I hear it done on all the time on records, seemingly with the same oscillator, but I’m confused on how that can be.
What do people do? Do they record each note separately so they can get the desired dynamic level for each voice in the chord? Do they have multiple instances of the synth running, with only one voice being played in each? Or is there some other trick I don’t know about?
I use Serum and Ableton primarily, if that helps to know.
Hi Zane, I’m not an expert but maybe there is a way to automatically randomize the chords or notes individually, can you post a link of a song on YouTube so we can hear the type of sound you want to create, you can post the link directly.
It sounds like you’re referring to velocity modulation, which modulates various destinations (most commonly, volume) according to how hard you hit a key. So if you’re playing a 3 note chord, each finger wouldn’t likely play each note with the exact same impact, so some would be softer than others. And in Ableton (and any other DAW) you an also go into the piano roll and manually set the velocity of each individual note to further dial in variance between voices.
In Serum, it’s the “VELO” section underneath the filter. Drag that to the Oscillator Level knob (or any other destination for that matter)