Standard and dirty analog sounds

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Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:59 am

I know solaris does amazing pads and WT sounds. What i miss from the demo's is some more simple (dirty/warm) VA kinds of sounds, contemporary sounds or (VA) modular mayhem. Mostly monophonic. I hope it's ignored because it's like "of course it can do simple stuff like that".

like this (picked this because there's explanation in what he does, although he's got some amazing gear at his disposal and this might not be 'simple')
https://soundcloud.com/btbyrd/a-sound-d ... lar-bass-1

or simpler

https://soundcloud.com/20sekunder/modular-bass
(i hear a nice reverb too, so ignore that)

Or listen to these basic xfront samples for the vermona perfourmer:

http://www.vermona.com/index.php/en_p4m.html
for instance "bassline bubbles". Simple but nice deep analog basses. Or "OSC FM", UpNDown

can the solaris do this /get close?

thanks (im on the waiting list for october so want to make sure it's as versatile as i think it is).
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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by Patate le mgae » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:36 am

Hi M-Prod, after i read your tread i've made a little example of bass digital dirty sound.
It's a monophonic sound, so all the variation in the sound are only obtain playing the keyboard.
https://soundcloud.com/patate-le-mage/bass-crad

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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by John Bowen » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:23 am

You'd have to add some sort of frequency modulation to the oscillator as well as the filter cutoffs to approach what the first example is doing.
The square wave he adds in is pretty dirty....make sure you use the Boost in the VCA section cranked up as well.

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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:44 am

Patate le mgae wrote:Hi M-Prod, after i read your tread i've made a little example of bass digital dirty sound.
It's a monophonic sound, so all the variation in the sound are only obtain playing the keyboard.
https://soundcloud.com/patate-le-mage/bass-crad
Merci for helping me out on this! .. Still sounds a bit friendly/polished to my ears, but way better refererence for judging simple/dirty analogue then anything I heard so far. I hear noise (i mean intentional noise oscillator) in the low freq's near the end am I right? If so could you record it without ? And I hear artefacts around 0.6 0.15 and 0.27 is that aliasing or some kind of modulation. Just wondering. And i'm really anxious to hear what happens if you apply John's tips. I guess boosting the vca takes away some of the polishedness.

And how about some simple bass sound (like from the vermona "xfront-bassline xxxxx" examples).

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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by Patate le mgae » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:06 pm

Yes there is a noise (S/H) oscillator.
The sort of aliasing is what i wish to have: i use for that a decimator.

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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:56 am

Thanks,
Ah, a decimator, could have guessed it. I'm in the middle of a song full of decimators.

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Re: Standard and Dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:26 am

Bump. Could any Solaris owner help me with a few (more) simple analogue sound examples?

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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by Toby Emerson » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:56 pm

not sure if this is what your after - but here is a bass sound I came up with today

https://soundcloud.com/toby-emerson/sol ... izzly-bass

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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:37 am

Thanks Toby, this is getting there! Keep 'm coming i would like to say. I like 'm even cleaner and more raw (IYKWIM). Could you maybe record the sound without the reverb?

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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:24 am

For anyone interested, plughugger made some dirty sounds (ao) i really like. Also some more EDM oriented sounds. Nice! It's an old article but i somehow missed the examples.
It's here:

http://www.plughugger.com/4/post/2011/0 ... t-two.html

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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:21 am

:arrow: http://youtu.be/LUW5LRfzgvE
5:26 303, overdriven and all!
6:00
And nothing standard dirty analog but my o my how beautiful : 6:41

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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:37 pm

First Playing around with simple dirty sound

LINK DEAD, NEW LINK BELOW https://soundcloud.com/meprod/solaris-dirty-square
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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Another one
LINK DEAD, NEW LINK BELOW https://soundcloud.com/meprod/dirty-obie-filter
around 1:17 i start turning up the filter feedback. Sorry for making it clip a few times. But you get the drift.. Solaris can do dirty

Ok another one.. no, well less cliping

LINK DEAD, NEW LINK BELOW https://soundcloud.com/meprod/dirty-obie2
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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:27 pm

two more
LINK DEAD, NEW LINK BELOW https://soundcloud.com/meprod/reso-2
LINK DEAD, NEW LINK BELOW https://soundcloud.com/meprod/square
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Re: Standard and dirty analog sounds

Post by M-Prod » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:45 pm

On a new soundcloud location to seperate this fiddling from my songs
https://soundcloud.com/solmo/sets/solaris-sound-clips

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