How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

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How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by djadonis206 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:25 pm

Anyone care to share how they make and sequence the techno blip/bleep that's found on every techno and tech house track

I'm curious
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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by trevox » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:35 pm

What is the techno blip/bleep?

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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by djadonis206 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:05 am

Good point. When I get to laptop or desktop I'll post some examples.
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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by djadonis206 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:46 am

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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by JuanSOLO » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:45 am

sounds like a perfect job for Operator, sine wave with a lil something extra

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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by djadonis206 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:49 am

Sine wave with a fast attack and a quick envelope on the filter maybe?

I'm procrastinating on writing a paper so I'm trying to make a bleep :)
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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by supamonsta » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:27 pm

I can't hear any "bleep" or "blip" in this example...????

I think you need at least 4 or 5 oscillators with complex LFO modulation, filtering and compression. I don't think you'll be able to do this without reaktor 6 and Max4live. You can also search the hardware modular route, but you'll need a lot of cables to patch everything in and out.

good luck

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ps: or, just sample a bleep? (there are lots of bleeps in lots of sample CDs... but it won't explain you how they are achieved.... secret magic)

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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by djadonis206 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Maybe it's a blop, or a blap. No, blop, possibly a blip. No, most likely a blop. That's poor communication on my part
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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by m.o » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:57 am

Toms/Congas with short decay and some LPF? :D

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Re: How do you make and program the ubiquitous techno blip/bleep

Post by chilleddreams » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:18 pm

m.o wrote:Toms/Congas with short decay and some LPF? :D
Yupp, sounds like some pitched percussions with synced delays. I would try FabFilter Timless for the delays. They have some nice presets which also uses filters and stuff.
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