This is the third week of our ”Making a track entirely in Absynth” series. Where we are going to look into building drums!
This week was a bit of a challenge for me, because I had to do a lot of things in Absynth that I had never done before. The cool thing about this is that you find new ways to create sounds and therefore it is a very inspirational way to work.
For example, I never used Absynth to build drums, while is has some great ways to process and experiment with drums.
When you are making drum sounds in Absynth you can choose between different options.
- – You can synthesise your drums yourself, this is definitely a great skill to learn
- – You can Sample your drums, easy and effective
- – Load your drums in Sample mode, this will really give some awesome sounds!
After you have your basic sound going you can set up a key split to actually play the different sounds with different keys on the keyboard, instead of hearing all the sounds at the same time!
You do this in the perform page, on the note tab.
To further enhance the sound you can input shapers and filters and as much as you like, I went for more acoustic drums here, so I keep it easy on the processing, but the options are endless!
Check back next week when we are going to learn about making bass sounds, and where we are going to work on the arrangement!