno is simple sounds like that, processed in a lot of real subtle ways. looking up deadmau5's streams where he made 'imaginary friends' might help give you ideas!

that vocal hit sounds like a reallyyy short syllable from a pack like vengeance. it sounds like there's some kind of stereo delay going on that makes it wider to contrast that mono bass. to play up that sorta watery artificial sound, you might also mess with some of FL's sample time stretching algorithms (speeding up/ slowing down samples to fit that 16th note), vocoding, or pitcher. any of those can help introduce that.
Title: Jay Pryor Teenage Crime Pluck
Post by: Sgallo21 on July 04, 2017, 02:53:00 am
Does anyone know how to make the pluck from Jay Pryor's Teenage Crime? Preferably using sylenth or Serum.

Title: The "How do I make this sound " thread
Post by: siemensbrive on October 02, 2019, 12:40:13 am
Hello everyone,

New to this site and posting first time. I have had my FRS for 2 years now and i am finally ready to make some modifications to it. Firstly, i want it to sound better as the stock sound is not the best, so i am wondering what i should be looking into doing first? Any opinions or suggestions are welcome. Idea is to start with exhaust then new wheels/rims and then body

If any of you have specific shops that you have taken your FRS/BRZ in the GTA for work and they have done a good, please let me know

Thank you