Ambient Sound Design in Zebra - Sub Mariner Patch
In this tutorial I show you how to create another patch in the Ambient Sound Design area. This patch is what i like to call Sub Mariners as it reminds me of underwater creepy sounds from old Submarine movies.
Hi There welcome to this tutorial on Zebra 2 regarding Ambient Sound Design.
I am going to be doing quite a lot of ambient patches in the future due to many requests however I am referring to tracks that are more like 100 bpm + ambient, so chill out/downbeat type dance tunes.
This Ambient patch was created using 2 Oscillators and a filter with effects to get a creepy type underwater sound which i used to hear a lot in old submarine movies.
The oscillators are pretty much the same, apart from Oscillator 1`s wave form is drawn in by hand. Its pretty much a cross between a square wave and a saw wave to give us a hollow but sharp sound to start with.
The 2nd oscillator uses a saw wave. Both oscillators are detuned and pitch shifted by 24 semi tones and 36 semi tones respectively for a nice deep sound. The filter is just a straight forward vintage Low Pass filter which has the cutoff modulated by an LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)
Finally in this Ambient Sound Design patch i add 4 effects, a Phaser, an EQ, a reverb unit and a compressor to keep the sound just under control and add some overall final volume.
All in all a simple but effective patch and a great sound for adding spookiness to a deep chilled tune or some ambient backgrounds. Ambient Sound Design is great and lots of fun, i hope you enjoyed the video and I will see you soon for more Ambient Sound Design patches.
Thanks for watching and enjoy the video.