Say you have a kick drum, a standard sample.
Say you have a legato bass, a sine tone.
Now say every time the kick hits, it fucks with the waveform of the bass like creates a frequency modulation or some other internal interference with the bass. But does so making something congruent and inherently “harmonic” (even if dissonant).
I figured out one way to do this with Serum, so far my only attempt. First bounce my kick sample to the exact lenght (a full quarter note file). Then drag it into the noise oscillator with “repeat” selected. Turn the volume to zero. FM modulate the sign tone from the noise osc to taste. Play a bassline, quantize it to the real kick.
Now the next step is to make it echo (The splash of the kick-rock causing ripples through the water of the bass). I will probably have to remake the noise sample with the effects, but that won’t loop well. hmmm.