Liquid synths

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  1. BLoodstaiN`

    BLoodstaiN` Member

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    I'll give some examples of what i mean

    The higher pitched wobble

    The higher pitched synth

    How do you make 'em,
    'cause i wanna start making some liquid too ;<
    but i have no idea how to make 'em
    and atm i'm stuck at it, Having made subbass drums & piano ;p

    also i would like to know how to make plucked stab synth, with a more liquid feel to it.
    or just stab synths that can be made nicer with some reverd,

    any tips?
     
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  2. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    2 squarewaves of which one is 7 semitones transposed up seems to be the common way to make such sounds, rest is processing

    and for synth-stabs playing with the envelopes is essential obviously.

    btw, cueing for people coming in "make up your own sounds blabla"
     
  3. prettyherb

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    I've heard a lot netsky makes his bass with a lowpassed reese. And in a 3/16 speed mostly.

    But i'm also searching for those nice liquid sounding synths mate...
     
  4. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    I'd go with what Groelle mentioned. I think you can get a pretty simple sound with two oscillators, but once you play around with the ADSR you can change it completely. That, coupled with some nice phasing / reverb / chorus / delay effects and now you've got something completely different!

    EDIT : That higher pitched synth you're referring to in the second clip sounds to me like a chopped vocal. Unless it's the other bit that comes in later you meant?

    EDIT AGAIN: The high wobble in the 1st clip just sounds like two square waves, slightly detuned, with a 1/8 LFO on it.
     
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  5. BLoodstaiN`

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    was second bit that i meant, but conclusion is: Square waves!
     
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    BLoodstaiN` Member

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    Small question, what is a semitone?
    say i'm in Tone C, where is 7 semitones higher then?
     
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    in most synth you could just transpose them up, would be easieast and best here. apart from that a semitone is 1 key, so you just have to go up 7 keys, should be f# then.
     
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    BLoodstaiN` Member

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    Ah oki, Thanks ^^
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Yeah its better to do that on the actual synth as opposed to when you write it in the piano roll though dude.
     
  10. Chaz D

    Chaz D Prod/DJ/Sound Engineer

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    I know you're just trying to help, but you're giving out incorrect information.
    7 semitones equates to a perfect 5th, regardless of key signature.
    C transposed up 7 semi tones is not F#. The answer is G, not F#.
     
  11. djdevz

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    ^^ Hes right...

    a semitone is just the next note
    e.g. C +1 semitone = C# (the note directly after C)
     
  12. groelle

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    yeah ^^^ thats what i was trying to say :D - nice one for the correction!
     
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    Off topic, I'm getting really bored of this kind of liquid stuff by now. Meh. Needs something new.

    It all sounds really samey.
     
  14. groelle

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    depends imo ^^^ but somewhat youre right i guess.. something new will come along tho ;)