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    Generic sparkle/twinkle sound. What can I use to achieve this?

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    You hear them all the time in old school R&B songs. An example is at the beginning of Dayz Of Our Lives by Bone Thugs N Harmony (can't post links here yet or I'd link it).

    Anyone know a good method or VST to achieve this?

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    for the bell like sound use 3 sine/triangle waves then set each oscilattor pitch to be 2 octaves above each other eg : 24,0,-24. then just adjust your adsr to get the right amount of decay and release.
    to get the sparkly effect just go up a higher octave then draw in the notes going down the scale really quick, similar to rubbing your hands across keyboard keys

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    it actually sounds like mark chimes, which are hard to emulate in a vst or sample set as everything comes down to how you set them off and then dampen them later.

    A good compromise is to use one of the various sample sets and add some high tight fm bell sounds playing down a scale like so 167564534231 ec... with a sustain pedal letting each of the upper notes hold through to the end....
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    Yes. This is awesome. I'll be honest... a little above my head but at least I can google individual pieces of info you guys gave and go from there. Thanks so much rayzer and bandcoach. I'll mess with the Osc right now and see if I can pull it off. I always have trouble getting those things to make the sounds I want. Thanks again.

    ---------- Post added 01-21-2013 at 06:57 PM ---------- Previous post was 01-18-2013 at 10:55 PM ----------

    I achieved something close. The only regret is that I really don't understand the 3x Osc to a level where I can understand why it worked. But it worked. Thanks for walking me through it, guys!

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    post your patch of your final 3xosc setup and maybe one of us can explain it to you.......
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    This is going to be quite disconcerting but I am not quite sure what you mean by "post your patch." Is there some way I can export the settings or some summary that will show you what I have achieved? I'm using FL Studio.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Take a screen shot of the final settings on 3xOSC and post it......
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Here is the screenshot. There is a shot from each of the panels included.

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    in the 3rd section you see the volume envelope, move the ATTack and HOLD all the way to the left then play with the DECay SUStain and RELease to make it a short plucked or long bell kinda sound.
    also play with the FINEtune and SD stereo detune in the first section to give it a fatter or wider sound if you wish.
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