Favorite Synths for synthwave

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KVRian
905 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:37 am

rcube wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:30 am
Korg polysix VST/RE and the fat bass line preset for a quick synthwave bass.
Regardless of what genre I'm writing (I hate being pigeon holed!) this is my absolute favourite synth and patch for bass. Usually tweak the release and filter, then it's instant gratification. :tu:
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

KVRist
44 posts since 28 Jul, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:25 am

ramseysounds wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:37 am
rcube wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:30 am
Korg polysix VST/RE and the fat bass line preset for a quick synthwave bass.
Regardless of what genre I'm writing (I hate being pigeon holed!) this is my absolute favourite synth and patch for bass. Usually tweak the release and filter, then it's instant gratification. :tu:
Same here... I was introduced to this patch in a tutorial by Timecop on Sonic Academy.

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KVRAF
3919 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:30 am

jonathan0226 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:10 am
What are your favorite synth vst's for synthwave and why?

Also any recommendations to get the sounds from Stranger Things or Tron Legacy would be appreciated!
From what I remember, Tron: Legacy used Sytrus, GrossBeat, and nice filters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ruW8kthlms

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KVRAF
3919 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:35 am

And this guy has a whole tutorial that starts with just Harmless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahPindVHPK4

KVRAF
1966 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:07 am

Nice post! ! Synthwave is about simplicity. . And the subtractive Synths that are most successful in this genre trends toward the same philosophy in sound generation

KVRer
5 posts since 8 Apr, 2021

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:59 am

The question behind the question here is probably "what synth includes ready-to-go Synthwave presets?" If you're willing to create your own presets, I've made synthwave with NI Monark, and "accidental synthwave" with Massive. If you've got a sound in your head, there are tons of options to get where you want to go.

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