Evening. Just wondering if anyone has the faintest idea about how exactly Mike Dehnert achieves that seriously heavyweight sound on his productions? The kick/bottom end just blows me away every time I listen to one of his tracks.
Sounds like there's a fair bit of sub going on but the kick still gets through.
Here's a few MD tracks that I'm fond of. The first one I even put on my latest DJ mix.
Like I said, no idea to where even start. No synthesizer I know of makes such (thunderous, bassy, cavernous) sounds on it's own. So, there's probably tons of processing on his tracks, particularly heavy compression and reverb. But, I haven't used a compressor that would get such results.
Really curious too, since I follow him the question beats me eery time a listen to his tracks!! Sometimes the drums seems to have p-locks so i thought Elektron but the character is not elektron.. For the chords I think he somethimes uses FM through analog filters.. But it's realt hard to achieve his personal, fat, punchy, heavy and recognizable sound!!
The dude says very briefly in the interview that he doesn't use distortion but am pretty sure in that "brauchbar" track he's ran the whole thing through an overdrive (sounds like odd harmonics) on a pre-send or something highpassed quite a bit as it's quite prominent across all the elements.including the percs that come in half way through the track and the general tone of the mids is quite "honky"if i didn't check the date i would of thought this was made in the early 90ies.it catches that vibe very authentically
The kick just sounds like every kick i've ever heard in minimal house just with a very "wooden" sounding transient (possibly an effect of the overdrive) which i don't think grooves very well with that what i think is an fm bass.the bottom end just sounds like it is slightly over eq'd i don't think there's anything particularly unusual or out of the ordinary going on there.
Very little compression on this though.it's there it becomes most prominent when the delay feedback gets longer and the filters opened up
Much prefer the sound of stephan bodzin (and aliases),gregor tresher,extrawelt,tobias schmidt
(Asks about kick and i go on a rant...apols lol)
Just checked out some more of his stuff on beatfarts (beatport)..actually pretty good.has a bit of robert babicz sound to it.can't tell for sure but sounds like he's using tape alot on some of his more modern releases (or that could be the mastering) thanks for bringing him to my attention
Personally I'm a big fan. Apart from the inventive production, the harmonic intent tends to be deceptively inventive.
If he doesn't use distortion I agree he must be running into his pre-amps or desk very hot. Most of his sounds are saturated and quite a few are downright dirty.
Lot's of additional processing, sampling and re sampling I think.