Grime Lead/Synth

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Grime Lead/Synth

Post by d0n0ne » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 am

Yes Peeps..

I know I might be in the wrong place with this being Dubstepforum n'all but I've been struggling on how to make this sound for a while now and I thought I'd see if anyone had any ideas here of how to make it.. - The sound I am after is at 0.23 seconds..

This is a classic sound and so many different variations of it have been used in so many tunes. I can't get my head around it..

I think it's 2 square (maybe saw) waves detuned slightly against eachother, maybe with a 3rd square osc added pitched up 19 semitones (2rd harmonic) for added harmonics. It sounds like there is a slight low pass filter on there too automated for movement.

I understand there is probably a lot more to this sound, like chorus and reverb but I was just interested to see if anyone had any ideas on how to make the general sound?

Any one??


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Re: Grime Lead/Synth

Post by sine143 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:06 am

you seem pretty close

3 oscs of sin/square in massive (1 neg 12, other 2 detuned about 12 cents off 0), with the low one more sine than square and the detuned ones almost fully square(but a lil sine) a modulated bandreject, an enveloped lopass, some noise, an almost fully wet reverb and some drive/saturation in massive seems to get kind of close.

that being said, it has a very *interesting* reverb on it... so thats the final bit that I cant get lol :roll:
the 2nd harmonic is actually at Plus 12 semitones. 19 is the third harmonic (odd harmonic).

when you are dealing with saws/squares (not sines) they naturally already have these harmonics. you would just be emphasising ALL the odd harmonics by adding a square at 19.

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Re: Grime Lead/Synth

Post by d0n0ne » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:45 am

It's defo something along those lines, think you're right about mixture of sine and square wave, saw'd prob have far too many harmonics..

Yeh I was having trouble with the reverb too.. Sounds like a send with a filter being automated after it.. Either way it's a bad sound, still can't master it tho..

Isn't 19 semitones the 2nd harmonic btw? An octave above would be the first following the fundimental wouldn't it?

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Re: Grime Lead/Synth

Post by ehbes » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:31 pm

If you're using reason just go into maelstrom and have two 16*squares at different octaves
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