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Soft Synth - Herbie Hancock chameleon
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Soft Synth - Herbie Hancock chameleon

What's a good soft synth for getting close to the Chameleon bass sound?

I own kontakt ultimate... Trillian... What else would get me there? Thinking about the new line from IK Multimedia as one of the instruments sampled is the 2600

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Massive can do a pretty good job (I assume you mean Komplete Ultimate, not Kontakt). Add a sine shaper in to the insert slot after the filter (you only need one in series), with the filter on Acid, and something like the Brauner tube on the output FX. Job done, more or less.
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It's an Arp, probably with a Moog clone filter.
So.... Diva?

Or any softsynth that can imitate standard subtractive synthesis with a 24db LPF.
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Massive can do a pretty good job (I assume you mean Komplete Ultimate, not Kontakt). Add a sine shaper in to the insert slot after the filter (you only need one in series), with the filter on Acid, and something like the Brauner tube on the output FX. Job done, more or less.
Ugh yes that is what I meant.. And thx!
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It's an Arp, probably with a Moog clone filter.
So.... Diva?

Or any softsynth that can imitate standard subtractive synthesis with a 24db LPF.
Thx!
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Here's one I made earlier in Massive.

I didn't match against the recording but from memory. But it sounded more or less in the ballpark.
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It's an Arp, probably with a Moog clone filter.
So.... Diva?

Or any softsynth that can imitate standard subtractive synthesis with a 24db LPF.
So synth plus something like this??

https://www.arturia.com/products/minifilter-v

I'm sooooooooooooo out of my element with regard to synth sounds...

Will any of the Waves' soft synths do this sort of thing? They're having crazy sales
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Here's one I made earlier in Massive.

I didn't match against the recording but from memory. But it sounded more or less in the ballpark.
Dude! You're a prince.... Thank you

I guess I have lots of stuff in my toolbox already for this sort of work! Does monark do this sort of family of sound too?

I have the soundtoys bundle and that has synth type filters baked in that I've never used...

FilterFreak - Soundtoys

Back in the day I had a korg trinity that did the mono synth thing really well... I just never gravitated to that synth thing. Always more of a b3, wurli, Rhodes and clav guy


Thx again!
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I guess I have lots of stuff in my toolbox already for this sort of work! Does monark do this sort of family of sound too?
That family of sounds? Very much so. I haven't tried this sound specifically in Monark but, as Chrisso wrote, it's a Moog-style filter on the Chameleon bass (before ARP was forced to change the filter on the Odyssey). So it should do the job nicely.
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Yep, Monark no doubt.
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Thx again guys. THIS is the reason I love GS!!
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It's an Arp, probably with a Moog clone filter.
The original track? Any reason to believe it's not a bog-stock ARP Odyssey Mk I with the standard ARP 2-pole filter?
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Not really.
Just the age of the recording, and the sound, plus I had an early 2600 with a Moog copy filter and it sounded exactly the same.
It doesn't really matter in the context of the thread.
You want a resonant LPF - that's the answer.
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Thx!

I've been throwing soundtoys freq filters on the above Massive patch... Awesome sauce

I also purchased the ik multimedia 2600 vi and it's quite good for people like me who need a sound but are mentally reeetawded.. I really like what ik did with this... Especially the fx rack
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