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How do I get This Synth Sound? Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 25th December 2010
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How do I get This Synth Sound?

I'm working on a track and want to program a sound similar to the synth sound played in the main riff of Release The Beast that Daft punk sampled in Robot Rock.

Any ideas?
Old 25th December 2010
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Hard sync.
Old 25th December 2010
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Indeed. What gear do you have at your disposal? It'll need 2 oscillators with hardsync, and the pitch of one of them needs to be modulated with an envelope.

A lowly JX3P can already do it, and so can lots of software. It's the first preset on Pro-53.
Old 25th December 2010
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I have an SQ-80 as well as some VSTs, Trilogy, Helix, FM8, and the ones that come with Sonar like z3ta.

So 2 Osc, hard synced, envelope dropping pitch. envelope on the filter?

Anything else more specific?

There seems to also be a LFO doing a little wah effect.

Yoozer, do you have the Pro-53? Do you mind copying the basic parameters?
Old 26th December 2010
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sq-80 has sync...

first turn off dca 1 and 3 by setting their levels to 0 with no mod sources for either.
2nd set osc sync to on in master section

set up env 3 to lv1 64 and t1 to 20 or so. lvl2 64 t2 64 lvl3 64 t3 64 lvl4 64 t4 0 use no tk or ti or tv on env 3.

set osc 1 first mod source to env 3 amount -12.
osc1 waveform tri or saw
and its coarse setting 1 number lower than osc 2's

set osc2 to waveform to saw
dca2 to 60 no mod sources

filter cutoff to roughly 90 res to about 8 and play with the mod envelope t1 time and the mod amount on osc1 the relative coarse and fine controls on the 2 oscs till you have what you want.
Old 26th December 2010
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Thanks for the help. I'm impressed the top-of-the-head approximations, but this sound is not as simple as it seems apparently.
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