MATRIXSYNTH: Re-tuning TipTop Audio BD808 & Testing Out the Z-DSP Clocked Delays Card

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Re-tuning TipTop Audio BD808 & Testing Out the Z-DSP Clocked Delays Card

Re-tuning TipTop Audio BD808 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Attention: to hear what is going on use proper full range monitoring, computer speakers won't work.

The mighty BD808! No matter how good or how shitty the sound system is, that little guy will always sound great, so great in fact that I rarely use any other bass drums and I was searching quite a lot. The only other bass drum that I use is BD909 but, it will sound only as good as the PA. On Function 1 it will blow your mind, on a shitty PA you will want your BD808 in the rack. The thing with BD808 is that just like the original you can't change its pitch / tuning. The solution is to use a high pass filter after the bass drum.

Start with the filter fully open with no resonance - that is your normal clean BD 808. Shorten the decay to a shortest possible setting, increase the resonance to slightly before self-oscillation now start closing the filter. now you have an alternative filter BD with variable pitch (the cut off is the tuning and the resonance is the decay). By lengthening the 808 decay and varying the filter settings it is possible to get new bass drums easy and fast and they still sound very much like the 808 bass drums. I use Toppobrillo Multifilter as it is very clean, doesn't change the original 808 sound, doesn't distort the accented BD808, has a very manageable and good sounding resonance."

Really love TipTop Audio Z•DSP clocked delays card!!! from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Listen how nicely it follows the Circadian Rhythms swing )))"

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