How does Flume do that?

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TimeToProduce
KVRist
138 posts since 13 Feb, 2015

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:48 am

So I've been listening to the track called v by Flume and I can't wrap my head around the beautiful and complex drum patterns.

Can someone describe what he is playing with here? If yes, what would you recommend me trying out? Like it's not only basic drums he is adding like snare, kick, hi-hat.. there is some other samples and when I try to recreate, it sounds basic. I can hear delay, maybe gating and distortion.

Here is the track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf44iB7acqY

The real craziness starts at 48 seconds.

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KVRAF
3757 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:20 am

Sounds like few drum and percussion loops chopped with something like FL Studio slicer and rearranged in a piano roll. Delay with triplet/dotted timing may be adding the polyrhythmic feel.
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Kinh
KVRian
1146 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:58 am

check out permut8, unfiltered audio spec ops (and others) and some of glitch machines plugins. Also grandular plugins like mangle.
There's a few things out there that can do this but it's just experimental music. Get hold of as many effects as you can similar to above if you wanna do this sort of thing

tollfreequitline
KVRer
1 posts since 30 Oct, 2016

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:00 am

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My guess, he's taking out the individual perc hit from the original loop and just doing crazy pitched delays with the grain delay in Ableton. The drum samples that come in around 48sec sound like some are from soundoracle vol3. That clap sounds almost exactly like the "Civil Clap" in that pack, but who knows. Here's the original loop if you haven't heard it https://instaud.io/M6j (https://instaud.io/M6j) Good Luck

BHK Samples
KVRer
12 posts since 11 Feb, 2012 from Germany

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Use recordings of rattling cutlery/dishes, waterdrops and so on, in short, foley recordings!

Rawdia
KVRer
2 posts since 1 Jun, 2016

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Thu May 03, 2018 4:21 pm

Sorry to break the dream guys, it's just a sample by Samplephonics ;) In Astral Beats if I remember correctly.

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2839 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:44 am

Rawdia wrote:Sorry to break the dream guys, it's just a sample by Samplephonics ;) In Astral Beats if I remember correctly.
:lol: Bet this happens a LOT. Hell, you could make tracks in minutes with stock loops. The other gig in EDM is ghost production so you don't have to write anything at all.

I'm sure Flume has some talent, though :D

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alexpander
KVRist
55 posts since 8 May, 2018

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Tue May 08, 2018 5:34 am

Flume uses Ableton Live in a quite straightforward manner. Anyway, there are also some free samples avaiable: https://app.noiiz.com/sounds/free_packs/745

Spencer Maddox
KVRist
226 posts since 19 Oct, 2017

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Tue May 08, 2018 11:29 am

Rawdia is Correct.
I checked the "Astral Beats" Samplepack (Via Noiiz) and in about 5 or so minutes was able to find it.
Its called "83_MessyGroove_SP_28_01" and is in the "Electronic Beat" folder if anyone wants to check it.
It's without a Doubt the same loop, Kick, Snare, Jingly Top and All. Although Flume seems to have added some Processing and some filtering to make it different then its original.
There might be some extra loops on top of it too. Its kinda of a cluster so its a bit hard to decipher.
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MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2839 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: How does Flume do that?

Post Tue May 08, 2018 7:13 pm

What would stop you from using the same loop in your music? I don't get the copyright side of this kind of stuff.

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