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What goes into an effect like this?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Mm1066, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Mm1066

    Mm1066 Mediocre metal maker

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    Something that's always made me wonder is how an engineer is able to create a sound like at the start of this song:



    There's definitely some reverse cymbal in there, but I know it's not just that. It sounds a bit like an inhale as well before the guitars come in. The only thing I can think of is maybe it is an extra reverse cymbal but with some distortion on it like Bitcrusher, but besides that I have no clue.

    Do you guys have any idea what it could be?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. DullElysium

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    Reverse ride hit with a gong stick maybe?
    Left channel seems to have something really distorted reversed. Maybe a cymbal?
    Right channel has a silent growl reversed or just done in a way it sounds like reversed one (like oooOOOA) :D

    Maybe even try to reverse the original to hear what it sounds like when it's not reversed.

    Thats my 2cents
     
  3. Kohugaly

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    maybe reversed reverb
     
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    Maybe there's a sine wave with some pitch modulation. Also a zip or a pick scratch.
     
  5. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    shit like this is simple, but tedious...

    just be as creative as you can and have a MASSIVE sample library available to you... better to do something new rather than copy a (rather simple, if I may add) short 'swell' before a song.

    I make all my 'production efx' by hand this way... start with some cool samples, weird sounds i kept from the session (a GREAT habit to get into), etc, etc and then start mangling them all to fuckery. =D

    EASY AS PI
     
  6. Mm1066

    Mm1066 Mediocre metal maker

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    Cool, thanks :)
     

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