• August 15, 2019 at 11:08 am #28865

    Im searching for help nailing these two synths. First one @ 1:13 and the second which is the bright synth that blends in shortly after the first.

    August 27, 2019 at 9:11 am #29015
    joehanleyJoe Hanley

    Cool patch. I think the two patches are the same, with maybe just a tweak of a difference. Try something like this:


    Oscillator: Sine wave

    Filter: Low Pass 24 dB. Full Drive, which will give it some girth, and bring out some upper harmonics. Then use the Cutoff to round it down a bit. Decent amount of Res to narrow the shape. And enable Key Tracking so that the lower notes of the big chords aren’t brighter than the higher notes, otherwise they’ll overtake them.

    Pitch Envelope: Route this to the Oscillator’s pitch. Set the Sustain to zero, and give it a really quick Decay (around 250 ms). Then set a NEGATIVE envelope amount that’s low enough to create about an octave’s worth of movement. The negative amount means that the Attack stage, which is at a default of 0, will start the sound down one octave, and the quick decay will then bring it back up to the original pitch, giving you an upward octave sweep every time you play a new note.

    Amp Envelope: Bring the Sustain down a bit and set a medium Decay, about 1 second. Then set the overall volume of the synth so that the sound is too loud and causes a bit of clipping at the very beginning. This will give you that random crackle at the beginning of each note. These are big chords so you’ll want to do this while playing big chords to get the volume just right. Also give it a long Amp Release.

    Voices: The number of voices should match the number of notes in the chord. I think it’s 6. This way, you’ll play a 6 note chord, and then when you play the next 6 note chord, it will cut off the previous one.

    LFO: Make a subtle tremolo but routing it volume, with a Triangle wave. 1/4 note speed. Set the Amount to taste.


    I think it’s the same, but played higher. And it’s a smaller chord, maybe 3 notes. You may have to tweak the Cutoff a bit.

    September 6, 2019 at 12:20 pm #29120

    Hi..pretty straightforward and the custom envelope generators have helped me get most sounds.
    While it’s great if I want to sculpt / program the sound lately I’ve been seeking for more of a sample/preset based approach. Like play around with presets, hear a killer sound that almost immediately inspires a song – love it when that happens.

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