Saving samples/drum synthesis

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  1. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    i've just stumbled upon the wonderful world of drum synthesis and i am currently making kick drums to create my own sound collection for production, my question is, what "format" do i save these samples as? i'm using fruity loops and noticed that when i save a wav it creates "loop points" and cannot change the pitch of the sample. i could of course just save the sounds as mp3 but it would be a compromise on the quality..

    any help appreciated!
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    not entirely sure on how fl works, but loop points can be read in wave editors, and removed. see if that helps.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    just turn off the time knob and uncheck the loop box
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    and upload all sounds you do afterwards :D
     
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    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    I've always been really interested in this ...

    How the fuck do you actually create your own drum samples from scratch?

    I can understand kick drums can be made using sine waves for example but how do you make the sound of a standard snare from scratch?!
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    same principle really. get your sine with pitch envelope, and instead of playing the note around 50 hz, try 150-200. then add a bit of filtered noise, and you should get a decent result
     
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  7. Nutek

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    what i couldn't work out is why only the wave files i saved showed up with loop points and not "pitch adjustable", oh well it's not too much effort unticking a couple of boxes.. i guess :teeth:
     
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    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Will it not just sound like a sine wave with a bit of filtered noise layered? lol
     
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    no, cause while the sinewave slaps in, the pitch envelope makes it sounds like its going up, like shhhhhhheeeeeeeaaaaawww. now you got to put that envelope so short it forms the s into a T and the hhhheaaaw into the tail, so you got a sound like TSH. + layered noise => TSHH = "perfect" snare..


    ^^^^ haha :D
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    (y):uberlaugh
     
  11. funkmod

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    i know most people layer white noise on a snare im sure a little work could make a more realistic sounding snare out of white noise ?
     
  12. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    I do this myself. It's not too hard, can even be made with 3x osc. I think combining actual snare samples with homemade snare samples are real nice actually.
     
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    as long as it sounds good sure why not . Also found a little white noise over a kick drum to tie the snare and kick together works nicely but only a a very little amount.
     
  14. Protoplasym

    Protoplasym Nuskool

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    OP,

    Wavs ftw.


    What software are you using? There are lots of quality free Drum Synths around, but once you're ready to play with the best, slap down $90 for uTonic (best Drum VSTi in existence for price, fun factor, sound, capability, and ease of use).
     
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    yeah i've just been fiddling with some freebies recently, i'm in love with the "marvin vst box bass drum synthesizer"
     
  16. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Didn't think of that, good thinking.