How would I go about making Dark tunes like this?

Discussion in 'Production' started by parsons19, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    UK
    I certainly have some ideas but I don't know how to make my Bass do all them sweet noises! Any advice in any departments of making a tune like these would be awesome :)





     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2015
  2. Balthazaar

    Balthazaar Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    24
  3. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Its all about automation and modulations my friend. Start by making a nice heavy crunchy bass, then attach a lowpass filter, or comb filter to it, and then automate it opening and closing at different speeds. That is just a basic way of doing it, but once you get the hang of that, you can then add more technical stuff like attaching a slow opening envelope to the resonance as well as the the cutoff filter opening and closing.
     
  4. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    UK
    Cheers man, thats some reall good info, will give that a try now I think! :p
     
  5. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    563
    Location:
    Feltham
    I know I always say this but try not to let other D&B tracks inspire you, look to other genres for inspiration.
    I'm seeing a lot of people on soundcloud who are making decent tunes but they are all so similar.
     
  6. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    I understand what you are trying to say.....but surely that is what classifies a"genre"
     
  7. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    69
    But that's how we ended up with Pendulum...
     
  8. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    563
    Location:
    Feltham
    And look at what they did for the scene?
    They may have attracted a few dickheads but they gave D&B a kick up the arse. They are exceptional producers. They have made some music that I'm not overly keen on but Hold Your Colour is a very good album. Not many people have topped that productionwise even to this day.
    Through the loop is probably one of my top 10 favourite D&B tunes ever
     
  9. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    69
    Oh, no, I completely agree with that.

    But their follow-ups were very much rock-infused, which is what I was referring to.
     
  10. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,119
    Likes Received:
    232
    Location:
    The Cupboard Under The Stairs
    Finally! Someone else recognises their talent! Rob Swire is easily one of the best DnB producers of all time.
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,547
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Location:
    www.easternpromiseaudio.com
    back when they did dnb, certainly. masochist was so good we had our own dance to it. so there is that side to pendulum and then there is the other one which to me is utterly worthless (submermaid or wossname, the album before that etc). the stadium rock U2 type cowstep with bryan adams on vocals was a definite departure from 'good' though. in my opinion it was an unrelenting head long plunge into the fiery pits of populistic exploitive soulless sellout hell. that being said i dig the tune they did with inflames. mainly cos i like the gothenburg melodic death metal sound, but still.

    ---------- Post added at 07:56 ---------- Previous post was at 07:50 ----------

    to get this thread back on track, how to make tracks like hybrid is anyones guess, being sincerely dope is key i think, but high pitched punchy drums seem important and if you sit down and make a few different reeces (detune 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 saw/pulse/square/triangle waves, chorus, distort, filter and repeat basically) and write a bassline when you stab away with the different basses with filters and so, could be thats a good place to start. im guessing blindly here btw, i could never hope to do something as good as hybrid.
     
  12. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    563
    Location:
    Feltham
    I would like to visit you mind one day Logikz. Maybe have dinner with your brain. It will have to do the cooking. I think it will be a sweetcorn sandwich.
    After the sandwich is consumed we will vacate into the bedroom and make sweet love until you wake up.

    It isn't a nightmare if you enjoy it