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Automated Saturation

Post by Alexthegr81 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:22 am

Has anyone tried this? I did. And I think you should give it a go.

Usually when i hear of automation I think sidechaining or eq automation, but has anyone else tried automating the amount of saturation going on in a mix? I'm talking about for more transient things like drums and stabs or plucks. I think that drums and other transient sounds can really benefit from an automated tape saturation on the master.

I know many people would probably go, "Why not just saturate the drums in their separate channel?" I think that if you do that, a lot of the harmonic content gained can be lost in even the best mixed tracks. I think though that a saturation automated on the master gives a natural harmonic boost that would apply to everything, giving a more profound punch, however would most notably be heard on the drums or other sounds that hit.

I realized this would be insanely tough for most other sounds but its really easy to be pulled off for a kick or a snare. I just used fl kick with the peak filter and routed it to Fabfilter Saturns saturation amount the same way I would a sidechain. But I messed with the kick's adsr so that the envelope looked like a triangle. That way the distortion ramps up after that initial transient and distort the beef of the drums. the results were interesting.

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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by nowaysj » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:40 pm

Hollow fart snare. Alternatively know as reverse ass queef snare.

Whatever, though, keep experimenting. See you're really using FL :4:
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Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:45 pm

I like hollow fart snares
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by nowaysj » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:48 pm

The term, or the sound of air forcefully escaping out an open ass onto a wooden bench in a gymnasium sound?
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by Alexthegr81 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:57 pm

I try to get as much grit out of fart sounds as possible, never liked clean sounding ones anyway.
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Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:13 pm

whats the point in a clean fart anyway?
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by soronery » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:37 pm

Best fart should have a long tail, or 'follow through' as it's known.
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by nowaysj » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:47 pm

I think you mean "release".
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by fragments » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:43 am

nowaysj wrote:I think you mean "release".
happy full body massage and "release"
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Re: Automated Saturation

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Not THAT kind of release!
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by hubb » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:54 pm

leaning over a tommy like a turntable scratching making a blob blub blouob sound


some of the sounds 'hunger' makes in an empty stomach are like being trapped inside an upright bass
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by Alexthegr81 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:45 pm

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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by hubb » Fri May 01, 2015 1:30 pm

It's a good idea definitely

automating wave shapers and then cutting out the best bits is saturation heaven btw
if you then put those through a nice verb it can yield some unique slippery wet results
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Fri May 01, 2015 2:11 pm

Slippery wet results
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by hubb » Fri May 01, 2015 2:52 pm

im 4in :6:

but like skiddish and rubbery

like if you threw a fat gecko at a wall and it stayed there like a poster
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Fri May 01, 2015 3:17 pm

Sometimes I have no idea what u are on about hubb
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by nowaysj » Fri May 01, 2015 4:15 pm

SOMETIMES :o
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Re: Automated Saturation

Post by hubb » Fri May 01, 2015 11:03 pm

Dammit

Ok so you have a piece of wood (maybe its a percussive hit in the making)
and you throw it at the wall.

Then you would probably be disappointed when it just hits the wall and does a half hearted creak or slightly woody boink and that was it!!!!!!

BUT WITH MY *METHOD* :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
It now sounds
like if you threw a fat gecko at a wall and it stayed there like a poster instead.
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