Dreamy sounds & short high tone things

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  1. BLoodstaiN`

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    Well i'll explain since the title isn't explaining much.

    I've been messing around with FL studio a few months now, and i like it very much, but i can't make nice high / mid tones, Like a high toned bassline.

    problem is making like, short sounds, a piano as example
    that you can use everywhere and frequent just to make things sound good 'cause i've been making basslines for 2 months, all sorts of wobbles, and saw basslines and stuff, and that's practically how my first 2 tunes are made. just by cutting things from basslines that i made.

    Once i'm off with that i won't be asking so much on this forum anymore, i'll be contributing more.
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Well if it's high toned then it's not a bassline... I believe what you are wanting is actually a midrange bass with a subbass under it, which would give the illusion to it being all one sound.

    As for making a sound short, play with your envelope settings is the most I can tell you because all I can get out of your post is that you want short sounds to play a lot.

    For making dreamy sounds this might do the trick too along with some EQing and effect processing (phasing/flanging, delay, reverb are what I would suggest.)
     
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    Thanks for the reply mate, much appreciated.
    I'm working with the sytrus synth most of the time and if i go for mid range basses they sound ugly as hell, sort of a gloomy sound which i detest.
     
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    Im guessing your talking about synth stabs and atmospheric pads lol
     
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    Could be, I don't know the right terms when talking about synths ;p i'm a beginner.
     
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    CH3SH CH3SH - Naphalm Audio

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    Stab synths are in ways synth sounds with a short release
    Giving it short hits,
    Atmospherics usually have a long release =]
    This takes the sound longer to die

    Then just plug it through some effects,
    Chorus, reverb and a mild phaser will give it a bigger structure and mild movement
     
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    Thanks man, much appreciated!
     
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