doctorbob wrote:@mehum ... great track. Shows up the sonic beauty of the synth. Love those bass drops!
Was thinking of a calypso styled piece when I saw the ring mods - thinks ... "hmmm... steel drums??"
Thanks a lot!
As for steel drums, most of the sound is pretty mellow and sine-like with a little bit of overtones. Osc 2 on +7 and blending in ring mod perhaps. Both Osc set to sine. You can detune a bit for a more beaten feeling.
For the attack you could layer with another instance, with a bit more extreme ring mod. Work with velocity since you want to be able to make these almost attack-less tones as well. If you want to keep it as one sound you can try pitch envelope and modulate based on velocity. Not possible inside blooo so you'll have to use Reaper's modulation in that case.
EDIT: I see you already got patches! Good luck, looking forward to what you're making of it!