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Post by matt/deloach » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:17 am

Can someone tell me how Royksopp did this? It's amazing. :p
It hits in at exactly 0:44. I can't tell if they just sampled Too High.

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Post by b3groover » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:24 am

I don't think they sampled Too High. But i'm no expert.

I do know that the lead sound at the end is straight out of Reason. :)

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Post by intercorni » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:12 am

Nice Bass-Sound.
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Post by matt/deloach » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:27 pm

b3groover wrote:I don't think they sampled Too High. But i'm no expert.

I do know that the lead sound at the end is straight out of Reason. :)
What's it called?

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Re: Royksopp

Post by aredj » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:17 pm

The bassline sounds alot like Bank A-01 from the virus TI - riptide.
Slightly tweaked, but not much.
Its a heavy sound.

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Post by michael stein » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:53 pm

I was wondering about this same bass sound recently. You dont think its that wierd monosynth in all their photos? I do not recognize it. Could you make this sound using a sub octave generator with the pulse width controlled by an LFO? Anywayz I have heard the Octave Cat get in that sonic territory.

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Post by aredj » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:14 pm

I cant say for sure... but again the TI patch riptide is sooo close sounding.

Reverse engineering the patch reveals 2 detuned saws (synced) w/ sub osc, serial filtering w/ filter 2 on HP, ring mod and phaser seem to play a large part in the timbre...
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Re: Royksopp

Post by Hybrid88 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:54 pm

Korg Synthe-Bass in the pic http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/sb100.php, somehow I don't think they used that for the Bass though, I reckon it's a Ti :wink:

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Post by Synthprophet » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:34 pm

It's Röyksopp, they use a lot of vintage stuff, so don't cout too much on all that modern stuff. On the other hand they have used factory patches of the MS2000 before.
That bass sounds like a simple distorted bassline. If you claim that they are from Reason and Virus TI, please provide us with some samples :wink:
The distorted bass is also used in 'Happy Up Here'.
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Re: Royksopp

Post by aredj » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:36 am

Fine... I spent about 5 minutes on this - Riptide patch. Virus Ti.
After the first cycle, I break the ringmod and sync... f**k with ocs 2 freq - then re-engage the sync and ringmod.

No distortion present. This is sound #1 off the Ti. Its close to the sound used... if its used at all in the royksopp song... its tweaked and processed...
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Post by hfinn » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:39 am

I've seen plenty of modern gear in pictures with them. I've seen an Andromeda, MS2000, some newer Rolands, even a Triton Le. I know they use some old stuff too, but it definitely seems to be a healthy mix. Their new album is great. Already looking forward to the "Senior" album later this year.

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Post by Synthprophet » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:44 pm

At what occasion did you spot them with an Andromeda? I haven't seen much pics or videos of their latest concerts, done after the tour back in 2005/2006.
They do have a lot of gear, and some of it is rarely seen.

Regarding the TI patch, Im not convinced, since that sound shouldn't be difficult to create on most synths. Thanks for the demo anyway. It's a raw sound so comparing these two sounds is not so simple :)
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Post by hfinn » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:30 pm

Who really cares exactly what synth it was done on? The fact remains that we now know ways of approximating it.

I know they use lots of rarely seen stuff, just like Air does. But you also said "don't count on modern stuff". I was just pointing out that they do use plenty of modern gear in addition. Their whole live set-up is modern gear except for the two MS-20's.

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Post by Synthprophet » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:06 pm

Yes I said so, but I was in a hurry and talked c**p. My bad. They indeed use modern stuff, especially live. Nowadays the MS-20 is the only vintage piece on stage. The rest is Akai samplers, Korg Trition, MS-2000, MS-2000B, a laptop etc etc.
In the studio, they go nuts on vintage gear but of course samplers and VA's aswell. Computers and samplers are important parts of Röyksopp's methods of making music.
You can also clearly hear MS-2000 patches in some of their remixes, as well as their own tracks.

Regarding the Andromeda, I was asking because I'm interested. I find synthspotting interesting, but haven't been able to find any upfront pics of their latest gigs. Maybe you knew something I didn't :wink:

A last thing, indeed it doesn't matter what they used. They could have used countless sources for that sort of sound, patch or not.
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Post by hfinn » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:15 pm

I can't quite remember where I saw the Andromeda picture. I do remember it was them though because it was around a time I was thinking of picking one up and I thought it was great that they were using one.

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