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Old 12-24-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Dirty/Gritty sound help

If anyone knows of any tutorials, I'm looking for some help making a dirty/gritty sound for my tracks. A good example of a sound I like is the drop in Alpharock - Pump This Party, or in Tremor by Dimitri Vegas.

If anyone can help me, it would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 12-24-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Dirty/Gritty sound help

What sound? The filtered supersawish lead? The distorted bass layered with a kick?

"Dirt" and "grit" might mean something totally different for me.

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Re: Dirty/Gritty sound help

try using a distortion or bitcrusher VST/plugin on your synth(s)

(maybe bus it in, so that you can control/automate the amount of the effect, instead of having it in the instrument FX chain)


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Old 12-27-2014, 03:35 AM   #4
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Re: Dirty/Gritty sound help

Is that what it is? A distorted bass? honestly I had no idea what the term was. I just really like the sound and I want to know how to make my own.
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Re: Dirty/Gritty sound help

Distortion is king i heard quadra fuzz is like amazing! i love my ableton bitcrusher
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Re: Dirty/Gritty sound help

Run some basic saw wave patches through a distortion plugin(izotope Trash 2 is my weapon of choice), the presets are usually good enough to give you a great start. Also your DAW should probably come with some sort of built-in guitar and/or bass amp plugin you can run things through. If you layer the same sound panned differently and with different parts EQ'd out in each layer, it will sound huge and dirty. Try to keep the low-end stuff in the middle, generally, and the higher end versions of the sound panned left and right.

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