Dark and loud digitakt beat


#1

I made it a goal to learn how to use the compressor with a bit more subtlety. I couldn’t help myself and this track ended up very compressed.

I tried using fine tune instead of notes to make melodies, along with the usual loud drums. All audio is coming from the Digitakt. I used one shot samples for both melodies and drums, and the only thing I added in post was a limiter.

I made a tutorial on how I make the drums: https://youtu.be/YSCrbF-u7gE

Thanks for listening!


#2

i’ve really enjoyed all your vids but this is handsdown the best DT thing i’ve seen. if anyone asks what’s possible, i’ll show them this stonker! cheers for sharing :smiley:


#3

Brilliant. I think any solo groovebox benefits from healthy doses of compression for beat stuff.
Love the use of fine tune, something I wish my OT had.


#4

So I guess …hmmm :thinking: … mission failed? :wink:

Nevertheless: :+1:

The pitch control of the OT is coarse and fine tune combined. Is there more to wish for?


#5

I almost always slam the compressor on mine. It just sounds so good and fits my genre very well.


#6

A+ Love the texture


#7

Yes. More than 5 increments of fine tune between each semitone.


#8

This is damn good! Squash that beat.


#9

Thank you @garf, @Microtribe, @tnussb, @DataStrain, @knobgoblin, @LittleRooms! Really appreciate the compliments! I have to admit I only made a small effort to use less compressor, but I plan on really taking on the challenge soon :slight_smile:


#10

Like it :slight_smile:


#11

Very inspiring- your resample vid is sick too.


#12

Thanks @j-lite! I hope the tutorial was helpful :slight_smile:


#13

That was freaking great!


#14

Thank you! I’ve been experimenting more with using fine tune instead of pitch to make “melodies”, the results are pretty interesting.


#15

I like that. Its like microtonality :slightly_smiling_face:


#16

Thanks, @mess_er35!