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Snipe Young on Building “Shock Your Body”

December 14,2012

[This just in from Dr. Snipe Young, decorated PreSonus Artist/producer/songwriter/engineer/bad-ass. He just wrapped his most recent track, "Shock Your Body," in Studio One, linked below for you to hear.  The good doctor was kind enough to share a bit about the anatomy of the track, and what makes it tick.]

Hey PreSonus—Let’s dig in shall we?!?! On this particular record I was going for a funk/retro/groovy groove—if that is a sound.

So here goes… I played the main groove live on my Open labs Miko, which has a FireBox 4×4 installed in it. From there I tracked it through a very old, yet warm vintage 24-channel mixer. I then sampled this recording, chopped a nice feeling groove and placed it on the Studio One timeline.

The groove is the backbone of the record, so I built around that with kicks and snares I created to give it a subtle punch and snatch. I then used the groove quantize to lock my bass from Trilian and the drums—It’s still a remarkable feature to me!

My next addition would be to play some guitar licks which were brought alive by the TriComp and Pro EQ. I also added an instance of Beat Delay and set it to echo on the 8th notes, which gives it a small stadium feeling and allows it to lay inside the mix better. Lastly, I just sprinkled on a few chords from a Komplete 8 Ultimate Vintage Rhodes organ, and Philharmonik strings and the pieces to the puzzle all tie together in the end to make a vintage-sounding montage.

We had fun creating this with Studio One Pro 2.5—a tool that a Pro uses!

 

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