Can you give me some tips on how to get the lo-fi, retro sound production contained in these records, in particular the drums?…
I’m guessing it has a lot to do with compression, or limiting? Can you suggest an effects chain that might point me in the right direction? I’m running Ableton with a reasonable amount of plugins, also don’t mind investing if there’s a decent plugin you recommend.
What would really be amazing is a whole tutorial on the Chillwave genre, too much to ask?
This is exactly the kind of sound I’m interested in getting. Have you heard any stuff by Bibio? He’s someone else you might like.
I think some of it is to do with sidechain compression together with heavy compression on the master track. The snare has a lot to do with the sound, which sounds heavily distorted with white noise mixed in.
Ableton’s vinyl distortion would also help here I think.
delay, compressed and side chained, then compressed again… It’s just squashed really flat.
Cheers fellas, I’ve been experimenting and I’ve found D16’s Devastor adds a heap of warmth to a track, plus tried the multiple compressor/side-chain trick, works a treat. Will also give the vinyl distortion a try.
Nice Ambient tracks btw Wickedged, great melodies.