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Filters, FX??

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What kind of filters or fx do you guys use on your samples?

Lately i'm trying all kinds of filters and fx but i can't get it to sound right.

So i wonder what kind of filters and/or fx you use and how to use them well so you'll get that nice sound (like Jay Dee, Madlib, Oh No etc.)

Thanks!!

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I use a combination of the Northpole VST and the Coyote Wah VST ... to give my samples that golden era heavy filtered "wah wah" that Pete Rock made so famous back in the day ...

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The types of filters aren't as important as how you use each effect. The Key to getting a good sound is experimentation. PRACTICE PRACTICE.

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Agreed. Since most of them produce their own kind of output, it's best to just play around with different ones until you find the sound you like and PRACTICE.

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Yeah, I think really obvious effects can sound tacky unless you’re doing something like IDM or dustep, and you also have to develop your own style and signature over time. When you get something sounding dope, keep the settings as a preset.

For hip-hop, I use a lot of EQ and compression, and subtle doses of delay and reverb.

Dilla didn’t use tons of effects, mostly some brilliant MPC work, heavy compression, and too much talent for this world.

I use Ableton Lives Beat Repeat sometimes, but the artifacts annoy me, and the fact that it has no swing/groove option yet.

Effects seem to come and go out of fashion. I’m hearing much more flanger and phaser effects on pad synths these days.

As far as filtering goes, I do a low cut on most of my channels as a mixing tool, to give the kick and bass room to pop out, or I will use a low cut filter with a bit of overdrive to “convert” a loop into a bassline, but I don’t often use filters as “effects” as such.

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