I have been obsessed over the following sound, the first sound heard in this video, it is from the OMI Universe of Sound Vol 2, called "Expensive" or "Liquid Stack", developed by Robby Frank for the Emulator ii sampler. Hear it here in the first sound example:
My question is not how to get the sound. I understand I could get an Eii and have the sound, or like I already have, there are free NKI versions resampled free on the internet that sound pretty good. I want to learn how this sound was actually developed in the first place. Download it here if you like:
So, I am wondering how the was originally created. Was it a sampled guitar? A sampled synth? I have been trying to figure out how one would go about creating something similar. Note especially the lower bass notes in the example. They have a lot of punch and definition. They are not muddy.
Any input on how such a sound was originally created, or how it could be made, from scratch, would be greatly appreciated.
That sounds like a guitar done by a DX7 layered with an analog (well, subtractive in any case) pad.
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You don't have to dig - just load up the old factory ROM sets and there should be something like it in there. Just sample a relatively low note and let the sampler pitch it up - at lower pitches you hear that "rippling" effect very nicely.
Yeah. Try "Xanu" from the 6 op DX7 libraries. It's not the same but it could be tweaked slightly to match. It does have the same growly aspect and "chorus-y" highs.
The mod decays are faster in the Youtube sound for starters, and/or the Emu2 filters are being used on a looped sample set...