Posts Tagged ‘sound design’
There are several reasons why people naturally tend to prefer sound coming out from analog gear. Getting into analog hardware is quite expensive and most people doing music out there are running on a low budget. But this isn’t something that can stop you to sound more analog. “Analog sound in digital world” is a series of tutorial I will write over time giving you different ways on how you can get that warmth into your mix. I really hope that you will have fun and also get satisfaction from these tutorials.
Since the release of the PX7 FM Synthesizer in the Propellerhead Shop, I got the idea to create a refill for doing complex FM synthesis with Thor synthesizer. Maybe, you don’t know how to create FM algorithms? Maybe you are still using Reason 5 and don’t have access to REs? Or you just don’t want to pay 99$ for the PX7 FM Synthesizer ? No matter what is your situation, this free refill is a first attempt for me to create a FM synthesis refill using the Thor synthesizer. In this pack, you will find 102 patches divided into 4 algorithms of 4 operators. If you want to design your own sound from scratch using a starting point use patches named: Algo A Init, Algo B Init, Algo C Init and Algo D Init. I have also included into each patch a combinator backdrop showing the oscillator algorithm (routing).
Only one day since my last post! First, I have to say that I will not always be quick like this with my post frequency. Most of the time, I’m overwhelmed. Now… Since the WBL5515 is available in Propellerhead’s shop I didn’t really use it. I had to play with 5 to 10 minutes ending by saying to me that it was a simple toy generating clicks and noise and there wasn’t much to get out of that. Really, I was sceptical as for the enthusiasm of others. BUT! By taking a look at Propellerhead’s forum about that weird rack extension, I saw a comment telling to try with a Dr. Rex connected in his auxiliary inputs. Then, I tried the thing. I thus created you a patch generating glitch sounds rather interesting.
Hey everyone, Subtractor is a really basic synthesizer but I find this one amazing especially for classic Bass and Lead sound. As a gift, I have created 25 Bass sound for that old boy. Most of my track’s bass line comes from this synth. Every patch responds to velocity, aftertouch and mod wheel. So, when you will explore these presets, you should try everything in your playing style (Short and longer notes, legato, aftertouch, soft and hard velocity). You will get some expressive bass line out of that pack. For the rounder and lower bass sound, try to pass it into some distortion unit or the Line 6 Bass unit to add some harmonics.
I’ll provide here an easy way to produce thick and wide lead sound with Subtractor synth in Propellerhead Reason. You may also explore on your own way cause this method will give you some idea I’m sure.
For those who don’t really know what is a unison synth I’ll give you a short explanation about its principle. It’s quite easy, actually a unison synth is 2 or more oscillator detuned from each other. Furthermore, each oscillator is spread on the stereo image resulting in a fatter and wider sound. If you aren’t sure to understand don’t worry you will after this tutorial. At the end of this tutorial it should sounds like this: