create textures
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create textures

hey slutz,

what do you use to create textures in your track?

from a simple filtered white noise to a weird cymbal sound...

I have that vst in my mind, which looks like a tree, I can't remember the name...!

I need something I can modulate ..

thanks!

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You're thinking of... Synplant?
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yes!!!

you made my day!
will test it and see if it's that what I'm looking for!

thanks chembros!
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i'd say sampling is the way to go. you can sample pretty much any organic sound and process it so its source is unrecognizable and just use its textural qualities. start detuning, stretching and layering them with more melodic sounds and the possibilities are endless. acoustic/organic sounds also tend to have very intricate and complex texture in general that you can't easily synthesize. it can be fun just to take a mic and record yourself scraping/scratching/banging things around the house with other things and use that as a starting point; sound recording quality isn't necessarily even important.
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Turn my studio into a big spaghetti by running one source from a synth, to my moogerfoogers and then into another synth for controlling the patch with its filter.

Generally my moogerfoogers give most of my textures these days, especially the MF-102 Ring Modulator, its a sound designer's wet dream.
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i really try and focus on textures in my music, it's my favourite part of production. It's all about sampling. The majority of what i sample is random lossless stuff from the 60's and 70's because you get the room that the piano/whatever is recorded in, not just some perfect audio recording. Digging for obscure high quality jazz labels works for me.

edit: go watch that robert henke video on his granulator plugin, i think that's probably what you're looking for. It's been posted here many many times but is always worth a revisitation for inspiration purposes.
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nord modular 2 has some decent textures and drones :X
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i'd say sampling is the way to go. you can sample pretty much any organic sound and process it so its source is unrecognizable and just use its textural qualities. start detuning, stretching and layering them with more melodic sounds and the possibilities are endless. acoustic/organic sounds also tend to have very intricate and complex texture in general that you can't easily synthesize. it can be fun just to take a mic and record yourself scraping/scratching/banging things around the house with other things and use that as a starting point; sound recording quality isn't necessarily even important.
What he said.
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Microwave XT. Hold done a chord and get modulating wavetables with some interesting filter options.
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mix some plaid with rayon and maybe add some stucco
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What he said.
+1 on that too. If you want to try some basic "granular" technique, experiment with different time stretch processes you have, but push them way past where they're supposed to go - this has a way of breaking down the audio into graininess and is really good for textural stuff.
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