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  • In reply to: Patch Request: Kraftwerk – Europe Endless (Bass)

    April 3, 2020 at 9:59 am #33985
    zaneshawZane Shaw
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    Whoops, song didn’t seem to carry over. Here it is (@1:24):

    zaneshawZane Shaw
    Participant

    Thank you Joe! This has gotten me a lot closer. I’m excited to hear the end result once all the mixing is done – thanks so much for your help.

    zaneshawZane Shaw
    Participant

    Thanks for the response Joe!

    Preface: admittedly, I’ve only gone up to module 8 in Syntorial so far – my computer died on me afterwards & I haven’t been able to get a replacement yet; I’ve been getting synth practice in by using a portable version of Reaper & the local library’s computer.

    I tried both methods of realizing this: having every voice in a single synth & having an instance of the synth for each voice. They appear in this order in the audio file attached below.

    I’m familiar with timbral concepts from doing songwriting, but the issues that arise with synths & production are completely new to me. Turns out the ‘brick’ problem was solved by separating each voice in the sound from each other by a few ms – I’m guessing the transients lining up exactly made it sound one-dimensional. I also added an exciter to both versions (only to the top melody line in the one-synth-for-each-voice version) as I couldn’t get the right brightness otherwise.

    What am I missing animation-wise in the patch? Mine is still so dead & unlively compared to the original track. And even with an exciter, I don’t have that top-end ‘resonance’ that the original has.

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    In reply to: Where to find a private synth programming mentor for hire?

    December 24, 2019 at 1:06 am #31658
    zaneshawZane Shaw
    Participant

    I should clarify too – I am looking for someone stellar! College courses are no substitute whatsoever for such an experience – I feel silly for making it seem like a college curriculum was an adequate comparison. That is not what I am looking for whatsoever!

    I am looking to truly invest years & serious effort into this. My composition mentor has the deepest knowledge of music of anyone that I’ve known (I learned infinitely more in our first hour lesson than in my entire degree program), has studied music for over 60 years with 30 years of teaching under his belt, & comes from the line of Nadia Boulanger’s pupils. The lessons are not cheap as a result, but the education is priceless. If I could find his synth teacher counterpart then all the better.