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DA DA DA

Da Da Da

As a sound designer I explore interesting sounds. I study them and try to reconstruct them. In this post I examine the rhythm sound of an old Casio VL-1 and reproduce it in Propellerhead Reason software.

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Ice Music [disquiet0157-a-little-ice-music]

disquiet0157 assignment: Record the sound of ice in a glass and make something of it. Here’s what I came up with: I recorded the sound with my Sony D-50. Then imported this short audio track in Reason and made a few copies of the sample (creating looped versions and shortened versions). Added these samples to […]

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Adding extra harmonics via distortion

Let’s say you want a brighter sound. One way to achieve this is by using a EQ which will push the volume of the high frequencies of the sound. No new frequencies are introduced this way only the balance between frequencies are adjusted. But another way to get a brighter sound is by using a […]

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Understanding sound: looking at the pitch

Some sounds we hear have a certain pitch while others seem to be unpitched. Broadly speaking we can use pitched sounds for playing melodies and chords. Unpitched sounds are often used for making rhythm and sound effects. Question: how can we detect the pitch? Answer: by using a spectrum analyser A spectrum analyzer measures the […]

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