Robot Rock!

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Dombleton
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Robot Rock!

Post by Dombleton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:54 am

Could anyone give me some advice on how to achieve the synth sound on Daft Punks "Robot Rock" (aka "Release the Beast" by Breakwater).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBbasXXtrXw

I'm planning on a live version as just a short filler in a concert but cant find the right sound.

Thankyou

Dombleton
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Re: Robot Rock!

Post by Dombleton » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:54 pm

Apparently its "an oscillator sync patch on an analog synthesizer".

Anyone???

OvertoneZero
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Re: Robot Rock!

Post by OvertoneZero » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:02 pm

I was hoping that this thread was concerning robots rocking

oh well

Aequitas123
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Re: Robot Rock!

Post by Aequitas123 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:23 pm

i think if you spent some serious time with Operator you could probably find this tone. Obviously several layers at least one has a long attack on the filter.

UKRuss
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Re: Robot Rock!

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:47 pm

Try Analog with the F6 formant filter, get the envelope right on the filter, add some vibrato, a bit of overdrive, should get pretty close.

Dombleton
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Re: Robot Rock!

Post by Dombleton » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:38 pm

Cheers guys.

Its my first time really trying to recreate a synth sound and its tough.

I've got a good long attack going on and the vibrato kicks in slightly after the note plays, but its starting to sound like a cheap midi saxophone!

I'm using analog but I dont know what you meant by the F6 Formant filter?


Thanks for your help, please keep it coming!!!

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