salem - king night (sound/mixing)

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salem - king night (sound/mixing)

Postby renton » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:58 pm

this has really been on my mind for ages, but i still can't quite figure it out. does anyone here know the secret behind king kinght sounding the way it does?

here's a few things i'm aware of already:
yes it's mastered really loud
lots of sidechaining
pretty sure most of it was microkorg/ion sounds?
a lot of reverb
808 (real??)

are there some recording/mixing techniques that i'm not picking up on. also keep in mind i could use some general advice on that :) if you listen to the older stuff there is a noticeable difference in sound, because i'd really like to know how they made something so big with budget synths.
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Re: salem - king night (sound/mixing)

Postby tallowwaters » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:46 pm

It sounds like a DJ Screw album with different people making noise over the backing track. This shit used to be called "chopped and screwed" which means somebody is playing with the pitch and time. Plenty of tutorials all over the web, just google "chopped and screwed."
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Re: salem - king night (sound/mixing)

Postby renton » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:40 pm

i know dj screw...

it was a question of how their sounds are recorded/tweaked not their methods
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Re: salem - king night (sound/mixing)

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:04 am

renton wrote:i know dj screw...

it was a question of how their sounds are recorded/tweaked not their methods

I always thought 'how their sounds are recorded/tweaked' = 'methods'.
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Re: salem - king night (sound/mixing)

Postby renton » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:49 pm

sorry maybe i wasn't so clear about it in the first post, i'm talking about the synth sounds. i'd just like to know how they got a microkorg to sound like that. my guess would clever use of fx and layers maybe?
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