How to get a classic reggae/dub skank in a software ?

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How to get a classic reggae/dub skank in a software ?

Post by Ennayeh » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a software/synth preset that achieves this type of classic skank sound :

altought I've heard it in a lot of reggae/dub productions, I've never found in any synth software I use (Native instruments, ableton instruments, ...).

Could someone please help me ? I'm sure the answer will be easy for many of you, but that would be a great help for me !!!

Many thanks in advance !

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Post by Reggae Crusader » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:05 pm

its all about simulating tape. Send piano through EQ -> tube dist -> EQ.

Use first EQ to boost mid area until you get that agressive reggae sound. Use 2nd EQ to tame what you just did a bit so its not to hard on ears.

To get a real good classic reggae sound you want to layer with guitar and its hard to achieve with software but you can get ok results with proper vst/sample and proper processing

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