• June 2, 2022 at 12:23 pm #48189
    emilio palazzoloemilio palazzolo
    Participant

    Hello!

    I’m trying to recreate the ARP sound that goes across almost the whole song. I’m not sure if it’s sync, FM or if i need more external effects. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance!

    June 10, 2022 at 12:05 pm #48288
    Joe HanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    The FM/sync tone may just be two Pulse Waves set at just the right width. I tinkered around with this one (awesome track by the way). Try this:

    Oscillator: Two oscillators, one octave apart. Both set to Pulse Waves, with a Pulse Width pretty close to square, but not quite all the way square. And then pan one a fair amount left, and the other a fair amount right to get that width. And then bring down the higher oscillator a little bit.

    Filter: 24 dB Lowpass. A bit of Res to make it stick out. And then bring the Cutoff down to around Noon, which will then be modulated by…

    Filter Envelope: 0 Sustain, quick Decay and Release around 110 ms. Enough Modulation amount to create a nice bright attack transient.

    Amp Envelope: Same settings as Filter Envelope but make the Decay and Release a bit longer, around 170 ms so you can hear the Filter Envelope’s full shape.

    Reverb: Small-medium Size, and cut out most of the Reverb’s highs so it’s just a nice warm round ambience. Full Width to help with the wide sound.

    Pulse Width: Go back and keep tweaking the Pulse Width until the tone sounds right.

    June 15, 2022 at 12:34 am #48320
    emilio palazzoloemilio palazzolo
    Participant

    Hello! Thank you a lot for the advice! I tried this settings with Pigments, and after spending a decent amount of time tweaking the pulse width of the oscillators i’m still missing a “metallic” vibe that the original has. Could it be something else?

    And yes, great track. Both Breakbot and Oliver are some of my favourite artists.

    June 24, 2022 at 8:43 am #48413
    Joe HanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    It could also be a very short reverb. I find sometimes when a synth clangs around in a short reverb it creates a metallic timbre.

    June 27, 2022 at 1:32 pm #48449
    emilio palazzoloemilio palazzolo
    Participant

    Thank you! I will try that!

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