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#1 midi error

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:09

What would you class as the darkest synth sound ever?  It`s a subjective idea I know, but for me these stand out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 16:07

I think the intro song of American Horror Story is pretty dark/spooky

 


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 17:33

I think this:

https://www.youtube....h?v=NsV5YmspTEM


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 18:29

Pfft... You call those dark? I'll show you dark.

 

 

:badteeth:


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 23:27

@emre_k: good stuff!! Didn't know that song. 

 

Also, this one comes to mind. Movie is disgusting:

 


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:36

Some flavors of dark i like:

 

 

 



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:41

Showing my age here....

 

 


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:48

The Silent Hill 1 game soundtrack is pretty much full of dark sounds...

 



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:15

Well, not shure if the theremin counts, but it can sound pretty dark or at least eerie.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 14:09

Cool well a great list of dark songs, but it`s a dark sound I`m after!

 

I`m not saying `Setting Sun` is dark, but the sound before the second chorus is.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 14:51

Honestly, what do you expect as answers if you only provide a list of songs yourself without context whatever you mean inside. Back to your question then... In my opinion there is no such thing as a dark sound. Anything can be made dark sounding or probably happy too. It's the way an instrument or sound is played, processed, which scales it uses and even what other sounds go along with it which define a mood in the result for me.


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 21:59

Anything can be made dark sounding

 

If we are talking about context, and not the sound itself you provided the perfect example: twinkle, twinkle little star. 

Also, we have the Devils Interval. Which, of course, can be played on an innocent toy piano  :panic:

 

I do believe certain sounds inspire certain moods. But really, *how* the sound is used is what matters the most.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:10

I guess it's a lame entry and overly familiar, but it's still a truly dark synth sound, maybe a bit understated which only helps.  The impending doom implied by the cz reinterprets the lyrics into something at least more interesting than the vapid house stuff they would read from the page as.

 


"...sounds... but, not music..."

 


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 10:34

Honestly, what do you expect as answers if you only provide a list of songs yourself without context whatever you mean inside. Back to your question then... In my opinion there is no such thing as a dark sound. Anything can be made dark sounding or probably happy too. It's the way an instrument or sound is played, processed, which scales it uses and even what other sounds go along with it which define a mood in the result for me.

 

Each of the songs has a link to a specific time in the song - maybe it doesn`t work for you. I was asking for examples, not an explanation of what dark is
 


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 14:08

,Who can make the darkest sounding xrni? We should make it into a contest. :)



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 15:08

,Who can make the darkest sounding xrni? We should make it into a contest. :)

 

haha now you catch my drift.. :D 10/10 to the bellows !



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 15:39

that synth that came when donnie darko gets his time-warp-loop-worm-hole something hallucination and goes upstairs

 

and axs 2.03

 

 

i think i mean that at 0:39. in my memory it was much more melodic  :lol:


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:26

Okay so if your up for the challenge - make a SUPER DARK synth sound and add it to this Soundcloud (moderated) group

 

https://soundcloud.c...ynth-sound-ever

 

Maybe I will expand this to other forums, and if it goes well, I might put a deadline on it and offer a prize.



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 21:17

obligatory mention of :

 

 

this quietly wobbling bass is immensely dark

 

listened to this album last week after quite a long break, and this track is sooooo lush. great track in a great release


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:50

I would recommend this (complete album)

 

 

Or my signature :P


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 00:28

https://soundcloud.c...hocken/bassjule



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 21:19

Re: OP

 

On Linux l don't think the "go to time cursor" part of a YouTube URL works.

 

But the darkest sound has to be (among others - this is just off the top of my head):

 

- The Alpha Juno Hoover. Not the 2-step jungalistic hoover, that's just naff, hoover isn't meant to be used as a tonal instrument like that. Nor that Happy Hardcore / post-1994 stacked-hoover, that's both a tonal instrument and stacking it just tames it, the only time stacking it ever worked l feel was with Lords of Acid - Let's Get High (1991).

- That T-99 "Anasthasia" sound. I thought it was the "Yamaha SY-99 Choir Hit" but l've also heard it's gotten by sampling Carmina Burana - the chorus of the intro / outro called "O Fortuna". I've also heard it's gotten by manipulating white noise. I've made something similar by mixing a bass sound with an orchestra hit at a different semitone.

- That bass and that theremin off the original Doctor Who soundtrack that you posted, especially if you add a tonne of reverb to that bass sound - mind blowing. I heard that bass sound was actually gotten by whacking a taut rubber band with a hammer - they didn't have the synth tech in those days.

 

Add also:

 

- Casio CZ (CZ 101?) organ, that sort of LFO-ed electric organ used in so many house tunes. I think N-Joi used it in "Malfunction".


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Planetary Assault System - Surface Noise


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 21:31

Misty Conditions - Dank

 


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