Bass Drum sound

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Mans
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Bass Drum sound

Post by Mans » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:41 am

Hi,

I'm wondering what you guys did to get that specific 909 sound in the bass drum.

I know the sound is basically a sine wave modulated by a pitch envelope. But a pure sine wave sounds 'hollow' or 'flat' for lack of a better term. The 909 BD sounds 'springy' (again for lack of a better term) and you've managed to duplicate it perfectly.

How do you get that sound?

Mans
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Post by Mans » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:23 pm

I found it :)
The bassdrum of the 909 is a sawtooth wave that goes through a waveshaper (resulting in an almost sine wave, but with a slight bit of harmonics that give it the distinctive 909 sound), mixed with a short pulse for the click.
Seeing as the distortion effect in Adobe Audition is a waveshaper (am I correct to assume this?), does anyone know what settings to use to convert a saw to a sine?

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