How do I get that phat sound?

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How do I get that phat sound?

Post by AaronShaver » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Wondering if any of the more experienced users here could tell me how to get that phat sound from Ableton. Thanks.

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by simmerdown » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:13 pm

get your umbrella out aaron
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by alekst1923 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:22 pm

what do you want to make phat? Bass? Drums? Synths?

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by mholloway » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:48 pm

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by memes_33 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:05 pm

use phat samples, phat synths, and phat plugins.
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by JimmySlizz » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:13 pm

holy shit :lol: @ turd polisher.

do youtube searches for "how to make this sound" and for mastering different instruments and spend hours getting sounds you like. honestly, no producer stole his first DAW off torrents and wrote a killer song in a half an hour. if you work quit the rest of your life outside work and spend it making music.

seriously though, try stacking different waveforms on eachother and pitching them up for big sounding synths and dont put too much, if any, spread on your bass tracks. among other things..

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by Nilus » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:46 pm

Some examples of what you consider "phat" would probably help steer this conversation in a direction that may be somewhat constructive. Otherwise you will continue to receive half-cocked answers, but typically you will want to start with good source material(samples, instruments[native and VSTs]), you will want this material to sit comfortably amongst each other - harmonics compliment the timbre of the overall mix, a gentle squeeze by a compressor tuned to help your track breathe, maybe some saturation and finally a little gain from a limiter to put the phatness in your face.

I personally like to go out of the box for some character, but this is not absolutely necessary.
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by Nilus » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:53 pm

Aaron, I am listening to track two and your kick is panned left for some reason. Bring your kick and bass to the center to "phatten" it up a bit and let all those other cool sounds float around them. Side note, great graphics.
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by The Carpet Cleaner » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:19 am

Increase the bass.

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by mark909 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:25 pm

you need to fatten your sausage!

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by kb420 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:11 pm

AaronShaver wrote:Wondering if any of the more experienced users here could tell me how to get that phat sound from Ableton. Thanks.

It all starts with good sounds and a good mix.
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by simmerdown » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:18 pm

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maybe she can help....

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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by Nilus » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:26 am

simmerdown wrote:Image

maybe she can help....
Looks like she has enough help for all of us.
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by regretfullySaid » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:50 pm

Looks like 2 royal asians tried to flying kick her :P
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Re: How do I get that phat sound?

Post by simmerdown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:58 pm

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