If you want to add more ‘weight’ and dramatic impact to your breakdowns, use low boom explosion -type of sound effects. They are very easy to create yet effective and if you reverse it, you’ll get a nice ‘uplifter’ effect.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a BOOOM sfx in FL Studio.
First, you need a simple kick drum – basic 909 kick will work just fine. Drop it to the Playlist and assign it to a free mixer track. Go to the Mixer and drop a Fruity Reeverb 2 to the kick drums fx slot. Choose a preset called ‘Large hall’ and set the Predelay to 0ms. Turn Decay to something quite long like 12 seconds:
Drop a Fruity Free Filter to the kick drums fx slot. Choose Low Pass Filter (default) and turn the Q to zero and Cutoff Frequency to around 250-300Hz:
Ok, it’s pretty much ready. Now, make a selection of few bars (just to let the long reverb tail to be played) and listen the end results:[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Boom.mp3]
Nice boom eh?
You can now record it to WAV (CTRL+R) so you can use it in your future projects. Just make a selection long enough so that the reverb tail will be fully recorded.
Here’s an additional tip: If you reverse it, you’ll get a nice uplifter. Reversing is easy. Just drop the recorded sound to the Playlist, double click it to open the Channel Settings and turn on the Reverse under the ‘Precomputed effects’:
This is how it’ll sound (I just shortened it few bars as the reverb tail is quite long):[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Boom-Reversed.mp3]
That’s about it.
Check the video:
Enjoy making your own boom effects! 🙂