• March 12, 2022 at 4:58 pm #47365
    Synth TalkSynthTalk
    Participant

    Hey y’all,

    I’m trying to create the retro-sounding synth line that starts at 1:00.

    I’ve spent a couple hours trying to recreate it and I feel like I’m close but I’m missing some X factor to really nail this sound.

    See attached my attempts on both Serum and Massive: https://we.tl/t-6ozG85sS3T. Ignore the file names themselves. I think my Serum attempt is closer but they’re both missing something.

    What am I missing here? First, I think that there isn’t another oscillator an octave down so I will likely remove that, but then, when the oscillator is by itself, I’m missing something to get that analog-ish sound.

    Anyways, would welcome any comments!

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    March 23, 2022 at 1:40 pm #47464
    Joe HanleyJoe Hanley
    Keymaster

    I’d say your Serum preset is almost spot-on. Here are a few tweaks to try:

    Turn UP the lower oscillator.

    Bring up the resonance on the filter to make it a bit sharper.

    Increase the distortion a bit to get a little more bite.

    Add wide 2-voice unison to both oscillators with just enough detune to make the sound go wide, but not really create any noticeable smearing or pulsating.

    March 26, 2022 at 3:27 pm #47490
    Synth TalkSynthTalk
    Participant

    That did it! thank you!

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