RAC – 56K


RAC drops a new track online that is purely a sample of dial up taking into a kind of Chemical Brothers ‘Star Guitar’ place.  Some will go what is this?  Some will go and think this is awesome.  Some will think people will stream anything.  We like it for the simplicity.

Here’s what was said on the track from RAC:

I made this entire track using only one sample.  The dial-up sound that so many of us remember from browsing the internet in the early days. 

It’s not really meant to be a real song, more like an exercise in simplicity. It’s very easy to get stuck using the same sounds over and over again, so I do things like this from time to time to break the routine.

I wanted to share the actual session file so you can look a little deeper if you’re so inclined. You’ll need Ableton 9 Suite (or at least Live 9 + Sampler). I’m using UAD reverbs, so you’ll have to re-create those on your own.

I sampled the initial tone and created the main melodies with that. The “drums” are made using the noise section. The kicks are pitched wayy down and I used a filter to give it a nice 200/300 bump. Snares are pitched higher and I used reverb to give it a tail. The hi hats are pitched normally but they’re different enough from the snare that it makes sense. The bass is pitched down and heavily filtered to give it a sine wave kind of sound.


ORIGINAL SOUND: http://www.soundjay.com/dial-up-modem-sound-effect.html
ABLETON SESSION: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lbya9nsdrpzn9nr/56k.alp
SCREENSHOT: https://www.dropbox.com/s/igo0l39mz4bs0oh/56kscreenshot.png


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About RAC

About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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