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June 1, 2010 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Was the "shing" sound in this logo animation created with a synthesizer? If so (or if it could have been done that way), how? I have the typical audio FX software installed and would like to know how to create a nice synthetic SHINGGGG! sound.

Not really interested in creating the sound outside of computer software.

Thanks!
posted by circular to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yes. Sounds to me like a couple of Prophet 5 patches, very carefully arranged.

To my ear, there's not one thing that's making the *shinngg* sound, but rather a few sounds which precisely coincide. There a low tone which is being gradually filtered up, the main melody which hits a couple of helpful tones right at the crucial moment, and the most prominent component is what sounds like a patch based on a triangle wave holding an open ninth while the hi pass is swept upwards.

This sound would really easy to replicate, provided you have a wise & bearded synth guru on call. Otherwise, you'll just have to mess about. Try to build the sound using several components mixed together - you'll never get it with just one patch.

Great little snippet of retro '80s synth work there - thanks for sharing!
posted by Aquaman at 4:11 PM on June 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


and the most prominent component is what sounds like a patch based on a triangle wave holding an open ninth while the hi pass is swept upwards.
Dude. I totally got a workable result with that. Even with a really basic FM synth. Thanks!!!
posted by circular at 5:24 PM on June 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Love it!!  That will be one million, no.... one billion dollars.
posted by Aquaman at 7:10 PM on June 1, 2010


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