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Mornats

I built my own DOOM Array

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I was watching Mick Gordon's video on sound design for the latest DOOM game a while ago.

http://gdcvault.com/play/1024068/-DOOM-Behind-the

Around 17 minutes in he describes the effects array that he built to get the sounds for the soundtrack. So I had a go at making one myself in Reaper.

[attachment=248684:doomarray.PNG]

We have four channels of effects: DOOM 1, DOOM 2, DOOM 3, and Final DOOM.

The audio source is routed into DOOM 1, DOOM 2, DOOM 3 and Final DOOM.

Each of these is routed out to the Amp channel which in turn is routed out to the Comp (compressor) channel. Additionally, DOOM 1 is routed out as a sidechain to compressors on DOOM 2 and DOOM 3.

The Amp channel is intended to create a feedback loop by routing a small amount of its own output back into the Amp channel. I've been genuinely afraid to turn off the feedback loop protection in Reaper so this part hasn't been activated yet.

The Output channel accepts a send from the DOOM 1, DOOM 2, DOOM 3, Final DOOM and Source channels.

All of these sat in a folder under DOOM Array 2 which has Neutron on with an EQ, compressor and limiter.

Here's the effects chain for each channel:

[b]DOOM 1[/b][list]
[*]Rammfire Amp Head
[*]Ferric TDS Saturator
[*]Big Fuzz
[/list]

[b]DOOM 2[/b][list]
[*]Tantra (Lofi and Distortion units activated)
[*]Rammfire Amp Head
[*]Supercharger GT compressor (accepting the sidechain input with heavy saturation)
[*]Neutron (acting as a limiter only)
[/list]

[b]DOOM 3[/b][list]
[*]Replika XT
[*]Supercharger GT (accepting the sidechain)
[*]Supercharger GT (massive saturation)
[*]Neutron (EQ, compressor and exciter)
[*]Spring Reverb
[*]Supercharger GT (fuzz)
[*]Tape Echo
[*]ReaGate (to cut back on the background noise from Replika XT)
[/list]

[b]Amp[/b]
No effects at the moment as this was intended to be the feedback loop.

[b]Comp[/b][list]
[*]Supercharger GT
[/list]

[b]Output[/b][list]
[*]Supercharger GT (set as a sidechain although I've noticed I'm not sending anything to it)
[*]Neutron (EQ and compressor)
[/list]

Here's a soundfile of Alicia's Keys piano playing a low C note through it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8y9rgy6nfb1rif/DOOM%20Array.mp3?dl=0

This is a work in progress and I have several versions of it that I've been tweaking. It's quite fun, makes a lot of noise and throws up weird things sometimes.

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1499599376' post='3332409']...
Here's a soundfile of Alicia's Keys piano playing a low C note through it...
[/quote]

That sounds exactly like my very first all-transistor guitar amp build, back in the late '60s..! I did, eventually, manage to fix it, though; I wish you the same success. :mellow:

...

:D :P

(Incidentally, we have an old D110 rack synth module which has lost all control; we use it (occasionally...) for genuinely random sounds. Sometimes bleeping like Telstar, ramping up and down the frequencies whistling, or imitating a stranded blue whale; we never know, nor can produce twice, what will come out. Useful, sometimes (but not often, I'll admit. More nostalgia value, really...). B)

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1499609199' post='3332464']
I did, eventually, manage to fix it, though; I wish you the same success. :mellow:
[/quote]

:tatice_03:



That old rack synth module sounds interesting! Ever thought of sampling the sounds from it?

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1499715021' post='3333128']...
That old rack synth module sounds interesting! Ever thought of sampling the sounds from it?
[/quote]

A project for a long winter, I suppose; I'll put it on my 'To do' list... B)

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Posted (edited)
Traveling so I haven't yet caught up with this properly, but will do so when I finally come to a standstill. Looks great! :) Edited by Skol303

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