Best fitting Synths for Trap Production?

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KVRAF
6570 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:56 pm

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KVRAF
3052 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:48 pm

adl wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am
LeVzi wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:31 am
Seriously wtf is trap?
It's a specific style of HipHop / Rap.
Well known for those big sub basses, which now are used widely also in other genres. Trap music made those popular.
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KVRian
1019 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:05 pm

adl wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am
LeVzi wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:31 am
Seriously wtf is trap?
It's a specific style of HipHop / Rap.
Well known for those big sub basses, which now are used widely also in other genres. Trap music made those popular.
When I created the first version of ElectraX in 2010 I also did large parts of its sound design. My work was of course influenced by the music that I enjoyed in my freetime.
In Germany a few years before there was a musical genre called 'Freestyle' popular, which I really liked. It was similar to 'Dancefloor', but used breakbeats instead of the 4:4 beats. It contained big sub basses, many electronic sounds and vocoders. I designed ElectraX as a synth that it able to cover all these elements.

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KVRAF
9867 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:28 pm

I must be old, no idea what trap is....

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KVRAF
9867 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:29 pm

TurnKeyLive wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:05 am
Hi,

Looking to upgrade Ableton stock synths but I haven't explored much softsynths outside of Live really.

Which synths are well suited and lend themselves well to Trap production? Any popular choices on this scene?

Thank you everyone.
no such thing as a genre specific synth, so try any capable one

KVRAF
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:32 pm


KVRist
247 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:57 am

Trap is what Rap/Hip-Hop is today

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KVRAF
15801 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:13 am

Our friend Wiki says....

"Trap is a subgenre of hip hop music that originated in the Southern United States during the early 1990s. The genre gets its name from the Atlanta slang word "trap", which refers to a place in which drugs are sold illegally. Trap music uses synthesized drums and is characterized by complex hi-hat patterns, tuned kick drums with a long decay (originally from the Roland TR-808 drum machine), and lyrical content that often focuses on drug use and urban violence. It utilizes very few instruments and focuses almost exclusively on snare drums and double- or triple-timed hi-hats. This is the signature sound of trap music".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_music

Me, I just make Crap music......
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KVRAF
4537 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:56 am

Trap has zero to do with the bass. It's all the hats. It's tracks based around triplet hats.

tack tack tack tack tacket tacket tack tack...

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KVRAF
30616 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:05 am

AnX wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:28 pm
I must be old, no idea what trap is....
Its similar to UK Grime ... :hihi:

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addled muppet weed
82656 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:14 am

AnX wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:28 pm
I must be old, no idea what trap is....
you just aint cool, like us hep cats, daddio!

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KVRAF
9867 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:18 am

that is very true, but i am stylish...

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KVRAF
2870 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:34 pm

Whatever is popular with EDM and D&B producers also works with Trap. Typical synths like Vital, Serum, Massive and Pigments. Basically the most popular Wavetable synths. For making 808's have a look at FAW Sublab.
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KVRist
483 posts since 15 Feb, 2005

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:57 pm

TurnKeyLive wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:05 am
Hi,

Looking to upgrade Ableton stock synths but I haven't explored much softsynths outside of Live really.

Which synths are well suited and lend themselves well to Trap production? Any popular choices on this scene?

Thank you everyone.
Trap/drill is just 808s and beat repeat machine gun hi/hats with a one finger horn, bell, or flute phrase run through halftime or backmask to make it "wavy"...the way it would sound if you had been sippin lean all day
So its not really about synths per say, and any synth can make an "808"...that said it essentially evolved from crunk...and the pioneers of that sound mostly used the nord lead, so any emu of that would immediately work too
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KVRAF
29285 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:58 pm

Wonder what the OP opted for. Once again...

I must admit that I feel a bit retarded when I recommend something, and then the person who asked doesn't even have the manners to respond to the answers.
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