Trying to synthesize a long, deep, heavy ol' 808
I've been using Bazzism for my kicks (with a top layer of course) and for the most part it's been treating me quite well. For my current track though, the drop requires a really deep 808 with a very long tail. Unfortunately, Bazzism can only keep its kicks at a certain length. I tried to layer a long one-note sine wave (through Operator) underneath it, but no matter how much I play around with a compressor, it just sounds kind of muddy or and a bit phasy in the first few milliseconds.
I read somewhere that LFO Tool does a pretty good job and ducking the sub-bass attack/release, but I downloaded and been messing around with it and cant really seem to achieve a good effect. Any suggestions?
Also, would FM synthesis (Operator, Spire) or Massive be able to create a really heavy and rich sub? I've been leaning more towards FM, but I dunno, lot of people love "that Massive sub" but I can never really get a really good sound out of it. Thanks for chiming in!
submitted by smellyiphone
So I downloaded the Schaack Transient Shaper, and it's one of those things that I feel will make a huge difference just by playing around on my kick drum. Got a question though.. on the output meter, is red clipping and bad, or is it fine for this VST plugin? Also, any other VST's that you feel pushed your production to the max? I'm still kind of a newbie, so all I've got are massive and that transient shaper. Thinking about FM8, but I can't afford it right now and couldn't find any torrents that worked. Also, Bazzism and Battery are in the same boat. I don't promote torrenting, I just firmly believe in trying it and using it before you buy it, especially if you're broke and expect to buy it later anyways. lol
submitted by withholdinginsanity