I try to create all my own sounds, so I rarely leave any sample/sound untouched if I use them. With 808’s, I create my own because I can get them to sound exactly how I want, getting everything in key and adjusting the release to my liking. I create the sub using Massive, modulating the pitch of the sine wave down real fast, so it creates a little ‘pop’ in the beginning (Sorry I’m terrible at explaining this). You can add some effects to make the sub sound more fat, like compression or even just throwing on some distortion. I put a compressor over that entire channel, and sidechain it to a kick. I turn the release on my kick down pretty low, so as to just get the initial hit. Then compress both together just slightly, so it sounds like one. I’m interested in hearing how other people create theirs!
Made a tune basically around an 808 kick bass and a break (soz only got the rip online):
i cut the start off of a big raw 808, it sounded pretty weak, then slowly added Ableton saturaters (like 3x ‘a bit warmer’ presets to start iirc) so it sounded distorted as fuck and punchy, but the tail was quite long.
and nah man on them sounding weak on a rig heard it out on a huge rig and made the 808s made the room shake more than any other tune i have made tbh.
“Soz, I’m on big boi rinse tings, innit”
loooool, big ups though. They’ve been backing you quite a bit lately!
When I go for 808 sounding stuff, I usually start with a sample, but as the track progresses I tend get a bit finicky with the way it sounds being played on different keys so I switch to a synth. Usually go for something quite simple. A sine and maybe some squares or saws with stereo detune. Also some pitch, volume, and filter, enveloping from time to time.
That being said, I’ve been yearning for a really banging 808 sample pack. Anyone got a link they’d care to share?
Haha nah i meant sorry i’m not trying to be obnoxious posting a fuck off big rinse logo on this thread like “check dis” but its the only version i have up to show what i mean. (and i rip that shit so hopefully someone will put the tunes out, gotta play the game).
I’m hip dude! And thanks for the links you guys!
And the open hats are sick! I automate the decay on them to play them closed at certain points and open them up from time to time. It’s like double the hihat for half the sample usage.
Yeah! How do you do the loop thing in Ableton?
Yeah, I think they’re using a 909 hat there and if it’s not that decay automation trick, he may just have two instances of the hat with slightly longer decay on one of them. I think it’s the latter actually.