The Nintendo coin drop (as we like to call it) is an iconic gaming sound. Recently, these type of classic, arcade-ish sounds have become a cool way to spice up your electronic productions. Go on YouTube and search the phrase Nintendo remix – you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Take a listen to what it will sound like when we’re finished:
Lets jump right into Massive and get started.
Step 1 – Set up your Oscillator.
We’ll only be using Osc 1.
Raise the Pitch up an octave (+12.00). Set your Intensity to half way and turn your amp all of the way up.
Step 2 – Set up Envelope 4.
We want a quick Attack, quick Release, and moderate Decay. Replicate the settings from the image above.
Step 3 – Set up and route LFO 5 to Osc 1.
Set your LFO to a Square wave and turn the Rate to 12 o’clock.
Route this LFO to Osc 1 and raise it up 7 semitones (+7.00).
Step 4 – Set up and route Performer 6 to Osc 1.
Set up Performer 6 so it creates a Square waveform over the first 2 steps.
Set your Ratio to 1/16th.
Route Performer 6 to the Pitch of Osc 1. Lower the Pitch 5 semitones (-5.00).
Here’s what our coin drop should sound like after we’re finished:
Incorporating quirky sounds can give your productions a big boost of character – especially when everybody can recognize and relate to those sounds.
There are many ways you could take this coin drop further! Try throwing on a Phaser and Stereo Delay to create a trippy effect. Reversing a few bits is sure to yield some interesting results as well.
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