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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #135 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.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2016, 05:40:32 am by Amrith »
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #136 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #137 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  :-\

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #138 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:

  • Sidechain your sub to the kick and adjust the attack time
  • Adjust the attack of the sub itself
  • Modulate the volume of your sub

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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #139 on: May 10, 2016, 07:28:43 am »
Thanks Amrith for the explanation! (I'll keep these questions coming) ;)

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #140 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.  :)
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #141 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

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #142 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

Could you post your attempt as well, so we know where to help you improve?
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #143 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

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
I can't think of what else to try I am stucked in this stage for the whole day!

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #144 on: June 20, 2016, 03:34:59 am »
My browser wont let me download the file :(

Could you upload it to zippyshare instead?
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #145 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

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #146 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? A variant on it appears at 4:56-4:57. It's just basic FM, right?

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #147 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? 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.
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #148 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #149 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

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