It’s about time we look into the noise module in U-he Zebra, because the poor fella has been left out for way too long! So let’s make some big Hans Zimmer-style drums!
The noise module is a pretty cool dude! It has a lot to offer, you can make vinyl crackle sounds, melody’s with the ”digital” type noise and big drums all in the same little module. In this tutorial we are going to look at the pink noise. Noise comes in different flavours, pink noise is a type of noise where each octave has an equal amount of noisy power, this means basically that it’s a very consistent form of noise. For us this means that we can build great drums out of it!
In this quick example I’ll give you a flying start by demonstrating some of the immense possibilities. By modulating different kinds of filters with different rhythms you can get complex polyrhythms going on really quick. The advantage of using the MSEG for this is that you can make different loop sizes to make the rhythms even more complex. This on it’s own could be the whole backbone of your track, just add some spooky pads and you’ve got a great thing going on!
If you want to hear more of these kinds of sounds try listening to film scores! Hans Zimmer for example uses this trick a lot in the score for ”The Dark Knight’. Verry cool stuff! Have Fun!