Fattest kick from synth

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Fattest kick from synth

Post by polyklinik » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:35 am

Experiences???? Which synth makes the fatest kick drum? I know there are some better options (sampler, mbase, drumstation etc), but i love tweaking drum sounds. My Blofeld beat coming soon....

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by plikestechno » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:37 am

What do you mean fattest? Like deep and boomy? Or one with a quick attack that just punches you in the chest?
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by polyklinik » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:43 am

just a simple (punchy) bass drum that good (usable) in da mix.

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by xpander » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:44 am

after i bought my 1974 minimoog i never had any desire for an 808 again. it can synthesize a bass drum like nothing else.

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by plikestechno » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:34 am

For me I'd say my Syncussion and Octave Cat SRM make the best kicks and drums. The Syncussion can get boomier than a 909 or slap you chest with a thud.I threw my Korg MS04 pedal through my Techstar 305 and it greatly enhanced its frequency range last night and made some crazy deep and punchy bds.

It made me realize that I think the biggest problem going against most drum machines is that they do not have wide enough frequency ranges. Like somehow I had to throw this pedal through the techstar to unleash its beast. So many synths end up making better drums than the machines could because they can do more. But it requires more effort and sequencing and such.
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by 30h5 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:10 am

I have had some good luck with the SH2 making nice boomy decaying kicks. :)

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by Computer Controlled » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:54 am

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by fingerbib2000 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:06 pm

i used to get frightening kicks from my supernova 2
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by aredj » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:19 pm

If you have a synth... you can make a descent kick :idea: - or... uhhh....

Yknow, I've never tried to make a kick with the ObMatrix6. There might be a reason for that, making my above statement moot.

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by JSRockit » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:45 pm

Mbase01 ;)
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by aeon » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:56 pm

  • Waldorf MicroWave XTk
  • Clavia Nord Modular
  • Korg OASYS PCI
  • Roland SH-2
  • Waldorf Pulse
They all deliver, but in particular, the Waldorf MicroWave XTk can deliver a seriously killer bassdrum.


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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by Electroluver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:01 pm

30h5 wrote:I have had some good luck with the SH2 making nice boomy decaying kicks. :)
Yeah, I was going to say the SH-09 makes some great kicks. The SH-2 would probably do the same thing. The best part about making kicks on the SH-09 is that you can play a kick on the bottom notes and compose a bass line on the top notes.

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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by killedaway » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:13 pm

almost all of my favorite hand-made kicks come from my Monomachine -- it does short and clicky, or deep and boomy quite well. also, it's not as flexible, but the EMX is capable of a reasonable 909-ish kick using just the single saw osc type.
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by stikygum » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:28 am

Maybe we should post the milli seconds the attack on the envelopes of these synths are. That's a biggie to determine the punchy kicks.

My Sunsyn is 0.8 ms. So it's fantastic for punchy kicks.
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Re: Fattest kick from synth

Post by Shanesaw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:50 am

stikygum wrote:Maybe we should post the milli seconds the attack on the envelopes of these synths are. That's a biggie to determine the punchy kicks.

My Sunsyn is 0.8 ms. So it's fantastic for punchy kicks.
Not trying to be a d**k-head here but isn't it easier just to listen or "feel" for it? Or, I guess for the inexperienced, it'll give them an idea how to shape kick drum sounds.

I couldn't tell you the attack setting in milliseconds on the XS. All I know is that I can get very solid kicks out of it.
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