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Harmonics sound used often by man with no name- 3 years 5 months ago #19605

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The very first sound that comes in seems to resonate through different harmonics. How does one do this?

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Harmonics sound used often by man with no name- 3 years 5 months ago #19606

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Hey ocdaddy!

To me it sounds like a Parametric EQ, with one of the poles having a massive amount of resonance, sweeping over a SAW wave. Because its such a resonance boost, its going to really make the harmonics shine when it passes over one.

I also think a type of phaser is involved.

Here, i tried to create it for you www.dropbox.com/s/taqier9s8izfzih/Harmon...0Boost%20Project.zip
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Harmonics sound used often by man with no name- 3 years 5 months ago #19607

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Thanks so much Tom! Apparently I have to upgrade to Live 9 to check out that rack... (which I will most certainly, eventually do)

I have tried tweaking the EQ as you have suggested on your tutorial videos. I could give it some more practice so try to achieve such a high degree of overtones. I get some subtle harmonics from tweaking the operator in what you call subtractive synthesis on your videos. It doesn't result in the drastic result I'm looking for.

Here's one more quick example- you can here the back ground rythmic lines rolling through the harmonics. I love the sound of it and don't think it got totally played out from back in the day.

The part I'm talking about kicks in at 1.29...




Cheers man!
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Harmonics sound used often by man with no name- 3 years 3 weeks ago #21722

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Awesome! I was just about to ask about this exact type of sound!!!

I'll check out the Ableton rack now, cheers Tom.

Thanks for asking about the sound Ocdaddy!
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