The Awesome Absynth Aetherizer
You probably have heard of the power of the NI Absynth Aetherizer, and don’t worry i’m not going to bore you with another explanation of delays, but I am going to show you a cool technique to get original sounds and free melodies!
I started out this sound by making percussive drums sounds with a noisy oscillator, noise is often used to make drums such as snares and hi-hats, but you can also make big tom sounds, especially when you use some fine tuning and pitch modulation. The rhythm comes in when you start to modulate the filter with an envelope. The options are limitless here and you can draw in any rhythm that you like. You can also try different types of filters, like the bandpass or even a high-pass.
Once you’ve set up your rhythm add a little bit of reverb to make everything sound bigger and maybe boost some lows on you reverb EQ. The next step would be to insert a delay in you chain for more complex rhythms. But wait, we have a much better tool in our hands! Because the Aetherizer in Absynth does not only provide nice delays, you can also insert a filter in the feedback chain of the delays and transpose these in semitones, now thats where the fun really starts!
You have different options in the Aetherizer module and I advise to try them all! You can switch to different scales and modulate the transposition to get interesting and often unexpected results. Map al these knobs to your midi controller and your good to go! This sound could be the backbone of your song since you can tweak it constantly to keep it interesting. Spend some time with this and have lots of fun!