total novice to operator

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leighbeynon
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total novice to operator

Post by leighbeynon » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:31 pm

so im sure this is all possible without samples or vst

i want to create various blips and bleeps to add riffs or arps to my music, the kind of thing
that adds a little groove to a house track,

also some nice synth chords, all of the vst i have are large impressive soundscapes, i just want something simple i can create some chords with,

tried to find some tutorials for this on youtube but didnt really find what i was after, i realise synthesis is a bit of a mind field, but i think i need some grasp to help me with music,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nhgj_3BBhg
good example 3.52

or this synth sound and stab from this track 1,
http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act ... top_tracks

be good to look at more synth sounds and not be scared off by programming
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simmerdown
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Re: total novice to operator

Post by simmerdown » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:48 pm

imo

for now, start with presets, tweak to taste...look closely at how they are set up...then start from scratch knobfiddling...

keefbaker
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Re: total novice to operator

Post by keefbaker » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:58 pm

For stabs it's all about short envelopes on all oscillators.

If you want things to sound smooth use easily divisible harmonics 0.5 1 2 4 etc the less divisible the number the more inharmonic your resulting sound will be.

If you want just smooth chords then use the above but with bigger envelopes. Probably in the "box" oscillator position so you can get two modulated oscillators on the go.

My two penneth anyway

leighbeynon
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Re: total novice to operator

Post by leighbeynon » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:03 pm

and you just set up any osc ? with a short envelope? then mess with the settings to get the sound you want?
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dokx
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Re: total novice to operator

Post by dokx » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:17 pm

You could also use good old Auto Filter for stabs, just automate the freq to get something moving.

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