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I've been wondering how to create the following sound (by using a synth) (which wave etc..)

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..As well as the effect done on the vocal track at 0:07-0:09 (same song)

The stuttering sound I used to create by using granular synthesis, is there any big difference to a trancegate? But what I actually wanted to know is how to create the effect right after the "stuttering", this down and up pitch shift..

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I mainly hear a sawtooth (supersaw like) wave and when the melody is on the lower tones I hear a triangle wave in the sound. There is probably a unison used in the sound.

The effect you hear is a trancegate; this effect creates a stuttery effect. Check this trancegate tutorial to see how a trancegate is created.

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A trancegate or rhythmic gate/step-sequenced gate is an effect that chops up long and sustained sounds to create small note-like segments that are in sync with the tempo of your production. You will be using a trancegate mostly on string and pad sounds since the sound gets chopped up. This chopped effect is created by lowering and raising the volume envelope (like the shape of a square wave) from 0% to 100% directly in a rhythmic manner. With effect plugins for trancegates you can make automation clips to manipulate the tempo sync to the beat. For example switching from 1/16 to 1/32 to 1/8. This enables you to create complex rhythmic sounds.

  • hi Hkidd, your trancegate tutorial link is nice, but what if the link goes down? Can you explain (in short) what a trancegate is and how it can be done? – Arnoud Traa Apr 8 '15 at 14:16
  • Thanks so far! :D The stuttering sound I used to create by using granular synthesis, is there any big difference to a trancegate? But what I actually wanted to know is how to create the effect right after the "stuttering" :D This down and up pitch shift.. – user13324 Apr 8 '15 at 14:46
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    I've added my definition of a trancegate – Hkidd Apr 8 '15 at 15:14
  • user13324 you can achieve that effect, like you say, by a down and up pitch shift. Take for example a sampler plugin, load a vocal sample (like in the song), set how many semitones the pitch shift will follow and then automate a pitch shift that goes from for example 100% to 45% (not all the way down). – Hkidd Apr 8 '15 at 20:56

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