Old school current value

Production | Mar 17, 2017

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    Dolphc

    Dolphc

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    hey guys long time board stalker first time posting! Before I get ripped for asking how to make stuff like this I'll just say I'm not looking to cop cv's style, I'm simply mesmerized by this sound he use to have back in the day and I'm in awe and bewilderment when trying to sketch out what's going on! I can hear hints of the source sounds in the drums for example but am truly lost trying to think how he is colouring the drums that way (I'm aware a lot of it is just nutty compression) I'm also keeping in mind this is before he was using addictive drums so I'm guessing they're breaks he's built up from various one shots. I also know he relies heavily on vocoders and this example would be before vocodex was released so again just guessing he's using the old fl studio vocoder! Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated

    Current Value - The Unspoken
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  2. loweyes

    loweyes

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    Big tune. But not oldschool Current Value. this is oldschool Current Value.

    Current Value - Nebular Mission
  3. Tranzitive

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    Doc Boy Doc H

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    Dolphc

    Dolphc

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    These are all awesome tracks and even the old stuff is still imbued with a certain quality of uniqueness, I remember the first time I heard the kicks and snares on his frequency hunt album and was sold instantly (still have that on vinyl to his day) the amazing ambient sounds layered on top only sweetened the deal and added to the wounderously mysterious vibes I got from his tracks!

    In particular the snare in knife sharpening instantly caught my ear back in the day, it sounds like a 909 snare pitched up and then has some wave shaping or some kind of fold distortion on it

    Current Value - Knifesharpening (Frequency Hunt...
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    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    That snare is so great. I've been trying to reverse engineer it for years.
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    Basically....boosting the low end (for the thump) and top+high mids (for the attack and tone) then really heavy compression, with a slow attack to allow a big click through at the start of the sample. Then into a limiter/clipper to bring the overall level down and get rid of the big transient whilst retaining the punch. Obviously having a really good ear for it, picking the right samples to start off with etc helps
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    Mindfox cyberfunk 2077

    Mindfox

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    That snare's ridiculous. Almost sounds like heavily processed beatboxing.
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    Beardemgrillz

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    It's a 909 snare through a rectifier pedal.maybe not an actual 909 snare,but it's a derivative of one.the important part is the rectifying anyway.i do a lot of Techno with guitar pedals so i'm familiar with the timbre that rectifiers emit when you stick certain source sounds through them.i could look for a plugin i guess.there's bound to be some rectifier based plugins in guitar software and that
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    Beardemgrillz

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    Never heard of Current Value before,really liking the top tune.anymore like that?.reminds me of Regis and Surgeon that Birmingham Techno stuff.proper moody and that.almost industrial

    I guess i'm wrong thinking Drum&Bass isn't all just cut up breaks and reggae vocal snippets :teeth:
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  11. Noise-Signal Diphallic Dude

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    Current Value - The Unspoken
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    2332s

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    There is an expansion for Addictive drums with CV style drums that are almost mix ready...
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  13. BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

    BleakRef

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    Rectifying distortion?
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    Beardemgrillz

    Beardemgrillz

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    Dont know mate.i'm gonna go out on a limb and hazard a guess that rectifier pedals do rectifying distortion:twothumbs:
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  15. BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    I asked for clarity because a rectifier is specific part of a guitar amp which turns AC current into DC current. It doesn't generally have an effect on the sound of a guitar per se (it's not an audio component so much as a power one) but it does contribute to the overall sound of an amp, particularly around how compressed it feels. Valve rectifiers tend to make the whole guitar amp 'sag' at high power operation, which makes the whole amp sputter and almost die, and some people love (especially stoner rock bands) it; whereas solid state ones are more efficient and more immediately responsive across the dynamic range. So a rectifier pedal doesn't make much sense based on that. But there is an amp called a Triple Rectifier, made by Mesa Boogie, which has a very characteristic modern gain structure. Almost fizzy but very broad across the frequency spectrum. I wonder if that's the sort of pedal you're referring to - something which emulates the Triple Rec.
  16. Beardemgrillz

    Beardemgrillz

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    it's a Wampler TripleWreck..i'm just going off what i was told when i bought the thing.your time could have been better spent doing literally anything else.that is all gobbledygook to me mate:confused:.i just heard the snare the person who posted liked in the Current Value tune and it sounded like a familiar sound i get out of that pedal.just connecting the dots,it didn't come from a position of know how.i'm generally not that clued up on all this stuff,and i don't think i need to be either.well,i get by anyway:tea:
  17. newb

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    :twothumbs:
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    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

    BleakRef

    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    I wasn't having a pop mate, just thinking aloud - there's no such thing as a rectifier pedal so it's worth clarifying what you meant. The wampler is a great pedal, they do a really good Orange emulation too. If anyone's interested in trying to replicate this in software, most guitar software has a Triple Rec emulator on it - it'll be the one with the metal grille for a front panel, as the old Mesa Boogie amps were famous for using that. Very dated now but look pretty cool in a 90s way.
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    Tranzitive

    Tranzitive

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    pretty much any current value tune from around 2007/8 will sounds similar. Also check out Donny and Limewax.

    Would highly recommend old-ish Counterstrike too. check out their From Beyond the Grave and Insubordination albums, as well as tunes like this:

    Counterstrike ‎- Snuff / Timewarp [ALGO004]


    Room of Mirrors (VIP)


    (i actually like the original mix of Room of Mirrors better than the VIP but can't find a link to it on youtube)
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    Gazoo Crescent Fresh

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    I could never get into his kitchenware tear out style. Too messy for my taste. The one exception may be his One Of Them remix.
    Limewax - One Of Them [Current Value Remix] | HD
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    Beardemgrillz

    Beardemgrillz

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    Willdo mate.you just opened up a whole new avenue for me,might even start messing around with tempos above 140.pretty sure that's a Techno cardinal sin:slayer2:
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  22. Beardemgrillz

    Beardemgrillz

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    Ok mate.i'll have a pop at the guy at Dawsons then,as that is what he said it was.exact words a,"rectifier pedal".thanks for educating me
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    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

    BleakRef

    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    Give him a slap from me pal.
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  24. Beardemgrillz

    Beardemgrillz

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    2 hands or 1 and with or without a wet kipper?.i think he's pretty deserving of a wet kipper myself
  25. BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

    BleakRef

    BleakRef Space Lord, Motherfucker

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    If you do the wet kipper approach be sure to sample it. I'm 99% sure that's how CV got that snare sound in the first place.
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