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does anybody know how to create this sound?

August 23, 2010 | 8:56 pm

I think it’s made from lots of resonators and filters, but i can’t find the right combination (don’t know if some fm synthesis is involved)…

  1. aether.mp3

August 23, 2010 | 9:20 pm

It’s hard to tell from just an mp3, and I don’t know if there is a specific or unique synthesis algorithm solely responsible for the texture and colour; that said, I think you’re right that there are resonant filters creating that upper mid-range wash, and it also sounds like a very wet, layered reverb. I think identifying the ‘untreated’ core sample or pure-tone might be tricky, the treatment less so. Comb-filtering and AM synthesis are good starting points for the pseudo-choral/vocal colour that I can hear.

ps if there was an award for ‘generating the most varied responses’, this query would definitely be in the running

August 23, 2010 | 9:42 pm

I think synchronous granulation of an audio file would be a good place to explore as it’s brilliant for creating evolving textures.

August 23, 2010 | 10:19 pm

I’m going to go with bandlimited noise + poly. lots and lots of poly.

August 23, 2010 | 11:00 pm

you all take yourselves too seriously… it’s really just an orchestra tuning up and put through a really crappy tape machine, either that or the goddess venus let out a long queef(are we allowed to say things like ‘queef’ here?)

just kidding.

nice sound, though, quite "effluvial"! (oh snapz, i know the right term!)
reminds me of Bill Laswell’s ambient stuff.

August 24, 2010 | 7:15 am

sounds a bit like granular mixed with effects. that my prognosis anyhow.
i say granular because you can here a start and end in the sound, moving around.

August 24, 2010 | 1:51 pm

some kind of granular resynthesis, original source material
is slowed down, probably an organ or symphonic sample.

August 25, 2010 | 8:45 pm

thanks for all your bets!
I’m trying to recreate that mood: still very far, but at least I know where to start from! ;-)

August 25, 2010 | 11:22 pm

One more thing to throw out there.

Patch 00
korg M1

a true classic

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