As I’m slowly rounding my way to filling out a basic rhythm section in my synth, I’m looking for some hats/cymbal sound created with white noise to match my twin t kick and snare vibe.
I’ve seen here on the forums various bits and pieces, but haven’t really found that super sharp and snappy hat sound I’m craving. I know I could:
- start with white noice generation
- roll up a high pass filter so we mainly get that sizzle
- use envelope generator
- use VCA
- trigger the envelope generator
- tune the path to get that snap
but this seems like lots of modules for what feels like it could be a super basic hats module in the same vibe as the twin t kick and snares I’ve seen here.
Does anyone have something like this? Ideally with white noise generated by a 2n3904 with a leg missing and the ability to not have a rolling off decay, but more a snappy snap snap end point if I want it, and some filtering so it’s toppy.
I’ve done some netrunning and mainly I see super huge builds with lots of specialist ICs that I feel could be done mainly with discrete components.
edit: I seem to be a search fool - sometimes not seeing all the results. For some reason I find the search function a little odd here on the forum, but anyway:
I found of course @Dud has this on his great site: 22. SYNTHÉTISEUR MODULAIRE DIY – HIT | SOUND BENDER 36
But @Dud in your video, it sounds like the hats are a little filtered down, like they’re missing the top end sizzle - is that the case, or just the way it was recorded?