Michael Gray - The Weekend || How To: Lead Synth?

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benhaviour
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Michael Gray - The Weekend || How To: Lead Synth?

Post by benhaviour » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:45 pm

Dear Members,

I am curious how to do the lead synth sound of the song "The Weekend" by Michael Gray.
Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3kkNfH4yco

I know that the original line was played on a Moog Voyager thanks to this interview.
Is it possible to create the sound with an Ableton intern instrument?
Any hint? Thanks for you suggestions.

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benhaviour

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Re: Michael Gray - The Weekend || How To: Lead Synth?

Post by Schmidi » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:27 pm

Analog would be the one to use. It's not a very complex sound so you should be able to get pretty close.

To get the pitch wobble: LFO modulating pitch -1 semitone at a rate of 1/8th note. I would also input a very small delay to the LFO's start (not a dub delay but a setting which tells the LFO to start a few seconds later).

Good luck

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