Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Re-creating a sampled vinyl sound for the organ, part of Mixing a Hip-Hop and R&B Song in Pro Tools.
Now that I have a cool sound going on for my Choir track, I want to address the other…main melodic component of the song that's the Dirty Organ or the Dirt Organ here, and…that also plays through the entire track and kind of has the main melody lick that we hear…as sort of the hook instrument of the song.…We'll just listen to it here in the intro real quick.…(music playing)…And the instrument itself already kind of has a spooky lo-fi sound.…
I actually played that as a MIDI instrument.…I found a really cool patch that kind of sounded like a broken old organ.…And what I wanted to do to kind of tie it back to the aesthetic of the track is make…it sound even more lo-fi, kind of like I sampled it off an old record or even sampled it off…an old wax gramophone style recording.…So there is a little bit of ambience to it, but a lot of grit and a lot of dirt.…And so what I'm going to do to achieve that is go back to that FutzBox which is really…good at simulating those old radios and things like that.…
Recommended prerequisites: Pro Tools Essential Training and Pro Tools Mixing and Mastering
- Setting up the mixer
- Layering kicks and low-frequency management
- Enhancing the lead vocals
- Working with rap "stabs" and "adlibs"
- Processing vocals with EQ, compression, and other effects
- Warming up bass and low-frequency tones
- Re-creating a "sampled vinyl" sound
- Creating "width" and "depth" in the stereo field
- Adding automation
- Mastering the track with compression and limiting
- Bouncing out a stereo mix