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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

I am building a project for my music technology module in University and would like to know how to imitate this effect. Originally, I thought it was guitar but after having watched a video of the band ...
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Safe to record a synth with a 1/4" cable instead of MIDI?

I have a synth that has MIDI and 1/4" output jacks. Which should I use for recording? I believe MIDI is the standard, but would there be a noticeable lack of quality if I used a 1/4" Y-cable instead? ...
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How to recreate this synth?

Three months ago I asked a similar question here (How can I recreate this sound?) and then I tried using that preset which seems similar but I think that something is missing...Now I found this on ...
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What's the difference between pad and drone?

I'm learning how to program software synthesizer. I came across with these two types of patch described as "pad" and "drone". They sound somewhat similar for me. Could someone explain what the ...
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How do i make this synth sound? (Wah-ish)

How to I create this synth using Massive or Serum? Synth sound starts at 1 min and 12 second
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How can I recreate this sound?

can you help me recreating this? (The sound starts 0:06 - 0:13) https://www.facebook.com/kygoofficial/videos/1455768857819576/ Here's another example (The sound starts 0:00 - 0:05)
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Bass synthesizer sound from game TNMT 4

What synthesizer or how create this cool bass synthesizer sound (from game music of TMNT 4) with Audacity, LMMS, Rosegarden, or Garageband at 00:50: Another example ...
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Software for recording piano [closed]

I just got an electric piano/synthesizer with a MIDI cable output and would like to get some software that will allow me to record what I play, add some effects, and overlay multiple tracks to make/...
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How to replicate this synthesizer in 1990's inspired song by Bruno Mars?

Introduction about myself: Ok, seeing how this is my first post on here I might as well introduce myself I'm David A noob, with a goal, to create awesome damn near perfect renditions of peoples ...
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Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

I'm trying to sync my Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic Pro X). SQ-1 is connected via USB to computer and Logic recognizes it. I've updated MIDI settings in Logic to make SQ-1 receive MIDI clock and tempo ...
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Play MIDI from DAW with Korg Volca FM

I want to be able to play MIDI notes written in my DAW via my Korg Volca FM. I checked several articles and the general idea consists of these steps: create MIDI track in DAW DAW track sends MIDI ...
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Possible Harmonium/Reed Organ Synthesizing Techniques

I am working on a project to make a synthesizer for RaspberryPi capable of playing Harmonium/Reed Organ using external MIDI keyboard. I am making it in Python 2.7 using Numpy. Till now I have ...
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How to make this descending pitch heavy sound?

I'd like to achieve something similar to that descending pitch heavy sound as heard here : https://clyp.it/jf0uqdoq# Any idea?
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VST Synths for creepy atmosphere in OSX

I'm looking for VST-based synthesizers which are suited to making creepy or scary atmospheric sounds. I'm looking for 32bit and OSX compatible plugins. Any recommendation is welcome.
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What is a good synth for a beginner to learn on?

I'm getting into production and song writing, and want a proper synth to learn on. I've played around with VSTs, but I don't feel very engaged with them - I don't feel like I can play them like an ...
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Why does my sound created in Alchemy play endlessly?

I am creating a sound using the Alchemy synthesizer in Logic Pro X. When I play a note to hear the sound, it goes on forever. Why could that be happening?
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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability. [Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout ...
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Checking for digital distortion of software synth

I had a problem with too low output before and we agreed that I should turn up the gain so I did that a little with good result. Now it seems that the trick is to pre-amp as much as possible in the ...
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How can I replicate this 1986 vox/piano/synth stab?

https://soundcloud.com/shreddyrayvaughan/rip-stab/s-K6UHX This song is from 1986. That choir-like stab, I'm having a real hard time getting that sound. I'm hearing vocal-like sound, an e-piano and ...
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FM and PM synthesis - what is the difference and why?

I heard in numerous places that Yamaha DX7 used Phase Modulation in spite of being advertised as an "FM synthesizer". An opensource synthesizer called ZynAddSubFX has both PM and FM modulation modes ...
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

I've for a very long time been captivated by a quite memorable orchestral hit sound, which most often can be found in old House/Techno songs, probably prevalent in the early-to-mid-90s. ...
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Layering and mixing synths

How do you usually layer them? I would do the following: different sound for each layer trying to use something that would occupy different frequencies in the spectrum to not over-charge the high-end ...
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Conflict bass / leads

I have some mixing issues with my leads and was wondering if you could give some advice. I'm producing a big room house track and have a melody composed of different lead layers - when the drop comes ...
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How to recreate this synth sound?

This is most likely extremelly basic, but how would I go about trying to recreate this synth sound here?
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What synths and pads are those, and where to find?

I've been listening to a modern (not EDM, but not acoustic as well) band, and I'm pretty amazed by their sound quality. I'd like to know what library I need, and which is best to achieve those sounds. ...
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Recreating this synth sound

I would like to know some advice on start recreating the kind of sound you find at about 0:13 of this video: Ie the "growling bass". I tried with some BP fileterd ...
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How to reproduce this sound

I really like the "slidey" synthesizer you can hear in at 1:00 Seems like it should be really simple... but I've tried lots of different things in Sytrus (I'm using ...
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How can I recreate this synth sound?

I'd like to recreate or at least find out if there is already a patch on some synth that sounds like this,does someone have any songs that sound similar to this? I love this kind of sound,and I'd be ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

This bassline blows me away: It sounds to me like it's made of multiple parts, most notably a really heavy-sounding bass and a few higher synths that play shorter ...
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Why playing 180 degrees out-of-phase oscillators in Sylenth1 doesn't result in silence?

I've been playing around with Lennar Digital - Sylenth1, experimenting using just two sine wave oscillators. If I put them 180 degrees out-of-phase, I still hear a tone being played when I hit a key. ...
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Legowelt modulated Theremin-like lead

How is the modulated lead created in this Legowelt tune:
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Creating that Techno Chord

Trying to replicate this techno chord that you hear in this track below starting at 2:04. It's a very common sort of sound in techno, however I cannot seem to set ...
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How to create the Kygo Pluck?

I searched for help so long! I really want to know how to make the exact same lead sound in any synthesizer as it can be heard at 1: 15 Please help me! I have no idea ...
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What do you call someone who programs software for producing, reproducing or processing audio?

What type of education do these people usually have? I have heard that they need to understand circuits because a lot of the software is modeled after analog gear. I am currently in semester 2 of an ...
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Novation Bass Station II

I recently bought a Novation Bass Station II and am finding it considerably difficult to adapt to. Most notably, I'm finding it difficult to produce relatively simple tones/timbres. What parameters ...
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How to create this “Riser/Uplifter”

I came across this "Riser"/"Uplifter" which is frequently used in trap music. But I don't really know how to create it.. All I can guess is that the sound has a volume envelope to it which has a ...
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Can I control main volume (main signal) with envelopes or LFO in FM8?

I am new to Native Instruments - FM8, up until now I have been using Native Instruments - Massive. I am getting my grasps on how the envelopes and LFO's work within FM8, I was wondering if there was a ...
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Native Instruments FM8 - Voicing / Unisono

I recently starting using Native Instruments FM8. Up till now I have been using Native Instruments Massive and I know that there is a Voicing Tab in there where you can change the Unisono and other ...
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Legowelt whistle like lead

How is the following lead achieved and how might I recreate something like it in Logic Pro X?
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How is this specific sound synthesized?

Would like to know what kind of synthesizer, with what all type of controls might be used to synthesize the dominant instrument (obviously apart from purcussion, guitar) playing in this clip: ...
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Futuristic Sound Design

I use Logic Pro X, but I'm sure sound design uses the same principals no matter which DAW or synth you use. I heard this song the other day and they have this futuristic sound when the beat drops. I ...
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Question about synths

How do people create these really cool synths? No matter how much I play around with the ohmforce VST plugins I installed for reaper I cannot mimic the sound of the synths these people use. Here is an ...
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How to make this lead!

I long to create this synth lead sound made by Procuder "Vanic" but I don't quite get there. (First link) What I did so far (and turned out to be relatively similar) was creating a square wave, put ...
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Pocket Hardware Synth vs Raspberry PI

I've recently been looking into buying a pocket sized synth to make my midi keyboard 'portable'. I was suprised at the cost of them (link) for what you actually get. What is the difference between ...
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What you need to know to create a software synth?

Which areas of expertise do you need to know about to create a flexible software synth? Signal processing? Sound engineering?
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Is the sound made with a wavetable or an FM synth?

I currently own a wavetable synth with the ability to create custom wavetables within the vst, and I understand the basic principles behind subtractive and fm synths. But what I'm more concerned about ...
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Roland D10 Factory reset problem

Not a novice to synths and midi and sysex files but this one is stumping me. Just got a Roland D10 from eBay for a good price to add to my collection but I have a problem. I have managed to dump and ...
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Guessing the sound (timbre) from a visual (waveform shape), vice versa

I recently purchased a wavetable synth, and I was trying to figure out an easier way to create the sounds I have in my head. Unfortunately, most of the time I fumble around and leave it to trial and ...
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Legowelt random sound

How is Legowelt producing the main sound that you hear at 4:44 in this video? He lists the instruments he uses in this session at the beginning of the clip. He presses some buttons also to effect the ...
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How to emulate this synth-patch?

There is a synth sound/timbre that I'm trying to emulate. It's from the alternative House MD intro/outro theme song. I can only describe it as a tapered, high-pitched whistle. I want to say, it ...