Here's how to add 808 glides or slides to your awesome beats!
1. Open the studio > Add New Track > Play software instruments.
2. Select Bass & 808s > 808 (with glide) > choose your preferred 808 sound.
The 808 Glide synth has its own unique settings that you can play with:
- The Glide knob controls how long it takes for the glide to reach the next note. If the knob is further to the left, the glide time is shorter. If it's further to the right, the glide time is longer, but if it’s all the way to the right, the glide will be nonexistent.
- The Saturation knob distorts your sound by adding harmonics, making the 808 sound more aggressive and cut through your mix better. It also makes the 808 sound more apparent on small speakers.
- Attack knob: How hard your 808 will initially hit when played (ex. a shorter attack means a harder hitting 808).
Release knob: How long the 808 sound will last after the key has been released (ex. a shorter release means a shorter sounding 808).
Check out how to use the 808 glide below:
- Using the 808 (with glide), open the piano roll.
- Add two notes and overlap them with each other. Overlapping the notes will tell the 808 to glide from the first note to the second note. In this case, we want to glide from C to A.
- Hit play! If you think the glide could be better, try adjusting the glide settings.
Here's a demo on how your 808s could sound like!