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Production Talk => Sound Design => Topic started by: dmnshmusic on April 06, 2016, 06:51:17 am

Title: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: dmnshmusic on April 06, 2016, 06:51:17 am
So I bought Mat Zo's new album and it's pretty freaking phenomenal, and I'm trying to deconstruct one of my favourite tunes, Soul Food  (https://youtu.be/oMGjJFjo32k?t=1m19s). Specifically, the bitcrushed chords that I love so very much.

I have a suspicion that it was done in Sylenth with the decimate distortion type and an envelope, but while I could kind of get the sound type I couldn't get anywhere near the way that it sounds in the track. I tried using other bitcrushing methods but had a similar problem.

Does anyone more familiar with Sylenth have any insight, or any ideas how I could go about getting closer to the right method?
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: Cooper on April 13, 2016, 02:05:57 am
I want to say that he's using some find of chords with a phaser, but it sounds so unique. Definitely a french house style kind of lead.
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: Zildy on April 13, 2016, 03:00:52 am
It's a pretty simple sound that I've made a few times before - however I use Serum. It's 8 or 9 detuned saw waves with a lowpass filter and bitcrushing mixed to abou 30-40 percent wet.
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: Mat_Zo on April 13, 2016, 08:45:38 pm
I didn't use a synth, I took The Brothers Johnson sample and filtered then bitcrushed that
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: rotate on June 13, 2016, 04:45:06 pm
I have been playing around with a bitcrushed guitar part the last few days and can't get it nearly as clean as the Soul Food chords.  Anyone have any suggestions as to how to get a bitcrushed sound to be so rich and full?
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: Koso on August 12, 2016, 05:20:36 am
I didn't use a synth, I took The Brothers Johnson sample and filtered then bitcrushed that

Lowpass filter + Bitcrusher Downsampling?

Here is my 20 minute attempt:

https://clyp.it/g2puu3yi

For some reason it sounds a bit out of key but I didn't bother changing the pitch of the original sample.  It was fun to remake it though   :D
Title: Re: Mat Zo "Soul Food" Bitchrushed Chords
Post by: Rige on August 18, 2016, 05:14:33 pm

Here is my 20 minute attempt:


Doesn't sound quite like the original but it still sounds awesome.