Saving samples/drum synthesis

Nutek

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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
(y):uberlaugh
 

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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 ?
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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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.
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.
 

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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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