Help making bright synth

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davaughn
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Help making bright synth

Post by davaughn » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:13 am

Hey y'all-

I have Massive, Sylenth, & Nexus and no matter how many single or stacked synths I put together, I can't seem to get that bright, almost string-section synth that's in a lot of EDM choruses. Example is that Cedric Gervais remix of Lana Del Ray right at 2:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPbN2pQXe1o

Any ideas on presets? Feel like it would really add energy to my chorus.

Thanks!

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Re: Help making bright synth

Post by re:dream » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 am

It sounds like a really simple pad sound to my untrained ears (and on my crap workplace cans).

I dunno, I am no expert, but try Operator?

Choose a parallel rather than a serial algorithm. Choose a mix of triangle and saw tooth waves (e.g. sw3). Slow attack,lots of decay. Choose different Coarse frequency settings for each oscillator. Play around with them till they sound in tune.

Low pass filter, set to taste, resonance low.

Stereo width on max.

Add reverb.

And then squash it to hell and gone with really crude side chain pumping compression. 8O

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Re: Help making bright synth

Post by Sage » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:58 pm

Its more of an organ sound than strings, so try playing with various oscillators set octaves apart or any other harmonics involved.

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Re: Help making bright synth

Post by davaughn » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks guys! :) So it could be made w/ operator and doesn't sound like a particular sylenth/nexus patch?

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Re: Help making bright synth

Post by Mirthan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:51 pm

It's just one or two supersaws layered with a sub and a more mid-range bass. For example,in Sylenth set all oscs to saw,spread them around the octaves,add a chorus effect and reverb. Now duplicate that and detune the oscs a bit and that will give it a wider feel.
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