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what is this sound effect??

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 pm
by Jahmuzz
hi this is jahmuzz im a musician but currently exploring DUB/Reggae-Sampling/Mixing and Controllers, just barely joined this forum.

I'm an avid DUB/Roots Reggae enthusiast and been a spectator of this forum for a long time.

I'm just curios on this particular sound effect.

Dubmatix - woobble weeble @ 00:12 mark there is a high pitch water drop sound.. would like to get some reference on how they created this particular effect? I know this particular sound were used on other dub tracks too.

any thoughts?

thank you!!

Re: what is this sound effect??

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:38 pm
by Artichoke Soundclash
Hey jahmuzz,

is this the song?

"test oscillator" sweeping down in frequency.

in this video the guy use a "test osc" to enhance bass, but you can pick your start, & end frequencies, also sweep duration.

Re: what is this sound effect??

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:08 pm
by interruptor
Electronic percussion sounds like this were popular in the late 70s. Sometimes they are refered to as "disco toms". For dub heads a device called "Synare" is popular, which can do sounds like in the track you mentioned and far crazyer stuff too.

See this video starting at 05:48

Re: what is this sound effect??

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:35 pm
by Jahmuzz
Big UP's to Artichoke Soundclash & Interruptor, Thank you for your response. Definitely will try this out.. :-) :-) :-)

these are my previous experiments :
Sound System DUB

Them Belly Full - Dub Marley Cover

Re: what is this sound effect??

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 pm
by Artichoke Soundclash
Hey Jahmuzz,

just saw your videos, big up the live jams. keep posting

if you mess around with the test oscilator, and you know the key of your song. you can pitch your sweep to the song.

say at bar 8 beat 1, you want your sweep to begin, the song at bar 8 beat 1, bass note is d1. so you might say okay, my sweep will start on note d3, to mirror bass.

Then if at bar 9 beat 1. you want the sweep to end, the bass is on say c2,
you may want your sweep ending, i dunno, say crazy c7. or a note below, your ear will decide!

With test oscilator you input in hertz, so you need to convert from piano notes with this table.

with experiment you will get amazing results