ADVICE - REASON USER...sweeping melodies and strings

Discussion in 'Production' started by Dubsta, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Dubsta

    Dubsta Well-Known Member

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    Im trying to make my melodies and strings sound more interesting...they sound a bit flat. I like them sweeping and with some movement.

    I use reason, i often automate the freq slightly but just cant find that movement im after.

    Im making liquidy tracks at the moment.
     
  2. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    hmm.
    you tried that free rack extension pulsar?
    you get some real good/interesting lfo options - apply them to yer automations?
    need reason6.5 tho m8
     
  3. Skuff

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    Have you tried playing a chord, then after a second or 2 add the same chord again in a higher octave with the velocity about a 3rd of the original? (ie the original chord is 2 bars long, add the higher chord over the top after 1 bar) I found it can help add that little something extra
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    u could split the pad into 2.
    pan one hard right - one hard left.
    on one of them say the right channel add a less than 50ms delay (haas effect mmm) also do slightly different automation - this should get some wierd steroe movement
     
  5. Nucleoid

    Nucleoid Nucleoid Drum & Bass

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    I have tons and tons of suggestions for u...

    let me give a few of my personal tricks..

    In thor:
    route LFO1 to the position/detune amt of ur waves, pretty subtle will work magic. Do it on all the oscillators and do them in different amounts and direction: (i.e. +37 -40 +23)
    route your waves through a formant filer with the big knob to 0. Then route: LFO2 > -67 Filter X > +56 Filter Y. Next copy the thor, place it as mentioned above, one left one right.
    Now do all the things i just said, but in the opposite direction with different amounts. so lfo1 > osc 1 det atm > -39 etc etc...

    If you're already automating the frequency for subtle movement, why not try to do the same with the resonance?
    Uhh.. oh yea, u can do a subtle mod envelope on the pitch of every oscillator, and again make it different for each one so you get this wobbly liquid sound.

    If you need more, i got tons of ideas going on ;p
     
  6. Dubsta

    Dubsta Well-Known Member

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    thanks to you all......this has been a great help.....some great advice....right, back to the lab