I'm looking to recreate or if there is a sample of this effect, under what name would it be?

It's at sec. 0:56 in this clip

Also here in sec. 0:26:

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Sounds like basic resonance on white noise to me. I made this using Ableton operator with white noise using a decay of 4.92 seconds and a release of 7.16 seconds, put through a 24dB band filter with a resonance of 5.42. Then a touch of reverb: https://soundcloud.com/lukofinc/la-femme-stack/s-I1yMU It's not exactly the same but you get the idea. You can download and use it if you want or have a go at making it yourself. Hope this has helped!

  • Glad I could help!
    – lukofinc
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 1:37

Sounds like a sonar sound effect mixed with some subtle reverb to me.

Try messing around with some of the sonar sound effects over on Freesound.


The sound is repeated throughout both songs. The band uses a lot of vintage synthesizers; they seem to love keyboards. So I would take an educated guess.

Listening to the other sounds they use in their songs, I would say it's a synthesizer playing a single note. It is filtered(BP?) with high resonance. Then there is a heavy reverb applied. Both these things together makes it sound(as jdagenet said) like a sonar blip.

To recreate this sound without the right synth and reverb unit could be a challenge, so I would suggest using a sonar blip sample.

  • Yeah, sounds like the sonar effect is the closest I can get. I don't know if they actually use a synth to produce that sound because if that was the case they would be able to play it live, which they don't. It's only on the recorded versions. I was looking for sonar samples but it's hard to find one with the right note.
    – user16388
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 5:22

That sounds like a high pitched percussive sound going through an echo/reverb machine with high internal feedback setting.

The Space Echo is a pretty popular choice in the psych and analog electronic genres:

(check out from around 3:14)

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