Creating Synth Leads

Discussion in 'Production' started by Zoot, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Zoot

    Zoot Dark Drum&Bass

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    Hey guys, I thought I would pop on here and ask some advice and tips from more seasoned professionals.

    Problem is, I have been making Dark Drum and Bass now for 6 months and all was fine, I was always a big listener of D&B and also Dark Dubstep. *I am not a happy angelic Music producer at all lol* I used to be able to create great Synth Leads to go over top off my basslines, but lately I find it hard to create convincing leads, when to drop a certain note/chord and how many to have in a certain phrase - I know breaking up chords so that three maybe four play then drop out for a bar or two sounds darker and forboding. My question though is can anyone give me some adive on creating convincing synth leads?

    I dont know I just find my whole Creativity being dragged down due to this problem so I would really appreciate and be really thankful for any helpful advice!!

    Thanks you guys!!
    Zoot.
     
  2. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    got any examples on something that you like?
     
  3. Zoot

    Zoot Dark Drum&Bass

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    I mainly, mostly work on Dark Drum and bass I used to be good at the synth leads until recently. But I am thinking of something along the lines of Subfocus's XRAY the little lead in that, only a sort of darker sound!! If that makes any sense!!

    I seem to be fine with creating synth leads but when I lay it in the sequencer with the bass and drums it never seems to sound too convincing!!
     
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  4. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Xray was made with massive using a few saw waves detuned. I suggest that, then highpass and flanger, chorus and such. It's a bit old school.


    also, get out vanguard, look at some presets, you could learn something.