Tips on making 80s sounds?

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redcodefinal
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Tips on making 80s sounds?

Post by redcodefinal » Tue May 14, 2019 11:00 am

I really love 80s/80s revival music and was wondering if anyone had any tips they'd like to share on making good synths/drums/bass etc.

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Re: Tips on making 80s sounds?

Post by leondustar » Sun May 19, 2019 1:44 am

here's a bunch of keywords:

* FM module for chords
* lots of reverb & chorus (on snaredrum etc or even on master)
* drumkits before 909 (so 808,707,606 check ki archive for drumsamples)
* bell sounds (shipped with sunvox)
* pads in the background
* slow vibrato on synths to emulate unstable 80s synths
* psychotic romantic lyrics
* drumfills with lots of reverb

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Re: Tips on making 80s sounds?

Post by Keres » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 pm

* FM module for chords

Casio CZ101
Yamaha DX7

* lots of reverb & chorus (on snaredrum etc or even on master)

Spring reverb.
Roland delay.

* drumkits before 909 (so 808,707,606 check ki archive for drumsamples)

Tama Tecstar 305
Gibson maestro.

* bell sounds (shipped with sunvox)

Que?

* pads in the background
(demo template shipped with sunvox?)

* slow vibrato on synths to emulate unstable 80s synths

You sure it wasn't a bad tape or recorder?

* psychotic romantic lyrics

"Burn the Courthouse down!" -GG Allin

* drumfills with lots of reverb

U sure it's verb? On slot of those records it's both live drums and electronics... See the drum module above. Sometimes they set a loop and just did fills live to tape.

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