Which synth is this organ shot from?

How to make that sound...
Kurtau
KVRer
9 posts since 13 Aug, 2016

Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am

I think that it is a synth preset since I recognize the sound, but in case it is not I wonder how to make it.

Here at 3:29
https://youtu.be/nv_yqWlqsh0?t=209

Kwurqx
KVRist
359 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Which synth is this organ shot from?

Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Kurtau wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
I think that it is a synth preset since I recognize the sound, but in case it is not I wonder how to make it.

Here at 3:29
https://youtu.be/nv_yqWlqsh0?t=209
Organs sounds tend to have relatively few partials that determine their character. A relative fast attack and decay time. And they have a sustain phase. There can be a pronounced attack (sometimes a click).

Hard to achive with just basic oscillators through a filter. But there are many options.

There's the additive option. Like ye olde drawbar tone wheel organs (Hammond). They tend to sound quite clear and defined. You tend to hear several clear partials/overtones. Often driven quite hard to achive some distortion. Maybe a Rotary Speaker (results in sort of a phaser/chorus effect).

There's the FM option. Many FM algorithms can produce nice organ sounds. Generally you get richer spectra as soon as you start modulating carriers. A Yamaha DX7 (for example) gives you six partials for additive synthesis. Or algorithms with less carriers, but modulators in return. Feedback is also usefull to add grunt. Also try 0 Hz fixed frequency carriers (though the DX only goes down to 1 Hz, which gives a 1 Hz modulation cycle sound)

There's the AM option. Sines. Triangles an Squares are the most usefull for organs type sounds. Or AM in general...since AM results in sum and difference frequencies of all partial frequencies in both carrier an modulator, it can get messy real quick.

There's the oscillator sync option. Change pitch to select the timbre. There's a specific "resonant" frequency at the sync point.

O...and noise and drive/distortion for that analog dirt feel.

There's combinations of all this and plenty more....

Kwurqx
KVRist
359 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Which synth is this organ shot from?

Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm

BTW

Tyrone Brunson's The Smurf is one of my favourite electrofunk classics....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouw97qVZZTE

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BertKoor
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11045 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Which synth is this organ shot from?

Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:02 am

Kurtau wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
I think that it is a synth preset since I recognize the sound, but in case it is not I wonder how to make it.
It's a sample of a Hammond organ (or something alike) playing a chord stab. Very popular sound, you should not have a problem finding a synth that does this type of sound.
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Kwurqx
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Re: Which synth is this organ shot from?

Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:45 am

BertKoor wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:02 am
Kurtau wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
I think that it is a synth preset since I recognize the sound, but in case it is not I wonder how to make it.
It's a sample of a Hammond organ (or something alike) playing a chord stab. Very popular sound, you should not have a problem finding a synth that does this type of sound.
If I would give it a shot (on a synth), I would start of with additive synthesis and some filtered noise. Maybe some drive/distortion. Fast Attack and Release.

A free option that has these options is Fuzzpilz Oatmeal (with Lumina skin).

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BertKoor
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11045 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Which synth is this organ shot from?

Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Fwiw, the Roland Juno 106 (subtractive single osc, built like over 30 years ago) had something like this as a factory preset: very cheezy drawbar sound.

Every synth has a "drawbar" preset. Use it, tweak to your likings, apply effects to taste.
The real hammond has many more possibilities, thousands of variations in sound.
There's multiple VST's for free made well over 10 years ago that do this Hammond sound:
https://blog.wavosaur.com/7-free-vsts-f ... emulation/

I guess though if you get some old records of Booker T & the MG's you'll find a stab you can use as a sample. So you got plenty of options, but you have to work for it.
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