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Cee Lo Green- SYNTH?! Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 31st December 2010
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Cee Lo Green- SYNTH?!

Any ideas how to get that synth sound that goes throughout his song "Bright Lights Bigger City"? AWESOME sound, any info on how to possibly achieve this in Logic would be really cool.

Thanks!

YouTube - Cee Lo Green 'Bright Lights Bigger City' OFFICIAL VIDEO
Old 1st January 2011
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Sounds like a pretty standard polysynth sound...maybe try out the ES P or ES 2 and check out some different presets - or build your own with some square/saw waves. A mild attack time, but not too slow.
Old 1st January 2011
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I actually came decently close I think...I'll post a clip a bit later. Thank you!
Old 1st January 2011
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Ask Ben, he's on here. I'm sure he'll tell you how he did it.

Last edited by afterjohn; 1st January 2011 at 02:24 AM.. Reason: added info
Old 2nd January 2011
  #5
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Here's a clip of what I came up with...any suggestions?
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Cee Lo Synth!.mp3 (655.4 KB, 793 views)

Old 3rd January 2011
  #6
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Bump.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Sounds really good! Maybe a bit on the bright side if compared to the original.
Is this ES2?

I like this song of Cee. But im not gona buy the CD - This F-word stuff is way to annoying...
Old 3rd January 2011
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Sounds really good! Maybe a bit on the bright side if compared to the original.
Is this ES2?

I like this song of Cee. But im not gona buy the CD - This F-word stuff is way to annoying...
It is actually ESX24!

The album is great, the other songs are nothing like the F U song. Definitely consider it, I recommend it!
Old 3rd January 2011
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That bassline really reminds me of "Billie Jean"!
Old 3rd January 2011
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any chance you can share that patch for ESX24? Or tell us how you got it.
Old 4th January 2011
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Originally Posted by prof_mojo View Post
That bassline really reminds me of "Billie Jean"!
Definitely! And the synth hits are exactly the same as the ones in Billie Jean as well! Both great songs.

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any chance you can share that patch for ESX24? Or tell us how you got it.
Yup! I'll try to post the patch up tomorrow.
Old 4th January 2011
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Originally Posted by jah279 View Post
Definitely! And the synth hits are exactly the same as the ones in Billie Jean as well! Both great songs.
Yeah, that's the first thing that hit me. I do love me some Cee Lo, but the original, well.... heh
Old 4th February 2011
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I really wish I had the ear for figuiring out how synth sounds are built. Just spent like an hour trying to make one using thor in reason and im completely lost. Great tune though, love playing it now i've got a close-ish sound!
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