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Cartoon Dub [Sep. 5th, 2006|04:22 pm]
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New little track - "Cartoon Dub". Nothing too tricky on the synth side, just some tuned hits, some filtered noise hi-hats. I used a quickly-swept triangle wave for the kick instead of a sine wave, which is what people would usually use to make a nice kick drum (either from an oscillator's sine wave generator or from a self-oscillating filter). Since the triangle basically sounds like a sine wave but with more "buzz," I've found that it makes a punchier and more aggressive kick drum sound, almost like a 909 kick, which tends to cut through a mix when you have a lot of other lower-frequency stuff going on. I usually prefer doing 808-style kicks (all bottom end and thump), but since there was already so much going on in the low end of this track, I went for something that would cut through a little more. I had to cheat a little bit and use a plugin for the tape delay on the lead, because I don't have a tape echo. Everything else is 100% DotCom with no effects.

This isn't meant to be a full track or anything, just a little "test" or exercise. I've been listening to a lot of Linton Kwesi Johnson and Gregory Isaacs lately, and have always been a fan of King Tubby and Lee Perry, so I wanted to see if I could do a little synthesized dub track real quick.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-09-07 03:33 am (UTC)

Cartoon Dub

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That's great for modular dub...It sounds real late 80's...Almost digi-dubish...Keep @ it...
[User Picture]From: mr_fluffy
2006-09-13 05:25 pm (UTC)

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I just noticed that there was a link to your blog on the synthesizers.com website, thats awesome.