Favorite synth sounds

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Post by Jexus » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:36 pm

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Post by WDW » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:21 pm

JSRockit wrote:Any sound that sounds like a UFO is overhead, generic sawtooth basses, one finger pads, and analog strings.
http://www.ufoseries.com/soundEffects/ufoFlying.mp3 :-)

My favourite UFO sound from my childhood.

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Post by Shleed » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:11 pm

bigbadbarns wrote:There's many, but the first to come to mind is the first sound I heard and thought "f**k, synths are cool".

It was in (forgive me!) "here's johnny"- that hardcore techno track from like 1992 or something. There was this awesome sound that kind of went "wooooow" (sine LFO on the pitch I guess) and ground to a halt.

I can't explain it any better than that. BUt I'm still curious as to how it was made.
I think you mean the hoover sound, made by the Alpha Juno synths. Love that sound :)

Favourite sound would be the 303. So rubbery and nice, but distort it and it'll turn into a sqealching 'n sinister sound.

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Post by ItsMeOnly » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:30 pm

Uhm, I share the love for Vangelis' brass and strings, Jarre's Eminet and Synthex sound- also ARR1 from CMI, and everything that is on CMI III.

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Post by kk994 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:11 pm

wamp!

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Post by JUGEL » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:07 am

metallic clanks, layered square waves ... grinding organs... all done in a demonic/robotic funky way. mid 90's techno basically.

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Post by hinotori » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:40 am

that star wars clone wars asteroid sound is totally mind blowing !
yes .
i think it was created using a Kyma system . . .

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Post by MissionBrown » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:58 am

shine on you crazy diamond...(you know.. By "the floyd")

I really like that damn lead.
ita pretty easy to reproduce on the AN1X but damn its just so smooth.

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Post by hey_timj » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:08 am

i love monster a*s sine waves as basses. it doesn't get better than that.
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Post by Aeonian » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:26 am

I never get sick of those modulated electro-pimp style chords as heard in so many 80s electro tracks.. and still today

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Post by Shanesaw » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:14 am

You know the sound of running your finger over the bristles of a comb? I made that using the z3ta+. Not my favorite sound or anything but I thought it sounded cool. I love the "Big Sawz" patch on the PEK. Add some long reverb and lengthen the amp release...Mmmmm.
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Post by Carey M » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:52 pm

At the moment I'm really loving P600's sync sounds. Especially when combined with a Boss DC-2. Zawinul's 'reedy' 2600 leads, Vox Humana and that sound on Black Sabbath's Who Are You? (played by Rick Wakeman) are other favourites.

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Post by THM » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:49 pm

the_undercutters wrote:shine on you crazy diamond...(you know.. By "the floyd")

I really like that damn lead.
ita pretty easy to reproduce on the AN1X but damn its just so smooth.

Do you mean the lead sound - flute-alike - in the long intro ?
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Post by VCO » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:07 pm

I don't have a single favourite sound, I have many favourites. Fast C64-type arpeggios often used in chiptunes is one of my all time favourites, Nice 8/16-step sequences are one of my favourites too.

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Post by VCO » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:22 pm

The bubbly and growly space sound landscapes of the swedish synth band Backlash are really cool too. Listen to their song "The Wrench of Parting" and you'll understand

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