• April 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm #41918 test
    Marlin Wyllie
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    So as the title says I’m wondering if anyone can help me with a patch or give me advice on how to create a synth that sounds like a handpan, or similarly if anyone can recreate the synth from the song Next Level by Estiva.

    The Next Level patch was made in Sylenth1 (I messaged Estiva and asked him), but honestly I do not have either Sylenth or Serum, But I’m willing to buy either one depending on which plugin someone believes is best to recreate these synth patches in.

    I have linked some youtube videos that demonstrate the sound of these synth patches/melodies.

    Next Level Estiva (Starting at 1:41)

    Veritas handpan F2 Deep Voyager 14

    Deep Fear Phobia (Starting at 0:43)

    Any advice or support would be greatly greatly appreciated. <3

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks ago by Joe Hanley. Reason: Embedded youtube video
    April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am #42121 test
    Joe Hanley
    Keymaster

    Try this:

    Osc 1: Pulse Waveform with medium Pulse Width. Apply some Unison, about 4 voices, enough Detune to smear it, and 0 Width/Spread. And if available, set the Unison voices to start their Phases over on each new note. This may be called “Start”, “Retrig”, or you may see a Phase knob which you can set to 0.

    Amp Envelope: Create the pluck by setting the Sustain to 0, and the Decay and Release to a very fast value.

    Filter: Lowpass, 24 dB slope. If your synth has Drive turn it up to give the sound a bit more oomph. Then turn up the Res a bit to shape the sound. Finally set the Cutoff down to about the midpoint, and modulate it with…

    Filter Envelope: This will be similar to the Amp Envelope shape, a pluck, so set the Sustain to 0, and turn up the Modulation Amount. The Decay and Release should be even faster than the Amp’s, so fast that you don’t really hear the cutoff moving down, but instead get a sharp “tick” at the front of the sound. You may have to play with the Modulation Amount and Decay/Release speeds.

    Osc 2: Noise. Just dial in a little bit of White Noise to add a bit of dirt and wash to the sound. This will be subtle.

    Delay: Pretty Wet, Ping Pong, about 1/8th note Rate/Time. You can mess around with the settings, but you’re going for that left/right bouncing effect.

    Reverb: Modest Wetness, pretty big Size, and if available use the Damp option to remove some of the high end in the reverb.

    April 25, 2021 at 2:51 am #42140 test
    Marlin Wyllie
    Participant

    Thank you so much for getting back to me I will try this, and should I try this with Sylenth or Serum? As I owner neither but have no problem buy either one if it will help me achieve my goal here.

    April 26, 2021 at 9:42 am #42148 test
    Joe Hanley
    Keymaster

    You can make this sound with either. You could also probably make it with one of your DAW’s built-in synths. What DAW are you using?

    April 26, 2021 at 9:55 am #42152 test
    Marlin Wyllie
    Participant

    I am using Ableton live 10 suite.

    April 26, 2021 at 9:56 am #42154 test
    Joe Hanley
    Keymaster

    Try doing it with Analog, followed by one Ableton’s stock delays and reverbs.

    April 26, 2021 at 10:02 am #42156 test
    Marlin Wyllie
    Participant

    I will give it a try and get back to you, thank you very much.

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