Techno didgeridoo sound

How to make that sound...
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dangayle
KVRian
1100 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:59 pm

Anyone have any idea how to get this didgeridoo sound at around the 4:00 minute mark? https://youtu.be/fPcStfudhto?t=304

Is it a stab with a filter sweep at high resonance?

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BlackWinny
KVRAF
4526 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:48 pm

It may depend if you have a sample player or not.
  1. https://8dio.com/instrument/didgeridoo/ (for Kontakt only)
  2. https://www.fluffyaudio.com/shop/didghybridoo/ (for Kontakt only)
  3. https://earthmoments.com/collections/sh ... ki-grooves (wav format or Ableton Live format)
They all three have SoundCloud demos on their pages. Very good for all three ! Hard to choose...
nombreux exemples
If you don't care to use a VST which is totally independent of any sampler you can take Yidaki above (the third one) or take this fourth one below, the only one that I know very well (because I have it, and I use it), which doesn't need Kontakt or anything else (it is itself a complete VST instrument), it offers tons of articulations by all its knobs, with several types of impressive drones plus many different vocals, all that in all the keys, ability to stack layers of several drones together, ability also to add human imperfections (it is not static at all as we often find in samples), it uses MIDI files (you mix several of them in the instrument to create your drones, your rhythms and your sequences, and you can even use your own MIDI files after having learnt how the numerous examples are made in order to create yours), etc. and it sounds very good (but it is only Windows 32-bit, if you don't care): And its price is only €23/$25 included tax (£28).

Listen (and compare with the three others above, in my opinion except if you produce commercial music I think it is as good as the others above):

https://static.kvraudio.com/files/1614/ ... dre_do.mp3
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/1614/ ... ance_1.mp3
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/1614/ ... ance_2.mp3
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/1614/ ... _short.mp3

For me what makes it superior to the others is the huge quantity of different articulations to make things absolutely not boring at all. But that's a personal taste, of course.

Anyway... whatever the choice you will do within these four suggestions, it will be way, way, way better than the weird synthesized sound which in this video song wants to approach the sound of a didgeridoo but totally fails in it. For me, even if I'm not Aboriginal these sounds belong to native sounds which are too much sacred to be so badly imitated by bad synthesis presets. Better use samples for that, and if possible good samples and with a minimal skill (without having to necessarily be a god of the keyboards) to render at least quite correctly their human nature. I feel the same about the Shakuhachi for example. This divinely beautiful instrument which is firstly a zen meditation instrument is generally so badly rendered by the synthesis in so many modern tracks (and yet more pitiful when it is on tracks which pretend to be "new age") that it is also one of the instruments that I largely prefer to use by samples (and possibly with a sampler and a keyboard which both respond to the aftertouch... that last quality can totally transform a boring work to a very expressive work).
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RyanB
KVRer
8 posts since 18 May, 2004

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:47 am

Hi,

what didgeridoo sound do you mean?
The only sound I hear is a distorted Roland TB303.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2WJB1pP36s

stereocloud
KVRer
26 posts since 17 Sep, 2011

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15 am

Yeah, it's a distorted Roland TB-303, as mentioned above by RyanB.

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dangayle
KVRian
1100 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 am

Yeah, the 303. I'm guessing that was it, but I'd love to know how to make that particular 303 sound without having a 303 :/

stereocloud
KVRer
26 posts since 17 Sep, 2011

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:11 am

You can use D16 Group's Phoscyon, or Roland Cloud's TB-303 they're pretty good! Also there's a lot of free 303 emulators online you can download for example: Venom VB-303. Use any saturation + amp plugins to distort.

stereocloud
KVRer
26 posts since 17 Sep, 2011

Re: Techno didgeridoo sound

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:23 am

Here's the Roland Cloud TB-303 example. The first default preset :) You can tune the way you want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zerIfFjzhps

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