That's an interesting way to make sounds, perhaps that is a good approach for someone reaosnably experienced in synthesis?Dirk wrote:I start by analizing how the sound in my head is made up.
Is it monosono or unisono, one or more oscillators, polyphonic or monophonic etc...
How does it develope over time. Analize how the attack stage sounds and developes, how does the timbre changes in the attack stage. Then do the same with the other envelope stages.
Doing this gives me a clear idea how to program the sound, and makes programming the sounds I hear in my head relatively eazy.
If you do this often, you can make complex sounds fast. And you don't have to waste time surfing through the often crappy and unusable presets.
I only really program patches for specific parts of songs (that I've written using a piano or guitar or some other patch that isn't quite right). For example I might need a bass part, so I go to my previously tweaked bass patches and tweak some more until it fits the bill just right with the other instruments
Do you find you write the songs first, or make the sounds first?