steevio wrote: loopdon wrote: steevio wrote:
NoAffiliation wrote:that's cool about the additional tuning. that modular unit for $99 looks great as well. i thought the reason the 808 didn't have the tuning is because it underpins G# 51.4hz no matter what you do to the tone..
thats the 909, the 808 is around 57 Hz i think.
I spoke to Gur at Tiptop, and the bd909 will have a pitch control when it comes out YAY !!!
he also sent details of how to add a potentiometer to the bd808 for tuning the pitch, simple soldering job.
The 808 kick is around G1, mate. Wasn't exactly sure, so i checked it.
Samples, that is. As i am pretty much digital, the "PITCH TAILS" are pretty much irrelevant.
I can always add a different tail, anyhow.
i got the 57Hz info from a guy with a real 808, but i cant confirm it myself.
Hehe! Dunno how relevant this is, I like geeky stuff though. I have analysed the 808 kick before too. It's G in my book, at least on the tail end, if you want to check it with a sine bass note while listening to it that's the nearest note that sounds the same with it to my ears. FFT analysis gives me a highest peaking frequency of 43.1hz ( slightly flat of an F note ) but I'm not sure what the reading comes from with that, because if it's just reading the highest peaking frequency, it's not taking the lower decay into account. Incidently, my readings are taking off a raw 808 kick sample with no additional processing, there are some samples out there like the Goldbaby stuff where they have gone through tape, I'm not sure whether this type of distortion has an effect on pitch detection software or not though.
Wavelab says the pitch is 48.8hz - which is pretty much a G note. If you played an Ab followed by an F just below it and then a G in the octave below quite quickly over the duration of the decay of the kick, it sounds very harmonious. So to me, it's natural sound lies tied up in there somewhere. Wavelab isn't that great for pitch detection, you could divide the sample up into 40ms segments and get a different reading as you moved along the duration of the sample, much better to use your ears with this kinda thing IMO.
The natural tone harmonizes with the Fm scale and similar derivatives.