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Replicating "computer readout" sound

Each individual grain in that loop is a complex piece with varying pitch through its course, repeated fast, but with space between each grain. There are numerous ways to do this, but myself I often ...
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How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

I believe the sound in question is in fact two separate sounds. At 1:15, there is a combination of a large low bass synth and a higher sounding synth which is doing an assortment of things to achieve ...
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How to create a Acid Synth Stab sound?

For anyone who wants to make this sound in MASSIVE it's pretty simple. You only need one Oscillator on. Select Squ-Sw 1 and pull the WT-position all the way to the right so you only get a normal saw ...
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How to create rolling lfo effect

Don't have zebra, but it sounds to me like a square-shaped LFO with the rate being modulated up to a very high rate and back, producing that effect where the two values that the LFO is oscillating ...
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How to make SFX?

I assume that when you say "curly sounds" you're referring to the sounds of 0:30. You can make that sound by starting with a distorted and slightly chorused/phased Square wave. Next make an Envelope ...
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How to create rolling lfo effect

I believe a sound like this can also be accomplished by having two LFO generators, and changing the frequency of one, or the other. That is, change the frequency relative to each LFO, hence causing ...
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Recreating a synthesizer

I'm not familiar with Live, but here is my guess: It's square because it sounds 'empty' to me. Saw OSC has much more details. It's distorted. This contributes a lot to the sound and of course will ...
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Slot Machine Synth Tone

For soft sounds like that, an FM synth would be a good start. They're next to impossible to program (intentionally) if you don't have an engineering degree, but a lot of presets would suit that tone ...
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Recreating a voice using a Vocodor

This sounds very much like the MicroKorg vocoder but most vocoders will sound similar. There's a lot of free ones out there that will do the same thing. I would recreate it by recording the vocoder ...
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WHat hi hat is it?

I'm turning this into an answer, not really because it's necessarily the right answer, but because I discovered a very cool web page about 909 cymbals. Drilling down the waffle on this thread - ...
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How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

Play with a synth that allows you to edit harmonics - in this case the sound feels like a high-pass filtered square wave. A square wave is made up of odd harmonics: Base frequency sine wave, plus 3x ...
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How would you recreate this ascending sound effect?

Sounds like either a scrub tool, or reverse, or both. Could also be just chopped up samples that are re-arranged. I don't think this is a standard effect though.
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Does anybody know this voice effect?

Auto-Tune First made popular in the late 90s on Cher's "Believe" The product was initially designed to mask slight imperfections in a singer's pitching, but it was discovered that by turning ...
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The name of this sound?

I'm not sure it really has a name, but as we associate sounds with the objects that produce them I'd try searching for similar elements and edit them together. For the air pressure part I'd be ...
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How to make the sounds from this Donkey Kong 2 composition (Super Nintendo)?

it sounds like some sort of pad, are you sure that's brass? definitely a wet sound. try to find a pad in your DAW that sounds somewhat similar. Add a flanger effect and toy around with the decay. ...
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How to make this guitar lead sound from Megaman X (Super Nintendo)?

To be honest, it sounds like 'Overdriven Guitar' patch from AC97 General MIDI Soundset, which in turn was based on Roland Canvas General MIDI module if my memory serves right, so it will be not an ...
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What synths and pads are those, and where to find?

The question of "what library do they come from" is nearly impossible to answer, since there are thousands of libraries out there and many of them overlap sonically. I can't tell you every detail ...
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Which pluck is used in Cheap Thrills?

It also depends on what DAW you use. In FL studio, you can try with Fruity DX10. In Ableton, you can search pluck sound from top search box. To make it sounds similar as Cheap Thrills pluck, you ...
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How can I recreate Grant's signature sound using a vocoder on a synthesizer?

For me it sounds like he's applying FL Studio's Vocodex plugin. Although I'm not a specialist using this I know that you can do some insane stuff with it utilizing a "carry"-layer and a sound-layer so ...
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How to recreate drum beat from this song?

I think the first thing to note here is that the drum track you're hearing on this is most likely a sample. The sounds have a fairly distinctive quality that comes from being sped up from around ...
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How is this sound created?

I mainly hear a sawtooth (supersaw like) wave and when the melody is on the lower tones I hear a triangle wave in the sound. There is probably a unison used in the sound. The effect you hear is a ...
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How would you recreate this ascending sound effect?

For effects like this where the entire track is re-pitched and chopped, you would export the final mix and then run that into something where you can alter the speed destructively (and thus the pitch)...
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How would you recreate this ascending sound effect?

I would export the whole song up to that point (or at least just before the "stop"), and bend the pitch down a few octaves, then alter the dB manually until I get what I want. For the scratching ...
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How would you recreate this ascending sound effect?

You could do this by slicing up the audio into little chunks and then using time manipulation to screw with the pitch. In Logic you can use FlexTime in "tempophone" mode to do this, and ...
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Can you help deconstruct this SFX?

I would use a bubble pop noise like when you stick your finger in your mouth and pop it out... Then use a crinkled paper noise. They also have crow noises with each bubble pop. The crow noises have ...
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Can you help deconstruct this SFX?

Hmmm...tricky. I'd say something like a wet pair of jeans smashed against the floor together with squeezing a balloon, all with a lot of compressor.
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Can you help deconstruct this SFX?

It sounds like a combination of a short hit sound and a long water splash sound. Maybe a little paper wrinkling noise can be added.
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Sound Design: How would you create this pluck?

This article has some interesting theoretical discussion about synthesizing string sounds! http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Aug01/articles/synthsecrets28.asp Of course you aren't going after the ...
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Wobbly synth sound

I think your really close and on the right track. I would first try adding some med-hard distortion and a Trans mod plugin on an FX track with automation and blending. If that does not work try ...
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Replicating a fat, clicky electric-bass

@warriorbob found the video. dunno if it'll pop up if i edit that comment so i'm putting it here. First of all, that bass definitely has some distortion on it. It MIGHT be overdrive, im not sure. I ...
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