Royksopp's techniques

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purpleduck
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Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:47 am

I have two questions on how Royksopp might have achieved this:

1) The warm...is it tape saturation? of the entire Senior album. Example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkSw8HZopec

I just love this sound. Technical expertise on how to achieve it? Was looking into Waves' new tape saturation plugin for this. Looking in the right way?

2) the "bouncy" bass that kicks in at around 2:00 in this track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzK5_SA6x5Y

Maybe it's not too different from the bass in the first track. What makes it so...digi-creamy and bouncy? I have Reason so if one of you wants to direct me towards a preste that sounds similar inside of the Reason's soundfactory please do that.

Cheers

purpleduck
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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:42 pm

anyone?

cacti
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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by cacti » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:27 pm

I love Royksopp and those videos you posted are awesome.

First question: Yea probably tape.


Second question: There was a thread a while ago that talked about how to get basically that same Royksopp bass sound with only free plugins. Try and search for it.

purpleduck
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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:30 pm

Thanks man.

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by Cool Character » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:48 pm

Ugh.
How can they show people jumping off a cliff on Youtube?

That's disgusting. I didn't even get to 2 minutes, because I just can't stand gore.

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:58 pm

Cool Character wrote:Ugh.
How can they show people jumping off a cliff on Youtube?

That's disgusting. I didn't even get to 2 minutes, because I just can't stand gore.
This has got to be the most in-topic and technical reply to this thread!

By the way I still haven't found the thread on the sound I'm talking about. I found some on some other Royksopp sound. I'll keep searching

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:14 am

cacti wrote:I love Royksopp and those videos you posted are awesome.

First question: Yea probably tape.


Second question: There was a thread a while ago that talked about how to get basically that same Royksopp bass sound with only free plugins. Try and search for it.
Okey Dokey. I've searched ALL the Royksopp threads in this forum, there aren't too many. There is one talking about a completely different grainy bassline, ok. But not the BOUNCEY bassline I'm talking about which I presume it's EASIER to make.

anyone, anyone?

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by cacti » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:33 am

I guess I was thinking of the bass sound that comes in around 4:00, its basically the same sound.

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:27 am

Although i like royksopp, this Steve Reich cover is way tooo much for me... is this an album ?
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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:37 pm

cacti wrote:I guess I was thinking of the bass sound that comes in around 4:00, its basically the same sound.
It's the same bass pattern but earlier in the song it has different processing, don't you think? I have read that thread and seen that guy making in with the TAL synth and two Ableton saturators...I guess the "bouncy" one has some effects turned off. That's what I often do, make a bass sound more aggressive later in the song by applying distortion or saturation. But I have problems in making the CLEAN version!

Chapelier, I found it on Royksopp's site, they have a page with some "experiments" and stand alone tracks, and that's one of them.

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by steffensen » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:42 pm

The only thing i can chip in with, is that they used the Korg Polysix VST for the #1 bass-example there. I can clearly hear it, as well as i saw it in some studio pic during a interview, which i have problem finding now.. Anyway.. :)

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by purpleduck » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:11 am

steffensen wrote:The only thing i can chip in with, is that they used the Korg Polysix VST for the #1 bass-example there. I can clearly hear it, as well as i saw it in some studio pic during a interview, which i have problem finding now.. Anyway.. :)
Thanks. Let me know if you find it

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Re: Royksopp's techniques

Post by marra » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:47 pm

You guys still around?

Check out viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215749 if you can..

thx..

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