asked Jan 29 '19 at 17:51 by wardbones (21)

On Logic Pro, there was a "Transistor Radio Piano". I have tried to recreate this in Bitwig but mine are never all that good. I'm sure it's just eq and envelope but it seems beyond me. Any producers out there or support staff that could lay that out for me?

Thank you in advance.


You could try convolution:


answered Jan 29 '19 at 23:32 by sticklebrick (480)

Thank you. I looked into it and it is helpful info.

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 00:19) wardbones

well... I've tryed but without the original effect you want to achieve I cannot be of much help... well... like if I had all the details actually I might have been... :-D By the way... I try to share a Chain... It's so simple I feel stupid to post it... but... in any case... My idea is to chain:

  • an amp
  • an enhancing eq
  • an ambient reverb

Bitwig has an Amp simulator.... which has several processing steps inside its own chain: an input channel with distortion and eq, a folder, a cabinet with eq, a compressor.. It also already has a preset called megaphone... perfect! I've tweaked it a bit to my taste I've then added an eq... I've choosed a 5 bands just to have more flexibility if needed.... Actually might be that 2 bands are enough just to overly compress to a very narrow frequency band... Remember that you can choose the poles and the bell for each band. Then a small room effect, just to make it sound like in a small square... for fun... I hope this can be of any help... Please upvote in case... Fabrizio

PS. Looks like I cannot attach the preset to this... I've shoot an image to the chain... It doesn't show the pre and post chain of the amp (distortion and compressor) but it's just an idea: you have to tweak it to your taste... By the way I can send you the preset as attachment to an e-mail... Just let me know.

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answered Jan 30 '19 at 01:26 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

edited Jan 30 '19 at 01:37

I've almost got it, now. I found that just using the Filter and cutting off the top and bottom frequencies made part of the sound I wanted, then I duplicated the piano track without the filter and mixed that under the tinny filtered one. This is pretty close to what I was looking for. I'm stuck at Starbucks but will give this a try later on and upvote. Thanks for the detailed reply.

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 02:59) wardbones

answered Jan 30 '19 at 05:37 by wardbones (21)


Ok Ward, nice character piano! Thanks! Fabrizio

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 06:01) fsciarra62

I forgot to suggest you a thing... If you make a "chain" of effects to obtain this sound, you may create a Chain device, put all the effects with their setup, save the Chain in your library with a "Fantastic Name"® and you might, believe it, backup on a pendrive! Ok Ok... to much emphasis... I had the "fanboy mode" on... :-D

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 06:06) fsciarra62

I'll try making a chain device for this. I've been looking for a way to save my own "instruments" which are really tweaks on existant ones. Thank you.

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 09:05) wardbones

Just in case you didn't find it, a right-click on the device name bar shows you a context menu with "Save Preset to library". :-P

  — (Jan 30 '19 at 12:08) fsciarra62

Might you submit a wav file with that sound? possibly alone ? I don’t have logic, sooooooo...


answered Jan 29 '19 at 18:26 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

I'm not on the Mac any more so I don't have access. I thought it would explain itself in the name. A piano that sounds a little thin but this one was quite rich AND tinny.

I'm working with Bitwig's "Filter" and having some luck. Just think of the captain and crew voices in Yellow Submarine.

Thank you for your response, Ward


answered Jan 29 '19 at 18:49 by wardbones (21)

I thought this would just be a standard trick. I guess I just will have to keep playing with Filter and the EQ. Thanks for reading. If anybody knows a great setting to do this or a VST plugin or something, please post.


answered Jan 30 '19 at 00:22 by wardbones (21)

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