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#1 Kirby

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:18 AM

hello everyone.

i'm interested in sounds of teebs, samiyam, matthewdavid & dakim.

i tried to figure out how they make sounds. how they work by myself but i can't find ways to make that kinda ethereal, full & warm sounds.

perhaps they know how to find suitable samples. but at the same time, i guess many songs from them is not sample based... - also they seem to use 303/404 well - how they use?

if you have some clues, share secrets to me please.

 



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:13 AM

bit crusher, loose drums, dusty loops, synths, and weed



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:52 AM

yup. right. that's all what i've tried so far - instead of weed lol.

 

but still i'm struggling with all parts except drums.

in interview, teebs said nowadays he doesn't use samples well.

but you know they has specific sounds and feeling what they share - especially teebs, matthewdavid & dakim.

 

also i dunno what they do w/ sp 404 in this videos...



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:48 AM

Distortion, overdrive, eq boosts in the mid range. You can go as overboard as you please and tame it with a compressor if it gets gnarly or too out of hand
+using vinyl and tape sources will help

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 12:35 PM

A lot of their sound relies on effects. Most of it would come together with compression (like grifty mentioned), reverbs, filters, sidechains etc. if your just layering sounds on top of each other without any direction in terms of where you want to take it and just hoping it will sound like a teebs beat then you're in for a long ride... I would reccomend maybe looking up some of their earlier less advanced peices and trying to recreate them. Recreating their work will give you a much better understanding of what they're doing more than just trying to make something that sounds similar.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

thanks for good advices.

i did some researches before and got knowledges about comp, saturation and so on.

but i would like to know about more basis like scales, modes, harmony and so on... - also i read some jazz theory books but that wouldn't help a lot...



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

lol, theory's a book of worms dawg.  you could major in that shit in college and not know everything.  it wouldn't hurt to learn how to read music first, then learn a C major scale second.  wrap your head around the C major/A minor relationship.  learn some chord construction stuff and then pick a key and try to play around while staying in key. 


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Yeah I wouldn't get to heavy in to theory man... Knowing some is good but knowing to much can make it hard to be creative because you constantly confine yourself to doing things that only relate to what you have learnt. Can become restricting. A lot of jazz musicians who play more than one instrument will only learn the basics of each instrument and how to read the music. The rest is improvisation and having fun.

The more you get in your head the less creative you'll become.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

lol book of worms?  wtf kind of saying is that


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

thanks again. hard to explain what i want... but thank a lot!



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

There are a lot of live instruments in Teebs stuff. 

 



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Posted Today, 05:25 AM

There are a lot of live instruments in Teebs stuff. 

 

a lot of live cheap instruments too. That's cool. He says he likes to sample with the mike on his SP, sample stuff around his place. And he also likes cheap synths too. And it's true, I have this small Casiotone copy made by Realistic and I get awesome Solina-like sounds with it.  Also, Teebs doesn't seem to focus on "hiphop" beats too much, he just does his thing. He'll use interesting time signatures once in a while.



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Posted Today, 05:32 AM

Kirby man, do your own thing. Theory-wise, brushing up on chords can help you a lot. Man, there's so many tracks out there that are just two Minor7th chords looped for the whole track, it get kinda boring after a while. Read about the circle of fifths and practice your basic chords, it can only help with your basslines, your melodies, everything man. I've been doing that lately.Taking old soul tracks and learning the chord progressions. But that's just my thing. If I want to use diminished scales in my shit, that's my thing. Do your thing. Sonic Youth did their thing. so did Madlib or Bartok. Don't just loop shit and put a beat on it just just because you want to identify to that scene. be real!!!







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