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  • In reply to: Help recreating techno lead

    September 2, 2020 at 4:16 pm #37185
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    At the same time, if the same settings in different synths gave the exact same sound, there wouldn’t be much point in having different synths! 😛

    Yeah, I guess you’re right about that haha. I tried tinkering with the settings you had in serum but still can’t get this synth right. Its annoying I can’t get it right.

    In reply to: Help recreating techno lead

    September 2, 2020 at 4:15 pm #37183
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    In reply to: Help recreating techno lead

    August 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm #37140
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    I have the cutoff set at around 60 Hz. I tried recreating my Sylenth patch in Serum but also can’t get it to sound the same. I think it has to do with the Distortion effect – I’m not sure what setting gives the same sound that Sylenth/Primer gives. I’ve attached an audio file of my Sylenth patch below, for reference. Let me know if it sounds close enough to what you’re looking for. If so I’ll keep trying to reproduce this sound in Serum.

    Yes! This sounds pretty much identical! It so strange how the exact same settings in two different synths gives you different results??

    In reply to: Help recreating techno lead

    August 31, 2020 at 4:28 pm #37131
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    Hi,

    I’m not the Keymaster himself but I gave recreating this patch a try with Sylenth1. I focused on the section of the song between 2:18 and 3:19. Here’s what I did:

    Osc 1: Medium Pulse

    Sub Osc: Square Wave

    Amp Env: Instant/very short release. As long as you play the notes short it shouldn’t muddy the track.

    Filter: Low pass, 24 dB, cutoff is quite low.

    Filter Env: Very short decay and release. Envelope amount is around 10 o’clock in Primer. Crank up the resonance knob a bit, too.

    Unison: 6 voices, very heavy detune. Spread is very wide.

    Distortion: Overdrive (the same distortion style Syntorial uses, IIRC), crank it up pretty high to get that grungy sound, but not so high that the sound becomes nasty.

    Reverb: Large room, quite wet.

    The section of the song I focused on had a lot going on with the cutoff and the resonance. Both changed a lot but didn’t seem to change together, so my guess is that the Mod Wheel controls resonance and the Velocity controls cutoff.

    Velocity: Cutoff. I found that if you set the cutoff too low, the notes start to sound out of tune.

    Mod Wheel: Resonance. Don’t be afraid to really crank it high for those notes with the huge filter envelope decay. Be warned that on notes with lower cutoff, it doesn’t sound as nice.

    My patch doesn’t sound perfect compared to the song, but I’ve attached the file below. In particular, the resonant notes seem to have fewer highs so the Velocity destination might be the Filter Envelope instead (not available in Sylenth).

    I’m sure Joe can iron out the kinks in this though 😛

    I appreciate your write up. I couldn’t upload your patch unfortunately because I’m using Serum. I don’t think I’m following your instructions right because I’m not getting it to sound too similar to the song.

    For the filter, when you say the cut-off is low at what Hz are you setting the cutoff?

    In reply to: Help with making this synth sound

    May 2, 2020 at 3:18 pm #34938
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    Try this:

    Oscillator

    – 1: Pulse wave. Set pulse width to a little less than full Square.

    – 2: Sine wave. Mix a bit in just to fatten up the pulse wave sound.

    – 3: Pulse wave. Full square, once octave below. This should be quite than Osc 1, but loud enough to get some of that low growl in there.

    Unison: 4 voices, a little width, pretty heavy detune.

    Filter: Lowpass, 24 dB. Bring Cutoff down about halfway to get a pretty round sound. Then modulate it with…

    LFO: Fast saw wave. This will create a repeating-note effect while also creating a quick decaying filter shape. Play around with the LFO Amount and Filter Cutoff until you get the right sound.

    Thanks Joe. I’m on serum so I only have the two main oscillators, for the third one you listed would it work the same if I used the sub oscillator?

    In reply to: Help recreating this pad

    January 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm #32034
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    After the cymbal swell, I hear two things:

    1. White noise. That’s the big bright “shhh” on the top of the pad. Bit of low pass filtering. Make it wide, maybe with a Chorus effect.

    2. Mixed in with that, it sounds like a fluttery choir or vocal sample. Again, make it big and wide (if it’s a choir sample, it may be already). Try applying an LFO modulating the volume to make it flutter.

    I’d start with those two layers.

    Thank you Joe, I’ll give this a try!

    In reply to: Help recreating this pad

    January 9, 2020 at 11:08 pm #31996
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    There’s a lot of layers in this track. Are you referring to the big washy sound that starts right at the beginning?

    Hi Joe,

    No, I’m pretty sure that sound right at the start is a reverse cymbal. What I had in mind was the pad in the high end that starts immediately after.

    Thank you!

    In reply to: Patch Request: Pad in track by Arael

    September 12, 2019 at 11:52 am #29208
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    Try this:

    Oscillators

    – Osc 1: Medium Pulse Wave, Unison with several voices, but mild Detune, and spread out a bit

    – Osc 2: Same as Osc 1, but pitched up 1 octave, and turn the volume up so these higher notes ring out more than the lower ones

    – Noise: White. Pitch it up or High pass it a bit if you can, so it’s not so bottom heavy.

    Filter 1: Formant filter. This will create the vocal shape. Experiment with the Cutoff, maybe the Res as well, until you get the sound you’re looking for

    Amp Envelope: Medium Attack to swell in, and a long release

    Distortion: A bit of tube distortion to make it a little dirty

    Filter 2: 24 dB Low Pass. Take the Cutoff down to round off the top, but not too far. Boost the Res a lot to make that cutoff peak out and almost self-oscillate

    Reverb: Hall, and pretty wet, like 50/50 Mix.

    Thanks Joe! Hoping to get to your level of skill one day 😀

    In reply to: Patch Request: Pad in track by Arael

    August 26, 2019 at 10:09 pm #29011
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    It starts at 6 seconds. Best way I can describe it is that it sounds like a vocally pad, not to be confused with the vocal chops that come in at around the same time.