Synthesized Guitar

How to make that sound...
Yanii
KVRer
3 posts since 22 Sep, 2018

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 pm

I'm wondering how something like this is created. Judging by the sound, it seems to be synthesized as there are obvious pitch bends. But this also could very well be a sample (or two, considering there is a subtle pattern of both strums and muted strums) applied with a bitcrusher effect. I've attempted to make such a sound in both Massive and FM8, but I just can't seem to get anywhere near this kind of sound.
https://soundcloud.com/0belleflower0/ex ... -side-only

CHOOS
KVRist
77 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:58 am

it's a sample. @ 42 seconds you can hear the guitar. so sample something similar to it from a rock song and play it at lower speeds/octaves/notes etc

SoundPorn
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48 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:51 pm

Speaking of synthesized guitars I'd like to know how Omnisphere does it cuz they got some amazing guitar presets in there. They have to be using samples right? I dunno. Omnisphere is something else.

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OllyAudio
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34 posts since 7 Jun, 2018 from Ukraine. Kharkiv.

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:44 pm

SoundPorn wrote:Speaking of synthesized guitars I'd like to know how Omnisphere does it cuz they got some amazing guitar presets in there. They have to be using samples right? I dunno. Omnisphere is something else.
Omnisphere-A hybrid synthesizer that uses samples and oscillator waves. The combination of these leads to interesting results. Look at YouTube Video for creating patches from PluginGuru.
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Yanii
KVRer
3 posts since 22 Sep, 2018

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:47 pm

Well, if it really is a sample, I would be interested in a bitcrusher/lo-fi VST effect that is able to similarly replicate the action going on at the high end of the frequency spectrum on this guitar. It could also be some kind of sample rate modulation with key tracking as well.
My previously uploaded example doesn't allow you to hear all of this as noticeably, so I uploaded a different track that has the same guitar so you can hear it better.
https://soundcloud.com/0belleflower0/survive-side-only
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As you can see above, when lower notes are played, the frequencies at the very top rise instead of lowering like a standalone, unprocessed sample would.

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ATS
KVRAF
5792 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:11 pm

I think the real question is WHY something like that was created :hihi:
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Yanii
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3 posts since 22 Sep, 2018

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:09 pm

ATS wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:11 pm
I think the real question is WHY something like that was created :hihi:
It's a guitar used by Japanese video game composer, Yousuke Yasui. It is found throughout most of the soundtrack from the shoot'em up game, Eschatos. I'm positive the reason why it was made to sound like this was so it could blend in with the retro soundscape. Most of the time, the guitar is neatly tucked in the side channel, while very faintly heard in the mid channel. I have been fascinated by it for quite a while now and I've been wanting to create something similar to it. The tools the composer is known to use are VOPM and FMDRIVE, but I doubt those VST synths were responsible for creating this particular sound as they are to emulate the YM2612 FM sound chip. The sound itself doesn't seem to be FM synthesis, either. But in any case, if anybody knows how I can achieve the aforementioned effect in my last post, I'd be a happy camper!

Kaya Orsan
KVRer
2 posts since 15 Oct, 2018

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:17 am

I think you could get close without samples.

Take a look at this (8:30 minutes in):
https://youtu.be/lFfdOq9rvLc?t=509

Also reminds me of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnLAC5AJPuM

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EscapeControl
KVRist
40 posts since 31 Aug, 2017 from Netherlands

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Kaya Orsan wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:17 am
I think you could get close without samples.

Take a look at this (8:30 minutes in):
https://youtu.be/lFfdOq9rvLc?t=509

Also reminds me of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnLAC5AJPuM
Thunder force 4's soundtrack is one of my favourite of all time even though i've never played it :D

As for the different timbre of the lower notes, that's probably a different sample. Wouldn't be surprised if this was a soundfont or something similar.
FM bells make me happy :D

javarisdsp
KVRer
7 posts since 6 Oct, 2018

Re: Synthesized Guitar

Post Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:45 am

Sounds like a low quality sample of a power chord being put through some eq/allpass/amp simulator. That might explain the patterns in the spectrogram: aliasing artefacts being funnelled through a filter. Only the former moves with sample playback rate.

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