Liquid drum and bass melodies

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  1. Quotec

    Quotec Active Member

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    Sup, folks?

    Do you guys know where can I find good tutorials on how to create those nice and warm melodies with synths for liquid drum and bass? I already know how to make the drums work and put some bass with vocals and stuff, but I really struggle with making adequate melodies using synths. I need some help on mixing/mastering synth sounds and constructing basic melodies that work fine.

    Netsky has a splendid example of what I want to recreate(my fav dnb of all times I suppose!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6ikUUUrqU
     
  2. djdizzy

    djdizzy Active Member

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    i'm not that great at sound synthesis, i know my way around fm/additive/subtractive but am probably not the one who would be best at answering this but...
    the bass sounds like it was originally a pretty nasty sounding bass that's modulated and has a noticeable timbre change at the end of each bar or so, he just lowpassed it. i've heard other songs of his where his bass sounded like a reese or other typically nasty-sounding saw bass that was lowpassed also.

    it def sounds like he used a rhodes for some melody in that song too but it's possible he layered the rhodes with a quieter plucky synth sound that maybe sine or triangle-based or it might just be a rhodes with some effects thrown on it (very likely). there's a vst called lounge lizard that has a great selection of rhodes, wurlitzer, electric piano, and even some plucky synth sounds. it has a lot of effects and pretty good sized library of presets that show it's range. i think you could definitely make something very close to that rhodes in lounge lizard.

    maybe someone else can chime in with more detail, i just thought i'd throw my 2 cents.
     
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  3. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    You should try reading some music theory books, it'll help you a lot when creating some interesting lines.
     
  4. Dubsta

    Dubsta Well-Known Member

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    If you want to make good liquid........do the oppersite of netsky
     
  5. DjCartel

    DjCartel Well-Known Member

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    learn your (minor) pentatonic scales.....