What sounds do you love most?

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Post by hageir » Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:40 am

MarkyG wrote:Girls moaning softly :mrgreen:
got that right!
let me rephrase that so my mind can be at peace..
My Girl moaning softly hahahaha

electric pianos
toms, electric toms
really simple, yet awesome electronic basslines (hemman & kaden: sense, freud am tanzen)
bell drums
bellsy synth sounds (dx)
really lofi tape recordings
crappy recording noise
really, really hd/clear sound recordings/sounds..
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Post by Tek » Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:39 pm

Tablas are mental and very under rated as a drum sound in western music.
Reason 6.5 and a bit of hardware.

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Post by Thefumigator » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:23 am

Shakuhachi flute!! (if I spelled it well. tune example: enigma's sadeness. anyone?)
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Post by Tidda » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:39 am

Submarine sonar ping sound.


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Post by elmosexwhistle » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:43 am

i love the ping at the start of pink floyd - echoes :) x

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Post by MitchK1989 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:47 am

elmosexwhistle wrote:i love the ping at the start of pink floyd - echoes :) x
Ha, I made that sound on my nord within a week of getting it, and a friend of mine almost crapped his pants when he heard it (bigtime floyd fan)

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Post by Tardis » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:38 am

SX-400 in Panel Mode w/staggered LFO I & II velocities
Mono/Poly latched in Poly Mode, medium resonance, high EG cut-off
System 100 square wave bass, sample & hold reverse sawtooth
Casio CTK Church Organ voice
Yamaha PSS Transistor Organ voice
Casio/Yamaha + PS-04
Cheap drum machines + PS-04 detune, delay, crunch chorus
Any sound made by a Rhodes 73, Mellotron
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Post by EmptySet » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:47 am

JX8P Soundtrack preset (anything you play sounds good)
Roland strings - Juno and JX
OB sweeps
the portamento/mono high pitch rap leads
whatever Eno used on U2's song Unforgettable Fire (fairlight? synclavier? not sure)
New Order strings (ala Perfect Kiss)
almost any apreggiater
Casio VL-Tone Fantasy sound

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Post by premieklovn » Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:19 pm

i forgot to mention harmony\dissonant trumpets\trombones\whatever instrument it is ala the intro of Sigur Ros - Ny Batteri. Gets me everytime.

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Post by vcs3 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:37 pm

also know as the Oxygen synth :D

Look at this demo:

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Post by machvingtsun » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:18 am

The reaktor instrument "Grainstates" a sequenced granular sampler with lots of delay.
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Post by zmd » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:25 am

those meditation bowls that are struck to start and stop meditations. most beautiful sound ever!
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Post by Panurge8 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:37 am

Guitar solo from "Time" (Dark Side of the Moon)
Keith Emerson detuned piano (especially Benny the Bouncer)
Pipe organ from "Close to the Edge"
Baroque recorder harmonies (Gentle Giant!)
Opening chord from "A Hard Days Night"
Dr. Who theme! :)
Do the funky Alphonzo.

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Post by The Manitou » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:34 am

A lot of my favourites have been mentioned already, so I've picked a few that haven't (or I missed):

The "wee-oo" synth sound on Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds
Sampled chimes/bells
CR-78 and Minipops 7 rhythm boxes
live drums
The musical emulation of trains and clockwork
"special sounds" created by the Radiophonic Workshop in the 60's/70's (ie Dr. Who sfx).

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Post by eminor9 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:42 am

The Manitou wrote: CR-78 and Minipops 7 rhythm boxes
Damn, just beaten me ! More specifically the CR78 snare.

Adding a few more:
-droplets in spacious cavern
-anything that comes out a Roland Space Echo RE-201
-piano string resonance
-Beth Gibbons' voice

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