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Help recreating a synthesized hit sound

Any pointers of recreating the sample at the beginning of this MDX composition with a synth(preferably Harmor or Massive): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FbCURTShmeM2F4QXE1SldmUjA&authuser=0 ?...
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Piano hammer, i.e. how to get proper release sounds in Linux and the most compliant SF2 engine

I have Yamaha Clavinova Grand (198-Clavinova.sf2, sfArk) soundfont. It has hammer noise samples used as key release sounds. You can check it running Viena SoundFont Editor, in Windows or Linux via ...
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Recreating the Bass sounds of Daft punk's Voyager and Avicii's Peace of Mind

I was trying to recreate the quite similar Bass sounds of Avicii's Peace of Mind and Daft Punk's Voyager. I suspect they used a saw wave and pushing the resonance on the filters, but I fail with my ...
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Good piano patch for Nord Modular?

Do you know a good piano patch for the Nord Modular? Not grand piano, but for dance song. A piano sound I like is the piano from the song Someday by Ce Ce Rogers for a reference.
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How do I set a maximum duration for notes in command line TiMidity synthesis?

I'm using the following command to synthesize MIDIs: timidity -A120 -a in.mid Ow2 -o out.wav However, some of the notes drag on for longer than I'd like and leave a metallic sound. I'd like to add ...
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Loading Cakewalk TTS-1 synth presets into the Step Sequencer (Cakewalk)

Cakewalk's built-in synth TTS-1 gives the ability to record notes in the Step Sequencer. However ,only the first preset in the active bank loads into the step sequencer automatically and the ...
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How do you make this huge distorted analog bass/pad sound?

I would really appreciate information on how to create this analog sounding bass/pad sound at 0:02 and 1:13 onwards.
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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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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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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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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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Ableton Live and Reaktor snapshots overwrite

So I built my custom synth with Reaktor. Being used to produce several drum sounds, I have usually different instances of it on different Ableton Live tracks. The problem is snapshot saving. ...
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How to get this poppy, buzzy bass drop?

https://soundcloud.com/greatgoodfineok/carried-away?in=greatgoodfineok/sets/2m2h It's the sort of harsh sounding bass note at 0:20, like a sawtooth, that gets pitched down. It reappears around 0:25 ...
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Making R2D2 sounds with Korg iMS20 or Korg DS10

I'm going to be playing a Star Wars RPG and was hoping to have a little audio prop for added effect. I have an iPad and old Nintendo DSi with some Korg apps and Kaos Pads would do the trick, but my ...
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How can I reproduce a similar synth sound as in “Netzwerk” (Klangkarussell)?

I really like the synth sound in "Netzwerk" from Austrian Electro Producers Klangkarussell: (especially from ~00.00-00.45) I tried several synths (Arturia's V ...
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Synth-bass sound in “Hero” by Mariah Carey

I really like the sound and liveliness of the bass at some points in the song Hero by Mariah Carey as heard on her Music Box album. Here are the main moments where it happens in the official album ...
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Exporting .wav files with Korg Krome Workstation

In SEQ mode of the Korg Krome I want to export my recorded tracks to my SD card. Unfortunately they come out as some weird file type (after I plug my SD into my computer). How can I export as a usable ...
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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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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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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 ...