Electric Keys Sound Design with Maschine
In this tutorial, we create an electric keys sound using only Maschine’ Sampler and a sample and effect from Maschine’s library.
This tutorial covers how to create an electric keys sound using only Maschine’ Sampler and a sample and effect from Maschine’s library. First, we set the sample type to ADSR (from One-Shot, which is the default). This will make the sample more easy to sequence, as it will play only as long as the notes we input. Then, we turn on the LP2 filter in the FX/filter section, turning the cutoff down and the resonance up.
Then, in the modulation section, we can set the envelope to the cutoff and drive destinations to achieve the desired vintage keys sound. The most characteristic control here is probably the attack parameter, which lends us the “twang” sound in the envelope. The Drive modulations sounds good at both subtle and more extreme settings. If desired, it is possible to jump back to the FX/filter section and dial in some additional distortion with sample rate and bit reduction.
Finally, we finish out the atmosphere of this electric keys sound with the grain delay effect. After loading it, we simply leave the size at its default setting, turn reverse on, and set the other parameters to about 25%. Once we find the settings we like, we can turn the mix control down to a more subtle setting.
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