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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #47 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

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #48 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

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #49 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

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #50 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

« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 04:18:24 pm by Nala »

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #53 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!

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #54 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.
  • 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #55 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
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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #56 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: The "How do I make this sound?" thread
« Reply #59 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