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how are such sounds called?

Post by rec.Koner » Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 am



I mean tonal sounds.

They sound "acid" but they are not acid (as i mean completely different to 303-like basses at all). On a contrary, they sound like they are created with FM synthesis... (or wavetable?) But is there a term for such? As i encounter such sounds in different genres, but never know if there is a true way to refer to them. Something something very smooth and cold, psychedelic acidish (but not acid)
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Post by ??? » Wed May 08, 2019 7:15 am

I think it's a sampled minor chord pitched up and down with a twanky filter modulation. These are called "porta-twanchord".

I agree with rexcoil. It sounds like fm or ring mod. I don't think the electribe has wavefolding.
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Post by Rex Coil 7 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:25 am

... sounds to me like a steel drum type sound with some of the top end rolled off.

Ring mod? FM? Both? Wavefolding? There's any number of ways to produce it.
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Post by MarcelP » Wed May 08, 2019 7:45 am

Rings into Clouds

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Post by Homepage Englisch » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:06 pm

To me sounds like stacked 3 oscillators to get a chord; tonic, third, fifth, mixed together and sent into an vca with an envelope with short delay/release. The waveforms themselves sound somewhat metallic, probably FM-ish, wavetables or even samples. Perhaps even analog waveforms with some chorusing or unison detune.

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Post by orangehexagon » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:46 pm

I reckon the reason this sounds "acid" to you is purely because of the sequenced pattern. The sound itself is just a filtered sample of a minor chord.

i don't think anyone has officially named this kind of sound, but it is very indicative of detroit techno.

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Post by jbuonacc » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 pm

orangehexagon wrote:... it is very indicative of detroit techno.
...and they certainly weren't using Rings into Clouds. classic Detroit sound, FM all the way (though it might be sampled/filtered here).

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Post by jbuonacc » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:41 pm

on a side note, i'm blown away with how prolific this guy is/was ...and it's pretty much all bangin' stuff. done mostly on a Korg ESX-1, besides. wow.

thanks for posting the question.

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