How to make this distorted 808?

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  1. B13A

    B13A dubkilla

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    Anyone know how to make this 808?

    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0MaKeGK39Es

    And no don't just tell me to use a distortion plugin I know that - listen to it carefully, there's a tonal character that sweeps through as it progresses. Almost like a flange or phaser, but its not...
     
  2. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Pitch envelope going down, simples
     
  3. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    I literally made this in 2 minutes.

    All you have to do is get a bog standard 808 kick drum then overdrive it and add a bit of compression and make up gain to make it pound.

    This is the export of what I made in Reason in 2 minutes.

    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1DW8sHtnfLi

    The signal path was like this.

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  4. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    A classic 808 kick drum sample has that pitch sliding down effect anyway so it just needs overdriving/distorting.
     
  5. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    kick>pitch>distort


    but don't copy other people...do something interesting :p what about using a frequency shifter instead of pitch shift, make it drop in steps rather than smooth, or like you original mentioned, use a phaser to sweep down, or bit crush, or resonator, or all of them together, all going in different directions...or something else completely :)
     
  6. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Ffs. While reading this I was imagining the clones in Star Wars franchise shooting at random directions and not hitting one single thing. lol

    Before anything else: it's not that you're wrong, it's just because of the thousands of different things you mentioned that can actually work pretty well.
     
  7. -agu-

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    I was just thinking about this, but now since you said it, it's not that original so I'm gonna save some CPU and won't do it. Shit I might actually just remove the whole kick straight away. I just realized other people use kickdrums in their music too. :)
     
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