Piano in Liquid Drum & Bass

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  1. vince.

    vince. New Member

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    anyone has some tips on pianos in Liquid Drum & Bass... i've tried various presets in Nexus 2, FL Keys and in Massive, i tried different Filters and EQing but i cant seem to get my piano sound like this


    soo daaamn liquid :D
    btw. i don't know much about music theory, someone knows what notes he used?
     
  2. wilf

    wilf Fliwo

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    TruePiano is quite good, but ultimately any of those plugins you mention above will give you a decent enough piano sound to start with. It's then about processing it properly (reverb, delay, eq, etc.) and ultimately its what works in the context of the track. In terms of that Smote track, what is particularly good about the piano part is the use of dynamics (i.e. not all the notes are at the same volume - it sounds very 'natural') which gives it that rolling feel.
     
  3. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Check out piano chords from the internet.
     
  4. ApeCat

    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    FL Keys

    Fruity Reverb 2 - small room size, low "damp" setting, probs turn down the decay a bit
    Fruity Reverb 2 - large room size, high "damp" setting, defo turn the decay down a bit
    EQ - cut out most of the bottoms and a bit of the tops

    Safe.
     
  5. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    Ez
    You will realize that most melodies in liquid are just samples
    Check the spectrasoul masterclass
    Might give u some ideas
    Cheers
     
  6. JReilly

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    I had a little play around with it,I think it's in G major, notes as follows:

    Left hand: B A G F#

    Right hand: F# B D B
     
  7. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    If it's the piano timbre you're looking for, I rely on Kontakt's piano kits. They're not short of astounding and offer instant satisfaction. If you're using Logic, the EXS24 has several lovely sampled pianos. The key is to add character to them via plugins. I find that a high res bitcrusher setting, a touch of overdrive and some ambient reverb can really create a lovely paino sound the cuts through the mix properly.

    If it's chords you're looking for, do a bit of searching to find some songs you like and try to discover what keys they are written in. I know beatport has Key labels for all the tracks (though I question the accuracy of some). Anyways, find out what key you're looking to write your tune in and then learn the appropriate chords to coincide with your key. Then just start jamming out while recording.

    Cheers.