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Organic/realistic/ambient sounding but still energetic leads

Postby _Agu_ » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:29 am

xGannon wrote:To the OP anyway, any luck on making these sounds?
I've been making similiar stuff but in more of a dark, haunting vibe, like I said due to the scales in the melody


Not really, only digital sounding cold stuff:

https://soundcloud.com/randomshit1234-1/leads
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Postby Samuel_L_Damnson » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30 am

If you want to make it sound more "analog" if u have a couple of guitar pedals lying about or maybe an amp, why not run it through the pedal or and amp (not really high settings or it will distort, unless u want that) then have that in parallel with the original. like just mix a bit of the amped sound with the digital sound. could give it a more rounded tone?
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Postby _Agu_ » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:18 pm

Samuel_L_Damnson wrote:If you want to make it sound more "analog" if u have a couple of guitar pedals lying about or maybe an amp, why not run it through the pedal or and amp (not really high settings or it will distort, unless u want that) then have that in parallel with the original. like just mix a bit of the amped sound with the digital sound. could give it a more rounded tone?


Don't have one :´(

EDIT: Except for software ones in Logic.
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Postby Samuel_L_Damnson » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:05 am

U could try that they arent bad!
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Postby _Agu_ » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Samuel_L_Damnson wrote:U could try that they arent bad!


True dat, I use them all the time when I'm trying to make guitar-like synths. I did some edits and processing + tried to balance things out a bit, but I think that all the chopping work I did made it sound even less analog. Anyways, here's where I'm at now:

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Postby Samuel_L_Damnson » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:14 am

I dunno maybe u need to roll off a bit of ur high end past 16-17k I find that there's a lot of high end material in those leads. The other thing is though why do u need it to sound more analog? Surely the supersaw cuts through easier if you leave it?
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Postby Ascenic » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:07 pm

It's definitely the notes you play that matter. This is a really simple patch I made in like 10 seconds in Serum, just some detuned squares and saws with lots of chorus and stuff like that. But because I'm playing 9,000 Miles' notes, it sounds cool.
https://clyp.it/nafk4buu

If anyone cares I'll upload the Serum patch but it really is simple. Heavily detuned square with like 10 voices, and detuned saws playing an octave above.
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Postby _Agu_ » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:08 pm

Ascenic wrote:It's definitely the notes you play that matter. This is a really simple patch I made in like 10 seconds in Serum, just some detuned squares and saws with lots of chorus and stuff like that. But because I'm playing 9,000 Miles' notes, it sounds cool.
https://clyp.it/nafk4buu

If anyone cares I'll upload the Serum patch but it really is simple. Heavily detuned square with like 10 voices, and detuned saws playing an octave above.


Sounds really nice, but there's still that "flute-y" quality missing. Like if you listen from 4:02 onwards (where drums aren't playing), it literally sounds like some distorted flute sound, rather than a synth lead.
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