S.P.Y / Nu:Tone etc. Amens

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  1. wilf

    wilf Fliwo

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    and doubtless countless other examples...
    How to get the amen sounding like that? Don't get me wrong, could rip the amen from the end of the Nu:Tone remix but more interested in how they achieve it?
    Any guidance appreciated.
     
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    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    A step sequencer/piano roll with multiple drum layers is your best bet. Most importantly, utilize the velocity so that your hits vary in intensity–you want some hit to be very subtle (low velocity, almost a "ghost" quality). Also, don't be afraid to move some of the hits very slightly off beat (left or right) in the step sequencer, these simple. slightly off beat hits will give the breaks a bit of a humanzied, laid back groove. If you're using Logic, you can use the "transform" functions in the piano roll to achieve this easily.
     
  3. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    if you take the original amen (winstons) and then flex it up to the desired bpm 170 or whatever with 'speed' set as the flex mode it will immediately sound more like these amens. Think it acts as if the break was being sped up on a turntable.

    The just layer with your own hits and think about all the shizz lostinthesound said.
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    just do it. less hassle, better result.
     
  5. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    on the original winstons amen, get the right channel first of all. cut up and quantize. then lowpass a copy and compress so transients are high. layer that. high pass another copy and excite it and whatever. could be that gets you close. its a nice amen to be sure, im just guessing.
     
  6. felun

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    Why the right side?