Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

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elte
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3 posts since 24 Mar, 2020

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:43 am

Maybe not that unusual but sending pads on return track with trancegate and autopan which something i love to do. I would like to know if theres something new and bizarre i could learn.

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CrystalWizard
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1212 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:36 pm

Hmmm, doubt anything i do is new and bizarre any more. How about using a sample of raindrops to sidechain a gate with a pad running through. Not new but fun.
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Forgotten
KVRAF
11462 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:48 pm

Take field recordings, loop them and then process the shit out of them until they sound nothing like the original sound.

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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837 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:03 am

If you can get access..... Place a piezo electric pickup on a bowling alley lane floor somewhere in the middle. Record a ball rolling at different speed. Mutate to taste.

Poor man version. Use a an old buzz speaker from some broken device. Connect some wires to it. Use it as a mic. Tape it to a table and roll different objects around o the table. Record the result. Mutate to taste.

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Googly Smythe
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2887 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

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Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:17 am

Back in the day, I shoved a bit of sponge (not cake!) under the strings of my Les Paul, wrapped more of said sponge around a couple of old toothbrushes and hammered the strings. Pushed through a flanger and a long delay it sounded quite ethereal.
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Richard Andrew
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4 posts since 9 Apr, 2020

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:59 am

Granulator one love. There are so many ways inside to make it sound really dope.

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Googly Smythe
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2887 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:23 am

Richard Andrew wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:59 am
Granulator one love. There are so many ways inside to make it sound really dope.
Detail one?
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mschenkel
KVRist
51 posts since 5 Jul, 2011

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:07 am

Try to crack your lfos working at insane bpm and see if anything good happens. Most of the times it doesn’t.

Septimon
KVRist
377 posts since 8 Mar, 2008 from Berlin

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:17 am

Not exactly new, but: to create rhythmic patterns i connected a cheap Guitar eq pedal, that produces a lot of noise when pushing the faders, to a Wah Wah And a delay pedal.
I also plugged in a cable in to the pedal and just touched the cable to Produce noise (the Tone generated was an „E“

In ableton live: Extract melodies or rhythmic content From Field recordings old vinyls etc. via Audio to MIDI.
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DJ Warmonger
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3795 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:44 am

Run percussion through Ableton Corpus (or another physical-modelling resonator) to produce bass. Works well with tube resonator.
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elxsound
KVRAF
5860 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:02 am

Play aggressively with knobs and record everything (then put on that audio editing hat and find the gems).

Definitely could be taking out of context there, but yeah... that works.

Richard Andrew
KVRer
4 posts since 9 Apr, 2020

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:21 am

Googly Smythe wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:23 am
Richard Andrew wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:59 am
Granulator one love. There are so many ways inside to make it sound really dope.
Detail one?
I use M4L Granulator 2, usually tweak Spray knob to 200ms and Grain to 3-4 Hz, works very good with any samples, gives this Flume, Quiet Bison kind of sound.

cybilopsin
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Mar, 2020

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Convolution using foley samples, musical instruments, etc. as the impulse response instead of a real impulse response.

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KVRist
358 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:59 am

Static Frequency Shifter around 1200 Hz with 1,2,3 % Mix and you'll get well known SR-Reduction Artifacts to wrap Drums, Bass, even Pads.

Off-Label uses of FX are a very interesting Topic in general, as well as layering Dust/Noise/Air.

And don't underestimate Band Splitters.
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KVRAF
3342 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Re: Is there an unusual sound design technique you would like to share?

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:08 am

The famous reverse reverb effect is only one possibility within the huge [any reversible transformation][any effect] space.

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