Mako?

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    • #15307
      ,kaido
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      Does anyone have any ideas how this guy is making his sound sound so 98-99 tech steppy. Particulary the Naarator Ep on Headz. I have not heard this kind of vibe since the old days, only with updated and more advanced production. I still can’t figure out how to get these basses and breaks to sound like this (analog, no serum or massive sound heard in it). I kind of like the mystery but also would like some tips as i would also like to keep this vibe alive.

      For me he is truly genius and would like to get him in here? So glad Goldie picked him up this early in his career.

    • #15330
      ,Collider
      Participant

      I would guess its just sound selection man. He is just using the right sounds that give it that vibe. If i was going for that sound i would probably avoid synths as much as possible.

      For the drums just dig around for old school breaks chop them up in a sampler re program them. so much you can do once you have these hits in kontakt.

      You could try messing around with multiband distortion on the drums i can hear some nice low mid distortion on some of the kick drums which i think helps with that old school sound.

      so making a tight band and moving that around and ruffing up some of the mid kick frequencies could work, its so easy for things to sound too clean with all the technology we have today.

      for the bass i would be making really simple sounds in a synth then bounce and load into kontakt then adding layers of filtering/distortion/ tape emulation. just bit by bit trying to mould them into something that sounds a bit ruff and old school.

      Im not sure if this helps at all you are probably well aware of all these things. I would suggest checking some of fanus tutorials he is a break master and tends to have that oldschool vibe in his tracks.

      Cheers

    • #15332
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      Interesting question and Good reply Proxim, definitely getting a matching sound palate will be a big key. Bass coming from an old virus, Pro One or Juno will already have the roughness about it without having to work to un-digitise it.
      Nice vintage saturation plugins and hardware emulation tools will help too.
      We do know those guys including Mako like the DBX266 compressor on beats too.

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