#1
To the Mods: I'm sorry if this post is meant to be placed somewhere else, let me know and I'll move it ASAP

As the title says, I'm looking to create dark, ominous sounds-capes, like the kind you feel on stormy nights and 'nights of evil', and while observing urban squalor. I'm not looking to do this in a metal context; more of a gloomy post-punk, desert-rock and dark folk environment.

Influences for this would be from 'Murder Ballads' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Humbug' by the Arctic Monkeys and the blues of Robert Johnson and Skip James. With the eventual aim of a punk-oriented sound.

Therefore, what kind of effects would you suggest to create such sounds? I will be creating them through Reaper, so I have no budget, since I'll downloading patches for this as well as having a friend helping me out with production.

I know experimenting is a brilliant tool in itself, but I admit to not knowing much about effect usage for different environments, just basic plug-and-play.

Anything you guys/girls can offer in terms of help will be highly appreciated.

Cheers!
#3
Are you talking about pedals of plugins?

For plugins, best to move to the Recording forum, they'll have more info.
#4
I don't think this is a question that can be answered. I mean, ominous sounds can be made with practically anything, using practically any plugin.

I use time-warping, reversing of samples and cutting them up quite a lot.
As well as traditional plugins (sometimes used extremely) such as eq's, reverbs, delays, filters, etc etc

I also am a fan of mic'ing shit up and using those sounds as samples to base the sounds off.

Than I just start to build up layers of sounds.

Composition, use of dissonance, chromaticism and other such things are important.

RIP Gooze

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#5
Quote by lucky1978
What you need is a new amp


Can't afford one right now, so I use a Zoom G5.

To the other reply, yes, plugins for now, but in a jam/live situation, I'll need the effects. Besides, I'm using whatever information I gather here as basic starting points, rather than an end-all solution. Sort of like a guide.