Drum & Bass Qemists big dirty synth sound - how do I get it?

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  1. Tommy3000

    Tommy3000 New Member

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    A big screeching dirty great big synth lead comes in at 0.40 on this track and I need some advice on how to recreate this sound. Also shall I try and make it in Massive or is there another synth you can recommend?

    The track in question in Stompbox (Spor Remix) by The Qemists.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_nngHj-UEM
     
  2. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    hi tommy3000,
    start with sine , square, saw or triangle waves. piss around with them until it sounds like what you want.
    have fun
     
  3. Tommy3000

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    I know basic synthesis but I was kind of looking for a more specific answer relating to steps taken to get that actual synth sound at 0.44 on this track. When the track drops it comes in and is high pitched and relentless! Does anyone have experience of making this or a similar sound and can they give me a detailed explanation of how they would go about making it (or at at least get me on the right track?).

    The sound comes in just after the drop at 0.44:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPtv-wUIISc
     
  4. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    I'm pretty sure thats just a pitched up Reece with some subtle bitcrushing and distortion....
     
  5. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    nice first post tho eh?
    not even a hello...
     
  6. Tommy3000

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    Thanks Mr Fletch, I'm going to go and try that out!
     
  7. horace111

    horace111 My name is Jago (HYQXYZ)

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    Go for a pitch bend between a low note and a high note (legato) that is not too long so it goes w(low note)-pitchup-aaaaaaaaaaaa(high note). Add some subtle reverb & distortion as Fletch said.
    The movement in sound in that track is also caused by side-chaining the beepsynth's volume with the kick-drum so the volume drops a bit every time the kick drum hits. Definitely try that!