Identify this sound...is it a perc? is it a kick? no idea...

How to make that sound...
thompson
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17 posts since 21 Aug, 2008

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:14 pm

https://vocaroo.com/i/s1RZsIrQRbUa

that thing that rattles...what is it?

Kwurqx
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205 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Identify this sound...is it a perc? is it a kick? no idea...

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 pm

thompson wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:14 pm
that thing that rattles...?
I guess it's a TR909-like low samplerate/bitdepth hihat sample. There's this metally bit in the attack but the rest is pretty "noisy". If that is what you mean by "that thing that rattles".

thompson
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17 posts since 21 Aug, 2008

Re: Identify this sound...is it a perc? is it a kick? no idea...

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 am

So a tr909 hi hat? Thanks I'll have a look. Yeah the thing that goes for 2 1/8s and then 4 times again

Kwurqx
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205 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Identify this sound...is it a perc? is it a kick? no idea...

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:03 am

thompson wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 am
So a tr909 hi hat? Thanks I'll have a look. Yeah the thing that goes for 2 1/8s and then 4 times again
Not saying TR909 but TR909-ish...I meant Lo-Fi samples as a basis. I'm not saying they are actually from a TR909. But since the kick has that sort of TR909-ish plock and distortion...it's a valid guess.

Where the Roland TR808 is a true analog drum synthesizer, the Roland TR909 uses samples for the metal bits: the hihat(s) and cymbal(s) are 6-bit / 18 kHz samples. They don't sound "natural, even a bit clunky. I'm not saying this is bad, since it's used very sucessfully in a gazillion (dance) tracks.

But the TR909 hihats still sounds a lot cleaner/better then your example. You will need to further degrade the quality. Today there's all sort of ways to go Lo-Fi like reducing bitdepth and/or samplerate and/or lowpass filtering.

MaxSynth - DR910 is a free and pretty good TR909 emulation (32-bit) that reproduces these "low-fi" samples. You can try it and see if it's usefull for what you're trying to achieve (maybe in combination with some Lo-Fi tools).

MaxSynth - DR910
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/dr-910-by-maxsynths

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Ari-S
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123 posts since 2 May, 2014 from The Netherlands

Re: Identify this sound...is it a perc? is it a kick? no idea...

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:23 am

Based on the rest of the title, I'm pretty sure he's talking about that percussive bass sound, not the hi-hat...

Anyway, I think whoever made this sampled a bunch of synthesized kick/tom sounds (most likely a sine/triangle wave or a self-oscillating filter with a decaying envelope on the pitch or the filter to give it that distinctive sweep) and created a rhythm with these samples. Some distortion might be added to make it more aggressive.

I made something similar some time ago with an MS-20. https://clyp.it/grdneggj
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