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Archive for December 2009

Making Your Own Cheesy Robot Drums

December 29, 2009

A lot of people use drum machine samples for drums in their music (TR-909, 808…) and stress out because their 808 kicks aren’t phat enough and stuff. But really (really!), everyone has heard these sounds, and it might be fun to make your own new and unique drum cheese sounds. If being new and unique […]

Faking Stuff in Sytrus

December 9, 2009

Sytrus has additive oscillators that let you do pretty much whatever you want with the waveforms. Sytrus can also analyze a single-cycle audio file and construct a waveform from it. This opens up a lot of possibilities for faking things like complex real instruments inside of a subtractive synth. Most decent samplers will let you […]

I’m Just Going to Rant About SynthMaker

December 3, 2009

This is going to be a boring post. SynthMaker is a modular-type audio environment where you can make your own synths or effects by connecting a bunch of little things together. It’s like Reactor or SynthEdit, and a version comes with FL Studio (woo!). It’s perfect if you have large chunks of life to waste, and […]

Uber Supersaws in Sytrus

December 3, 2009

Supersaw. It’s the sound of growling drum n bass, cheesy anthem trance and southern hip hop, maybe. A bunch of saw waves stacked up and slightly detuned, going in and out of phase with each other. Technically, it’s called unison, and it doesn’t have to be saws. Maybe someday the pulse of modern music will consist of  supersquares. […]