Discuss the various methods you use in music production, from compressor settings to equipment type.
By hashhh Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:09 pm


How do you create that long 808 with no end? I use akai mpc studio and fl studio if it helps.
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By The Jackal Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:46 pm
It's probably not even an 808 and just a sub bass tone. But yes, to make short samples longer, you'll typically find a spot within the sample that you can loop, the part with without a lot of movement or frequency/tone change and a nice zero crossing, and then using the MPCs envelopes to shape the sound a little more. You can use this method to synthesize sounds and play other things too.
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By MPCWeapon1 Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:40 pm
The Jackal wrote:It's probably not even an 808 and just a sub bass tone. But yes, to make short samples longer, you'll typically find a spot within the sample that you can loop, the part with without a lot of movement or frequency/tone change and a nice zero crossing, and then using the MPCs envelopes to shape the sound a little more. You can use this method to synthesize sounds and play other things too.


Yep, and you can find a Tone Generator online to sample from. They even have Tone Generator apps, and most DAWs have tone generators.

Just sample the sine wave and find a spot to loop it continuously.
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By JamesJeffery Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 pm
If you're using a synth/patch you need a long release time and ensure the bass is monophonic so notes don't overlap and cause issues on the low end. That basses is probably not an 808 has others have said, but Ableton's operator can create a bass like this very easily.

You want your envelope a little like this

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And pitch too, so when the note hits it hits 24 semitones higher and quickly ramps down for that 808 feel. Like this

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