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what is that gansta whistle?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lowendgrumble, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. lowendgrumble


    Apr 13, 2003
    Chicago, il
    Help me out if anyone knows where i can get this sound? It most commonly appears on Dr. Dre's "the Chronic" and other death row records. Its that long beach gansta whistle. If anybody knows what im talking about, or a patch name on a common keyboard, or even a cheap keyboard that has this sound.
  2. A Moog perhaps?
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "gangsta whistle"? :scowl: :D
    BTW, you can get that sound on a Trinity keyboard as well.
  4. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002

    Yup, same here, we do alot of rap in our band.
  5. whoa... when i saw the title it reminded me of living in "the decoto" neighborhood south of oakland... the gangs all have thier own whistles, like most gangs have hand signals or whatever. kinda creepy on a quiet night.
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I have 2 cousins that were Crips in LA, and they used to do this birdcall type whistle. In fact, if you find the song "Colors" by Ice T, you can hear it.
  7. That Theremin sounding thing?

    I'd imagine a theremin or an old Moog with a pitch shifter thingy.

    (theremin- think "Good Vibrations")
  8. theremin is it....and you use that thing to make the sound stretch on the keyboard.... some little switch you move up and down flexes the tone.
  9. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Many old style monophonic analog synthesizers have a "glide" feature - it lets the pitch glide from note to note at a user-defined speed. Should be quite possible to achieve on a modern keyboard, at least the more advanced ones. Make sure to tell it to be monophonic, though. That's important if you want that whistling / theremin glide.
  10. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    mp3...wav...? Help a tragically white guy out here. I'm lost.

    Edit: Just saw the Good Vibrations reference...I'm getting closer.
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    you have iTunes?
    Entire Death Row Catalogue :hyper:
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Our keyboard player has that sound on his synthesizer. It drives me nuts when he starts noodling around on that SOB.
  13. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Go to this page:
    and go to the Nebulus pages, scroll down, below the photos there are some sound files. Listen to the "flute sound" (it's a .wav file, slow server connection, don't click it unless you really mean it) - in the middle of that sound file I think you will hear the sound you want. A bit of legato, glide and vibrato on a simple sinewave.
    Isn't this what you are after?
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York

  15. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    It's called "Rapline" on my Yamaha keyboard
  16. +1