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Dr. Dre West Coast Sound

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:18 am
by jondasutra
How do you get, or how do you make that Dr. Dre Westcoast high pitch string type haunting sound that is used in songs like Gin and Juice, Murder Was The Case, etc............
Can I buy it, make it, download it.........................

Thanks in Advance !

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:54 am
by henry ford
good question.....

i think a vocoder is involved...

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:02 am
by louZ
"Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:57 am
by alichis
anyone know a VSTi that makes that "west-coast whistle" sound too?

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:59 am
by EARLGREY
Parliament stuff.......old string patches om Arp's & Moogs I guess

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:02 am
by sweetjesus
Some pretty fresh westcoast sounds can be found on the MicroKorg's presets.

Although Dre has a vast collection of synthesizers from the moog onwards, he makes extensive use of a Triton.

99% of the Westcoast sounds you will hear come from the Triton, especially leads and drums. The EMU Mophatt also has verrrry nice hip hop drums and some melodic patches to match.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:39 am
by ishimaru
old schoolers sample but if you use FLP ... its the Gangsterwhine patch .. damn i can't remember the name of that synth in that program ... Oh well if you have it you can find it. I haven't used that shit in like a year. Thank you Live.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:11 pm
by olafmol
afaik these are either minimoogs or arp oddesseys (f.e. funky worm by ohio players and summer maddness by EW&F)

Olaf

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:37 pm
by smog g
how to program a westcoast whistle:

osc1:sine
osc2:square at lower volume and 3-8 cents uper or lower than osc1

polyphony: 1

portamento actrivatet (aka glide) : the value is depending on the synth u use but use it plenty :-)

(the waveforms are classic examples. teke whatever sounds good to you!)

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:53 pm
by radiance
My ATC1 can produce that sound with no problem.
Dre has one. 8)

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:58 pm
by funk313
olafmol wrote:afaik these are either minimoogs or arp oddesseys (f.e. funky worm by ohio players and summer maddness by EW&F)

Olaf
shit olaf Summer Madness is by Kool & the Gang..the best version is the live version.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:35 pm
by marky
My bass station does it pretty well.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:57 pm
by andrewj
If you own Reason 3 with its Combinator you can build something like that very easy!

Take a sample of the sound (Just as a reference) Then use various subtractors and a Scream distortion unit(s) and reverb!
And do not use the scream une too much.

Think u will get fine results

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:59 pm
by ryansupak
around 1992, when songs like "Nothin' but a G-Thang" and "Dre Day" came out, I believe the MiniMoog was popular with Dr. Dre (this was before Triton (1997?), VSTi, etc...of course).

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:01 pm
by andrewj
oh of course an atc1, atc-x or the other one of studio electronics synths can do this job perfect! These analog synths are the most often used ana.-synths in rnb and hip hop!

i think you can also get very good results with other hardware and the softmoogs, but i thought/hoped u own reason!