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Reggae "dun dun dun" sound + Other Questions (vocoder)

Postby xXGreenXx90 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:57 am

Hey I was wondering what instrument that "dun dun dun" sound is in reggae songs. It's in almost every reggae song I've heard and Skrillex also uses it in some of his song like "First Of The Year (Equinox) and Make It Bun Dem." Is it like a Reggae guitar or is there a specific name for it?

Could someone please give me a list of all the tools that can make your voice sound robotic, like similar to Daft Punk. I know one tool is a vocoder there is also this one I can't think of when you put this tube in your mouth and move your mouth to make noises.
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Postby NinjaEdit » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:18 am

It's a guitar playing up-strokes on the off beats.

The device you're describing is called a talkbox.
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Postby TheSoapmaker » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:40 pm

Dancepiano2k7! I'm not kidding! Fix the release on it, and add some delay and reverb! It's does acutally sound good!
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Postby bouncingfish » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Like jonah said, the DUN thing is a guitar playing up beats. Sample it from some reggae tune, record it yourself or whatever, find some sample pack if thats what suits you.

Daft Punk DO use vocoders like you mentioned, the one with the pipe is called a talkbox, and can be bought for a few hundred bucks, but thats not what the use, at least not for their normal vocals(get lucky, around the world etc).
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Postby xXGreenXx90 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:21 am

jonahmann wrote:It's a guitar playing up-strokes on the off beats.

The device you're describing is called a talkbox.


Thanks bro helped me a ton! How did you learn all that? Is there a certain name for the guitar or is it just a regular guitar?


bouncingfish wrote:Like jonah said, the DUN thing is a guitar playing up beats. Sample it from some reggae tune, record it yourself or whatever, find some sample pack if thats what suits you.

Daft Punk DO use vocoders like you mentioned, the one with the pipe is called a talkbox, and can be bought for a few hundred bucks, but thats not what the use, at least not for their normal vocals(get lucky, around the world etc).


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Postby IRRAIK_304 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:02 am

i am also curious on how to use a vocoder. how to "autotune" in a certain key instead of having to tweak every single note by ear.
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