October 11, 2022 at 9:03 pm #49928
Hey there, friends!
I’m not entirely sure how to re-create the lead from this track which is clear at the 32 second mark, which sounds a little bit like a buzzing alarm clock:
To me, it sounds like it could be some kind of FM synthesis but I haven’t been able to dial it in quite the same as in the track. Maybe it’s even some kind of filter FM?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!October 20, 2022 at 8:58 am #49999Joe HanleyKeymaster
Are you referring to the constant arpeggiating sound? Or the lead on top of it?October 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm #50039October 26, 2022 at 9:49 am #50063Joe HanleyKeymaster
It could be FM, perhaps modulating the FM amount with a really fast Triangle LFO.
But I managed to get pretty close pretty quickly with the following:
Oscillator: Thin pulse wave
Amp Envelope: Little bit of release so each note trails off a bit
Filter LFO: Set the Filter to LowPass and modulate the Cutoff with a really fast Triangle LFO. And add a decent amount of Res to give the sound more top edge and make the LFO movement more aggressive. Also add a healthy amount of Key Tracking so the higher notes are brighter than the lower notes. Then tweak the Cutoff and LFO Amount until you get a somewhat bright and fairly dramatic amount of filter movement, but make it darker then you think it should be because…
Distortion: Dial in some distortion to make it brighter, angrier and buzzy.
Reverb: A modest amount of small-ish room. Make it sound like it’s in a basement.
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