How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

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Mike145
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How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Mike145 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:33 am

Hey guys, ive been fucking around in ableton trying to make some glitchy french style house. I have a chord and i want to pitch it down to create an effect such as in this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eoLDEZnbaY
during the breakdown, the whole chord pitches down.
now when i draw an envelope on the pitch in ableton it sounds horrible. I think its because each of the 3 notes are pitching down at different speeds... doesnt sound anyting like what im trying to do.

Also any tips to get some sort of glitches as in this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sbTmLvL7fQ

would be appreciated!

thanks guys!

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by 2be » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:53 pm

I don't hear any pitchbend in the chords. There is some quiet extreme sidechain compression going on, do you maybe mean that?

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Boss Level Music » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:46 pm

I think what your calling a pitch bend is actually more of a tape stop type effect.

Check out the video in this thread for 1 method of creating one
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... +tape+stop

For glitch type stuff I find audio easier to mangle. Couldn't play the video you linked on my phone so I don't know the reference.

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Post by crumhorn » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:50 pm

might get a better effect if you play the start and end chords and use portamento on the instrument to glide between the two
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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Angstrom » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:51 pm

Boss Level Music gets all the internet points for deducing the answer without even hearing the track!
nice kung-fu
yep, that's a "tape stop" effect on the linked track, a sample slowdown - not a pitch bend

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Boss Level Music » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks Angstrom, but my Kung Fu is not that strong. :lol:
It was only the second link referencing the glitch track I couldn't play.

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Mike145 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:03 pm

hey thanks for the replies guys....
ya it think your right boss.. its a tape stop effect not a pitch bend. my bad!
do you guys genereally use a vst for glitching or just manipulate the audio? i find making glitchy midi can be a challenge

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by BassTooth » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:33 am

hey, you can get some wicked tape stop and vinyl effects with Sampler:
http://youtu.be/C4zzI4rdAHY

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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by Frank003 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:49 am

Also any tips to get some sort of glitches as in this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sbTmLvL7fQ
I personally love this FREE Plugin called SupaTrigga. Great way to get really cool glitchy effects :P
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I hear Effectrix is good too, but I haven't used it.
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Re: How to pitch bend chords without it sounding like crap??!

Post by RoCi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:35 am

Mike145 wrote:Hey guys, ive been fucking around in ableton trying to make some glitchy french style house. I have a chord and i want to pitch it down to create an effect such as in this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eoLDEZnbaY
during the breakdown, the whole chord pitches down.
now when i draw an envelope on the pitch in ableton it sounds horrible. I think its because each of the 3 notes are pitching down at different speeds... doesnt sound anyting like what im trying to do.

Also any tips to get some sort of glitches as in this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sbTmLvL7fQ

would be appreciated!

thanks guys!
there isnt any magic plug in that glitches what you want, the way you want. glitchinh takes skill and practice.

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