DnB leadzzz and synthzzz, yo!

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  1. Quotec

    Quotec Active Member

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    Sup?

    Does anyone know what are the basics of creating contemporary good-sounding dnb leads and synths? Can´t find much information on the internet. :/ I am using mainly Sytrus to design unique sounds so advice could be more FM synthesis oriented.
     
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    mugatu Verva Music

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    What sort of lead? A general dnb sound, jump up, liquid?
     
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    Assumption is something like the lead in this
     
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    Yeah quite close to what Yukon described.
     
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    I'd say Yukon's example sounds like 2 saw waves detuned about 20 cents apart from eachother. Some chorus on that, and a bit of overdrive distortion for some edge.

    Pretty standard stuff.
     
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    Any tips on liquid synths/leads? Is there any good preset pack (Massive/FM8/whatever) or something so that I can reverse engineer and get some insight?
     
  8. Quotec

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    I did experiment today creating synths and leads and I actually managed to recreate Netsky detuned saw lead and some more, but what I found is that I suck at making decent melodies. :D I suppose thats why my tracks sound shit although instruments are quite ok.
     
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    mugatu Verva Music

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    Not that I know of. But pick up a dance preset pack, like mainstream shit, that will have leads that you could use, lots of saws.
     
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    a good lead is a sine wave with portamento and distortion. sounds like an electric guitar. that or without dist, make that snoop dogg gangsta whine sound
     
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    Haha no guesses??