How To Make the "Spacy Lead" of Prelude - VNV Nation

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SolarWinds
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Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:25 pm

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Hi Everyone

I'm trying to recreate the elements of "VNV Nation - Prelude". I've gotten really close with the "Bells" (not sure if that is the correct name to call it). The bass also sounds similar to the original song.

However I have a lot of trouble with this "spacy lead" starting right after 1:15 on Spotify and just after 1:16 on YouTube (links below).
I've tried a lot of Serum patches and tried to tweak them and put effects on but nothing comes close.
The closest I've come to is this.
https://soundcloud.com/dropsential/melody-test

So how would you call this sound and how would you make this sound?

Prelude - VNV Nation
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/track/0qUkyIyS ... 661bc47bc (https://open.spotify.com/track/0qUkyIySlEVRfZKVzfgHYV?si=177ce1c661bc47bc)

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hrHGDv0leY

CHOOS
Patchmeister
1618 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:29 pm

try a pulse pluck with a hint of vibrato
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Propellerhands
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128 posts since 9 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:38 am

SolarWinds wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:25 pm

However I have a lot of trouble with this "spacy lead" starting right after 1:15 on Spotify and just after 1:16 on YouTube (links below).
I've tried a lot of Serum patches and tried to tweak them and put effects on but nothing comes close.
The closest I've come to is this.
The sound reminds me just what I used to do in Reason a lot, add Subtractor synth, enable both oscilators and choose both sine waves and one octave at 4 another 5 and then used FM knob to make it more "sharpy sharpy". And then just add two delays creating ping pong delay or just use Echo delay preset for ping pong.

Something like this https://voca.ro/1gc7zC6UwGZB

Though it does sound like it has some saw/square/pulse wave too somehow. Maybe need to layer more sounds to reach that synthetic piano feel.
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CHOOS
Patchmeister
1618 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:54 am

PL - VNV Nation - Prelude.zip
Midi + Vital Preset
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