How to create this synthwave-ish lead? My attempt so far...

How to make that sound...
MotivationalJuggling
KVRer
2 posts since 4 Dec, 2021

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:43 am

I love the lead synth 2:25 into this song:
https://youtu.be/tfh1sWebSLI?t=145

Attached is my attempt so far (preset file and mp3) with Massive + Abletons stock delay, phaser and eq. It's basically 2 oscs (sqare and saw, differently detuned with lfos for that phasy (?) effect), a bit of saturation, delay, phaser, some cut at the top end.

I feel that my sound lack a bit of "body" present in the original sound, I've tried different osc waveforms, but it doesn't seem to help.

Grateful for any advice! :love: (feel free to post your thoughts without listening my attempt!)
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CHOOS
Patchmeister
1304 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:34 am

Hey man I really like the fact that you tried and posted your attempt.
Here's some tips in the video. It can be replicated in any synth really.
https://rumble.com/vq7t1z-portico-quart ... sound.html

Vital Preset
Portico Quartet - Ultraviolet LD.zip
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CHOOSX Remakes on my Youtube Channel

MotivationalJuggling
KVRer

Topic Starter

2 posts since 4 Dec, 2021

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:48 am

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CHOOS wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:34 am
Hey man I really like the fact that you tried and posted your attempt.
Here's some tips in the video. It can be replicated in any synth really.
https://rumble.com/vq7t1z-portico-quart ... sound.html (https://rumble.com/vq7t1z-portico-quartet-ultraviolet-lead-sound.html)

Vital Preset
Portico Quartet - Ultraviolet LD.zip
WOW! You nailed it, thank you!! Really didn't expect to get a full-blown tutorial :love: "Unison spread" really helped to thicken the sound, I'd forgotten that the setting existed, lol. Also, Vital looks cool, gonna try it!

CHOOS
Patchmeister
1304 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:28 am

You're welcome bud.

Yeah Vital is cool because (just like Serum) it's really clear to see what is happening so it's ideal for showing people how to's.
But the sound itself is easily replicated in Massive too once you understand the layout.
But Vital is free so anyone can get started with an awesome synth.
CHOOSX Remakes on my Youtube Channel

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