So, in my never ending quest to be Noisia, I've gotten a bit closer with an interesting direction, today: Bass resampling via Harmor. Warning: This hasn't made resampling any less of an annoying process, but it has made it more interesting.
Test Tracks get:
So what's going on here? The bass noises and various FX (not the droney things) were patches made with Massive and Sytrus that were then loaded into Harmor as analyzed audio files (all of them). Once in Harmor, messed around with the unison settings (Hz mode yields unique results) as well as the synthesis settings like formant and gain scale. Other stuff too like distortion and the prism. The bass bits were then played out and recorded with Edison to go right back into Harmor for another round. Rinse and repeat until sounds cool.
Even the tingly metal bits were actually resampled through Harmor.
If you're going to try this yourself there are some things to note. If you want to hear the actually un modified audio in Harmor when you drop it in, you need to set some of the advanced controls. Go to the ADV page and set the denoise to zero, resynthesis to high precision, and precision to perfect.
The wonderful thing about doing the resampling with Harmor is that Harmor's out puts are not determined by processing audio, but by programming the harmonics and partials and other additive synthesis terms. This makes things like the unison and prism settings extremely interesting as well as the resynthesis options like formant shifting and gain scale.