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Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« on: February 12, 2016, 05:27:41 pm »
I'm on the hunt for sounds and presets/patches that sound futuristic and space-like. Even just some guidelines on how to generally make these types of sounds (I would prefer this actually). I'll list some terms and names of what I mean by that in the hopes that we can compile some cool noises.

When I say futuristic and space-like, I mean:
Nero
Daft Punk
Tron-like (very digital)
Flume (in some cases)
Haywyre

So like analogy, digital, ethereal, also sort-of funky, etc

I'll start it off with one sound in particular I would like to make. The bass sound that plays at the beginning of every bar during the drop in this tune: https://soundcloud.com/flume/flume-some-minds-feat-andrew-wyatt

Thanks!

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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 05:58:01 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/nasa

modulation, automation, reverb, delay, echo, some distortion on any of the mentioned effects.

You can't get much more space like than nasa.
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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 06:32:11 pm »
This is actually really cool/helpful for what I'm trying to do. Thank you!

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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 08:10:27 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/museumoftechno/deep-space-1968


There's a link in there to a Reaktor patch if you have that. Plus that track is just cool  8)
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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 11:27:02 am »
http://99sounds.org/simply-space/
I reccoment that pack from well-known nigel good :) There's lots of atmospheric stuff.

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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 02:06:10 pm »
all the presets will sound flat, so you just need reverb, ping pong, sidechaining, and probably sending some feed to the bus, with a hall or something

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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 03:47:18 pm »
First thing that comes to mind is Blasterjaxx songs and their introductions (love them)

Check out some of these tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiReIc4Rc34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WYrMORLBUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-dE9i33RFI


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Re: Space-like Sounds (like planets and galaxies space)
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 07:35:15 pm »
beware of my inability to proofread, there are probably going to be a lot of mistakes.

As far as atmospheric synths go:

Pads: You'll want a lot of pitch variation, inconsistency in this is golden, rhythmic is silver. No real guide on how to start your sound, you can use just about any kind of wave shape or samples to get something spacey. Filters will play a huge role here; you'll either want bright and glittery pads or lush dark ones. Layering is really useful for achieving stuff like this, mess around. Design your pads with context of both time and timbre. When should this come in? What should it sound like? start planning now

Leads: Here you're not going to be able to use any sound as freely as you are with pads, but there is tons of room for playing around. Saws are a great start, honestly. Again leads are about context, but the parameters are generally a little different. Focus on the purity of the sound: A mild detune? something very huge and stacky? or very sine-like? context context context context context. Reverb and Delay are absolutely welcome here too

SFX: lots of the beauty here comes from.... wait... YOU GUESSED IT
CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT
Filters really come to shine here, mess around with resonance, play around with shapes you are unfamilar with.  Modulation in general actually is great. Get wacky, its spacey. For distinct tones, maybe try to avoid using pure sources. Start getting comfortable with processing noise, and vice versa: for noisy tones, try to achieve them with simple sources. processing is a lot of the time your best friend.
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