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Lead sound breakdown

Post by stormborn » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:37 pm

I'm looking for some help in creating something similar to the Minimoog lead sound at 0:33 in this video



I know I need to experiment, but if someone could give me a nudge in terms of waveforms, modulations, etc. it would be helpful.

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by Big Gnome » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:47 pm

Start with a couple of slightly detuned saw waves and set the filter about halfway open with a tiny bit of resonance; the amp EG should be set with a little bit of attack and release and sustain should be all the way up (in which case decay is irrelevant); route a bit of LFO to pitch via the mod wheel or aftertouch, turn on portamento, and that should just about do it.
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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by Tsarik » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:30 am

Big Gnome sounds right on the money

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by stormborn » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:31 am

That does do it rather well - thanks ;)

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by pflosi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:41 pm

Big Gnome wrote:route a bit of LFO to pitch via ... aftertouch
that should be rather difficult on a minimoog ;)

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by tekkentool » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:05 pm

NS stick!

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by stormborn » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:44 pm

tekkentool wrote:NS stick!
I'd love to have one ;)

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by tekkentool » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:37 am

stormborn wrote:
tekkentool wrote:NS stick!
I'd love to have one ;)
I want the standard 10 string chapman stick, beautiful tone.

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by Big Gnome » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:00 am

pflosi wrote:that should be rather difficult on a minimoog ;)
Yeah, I just naturally assumed he'd be using something other than a minimoog. :) The point holds though.
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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by stormborn » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:06 am

I'm using my MG-1, so no mod wheel OR aftertouch :)

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by ronP » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:33 pm

oo


I had never heard or Eric Norlander until I viewed this thread. He's a contemporary "master of the MiniMOOG" -- a slightly less technical, yet more accessible, Keith Emerson -- and he was born the same year as me. I really like his mix of MiniMOOG, A6 Andromeda, Hammond Model D organ, and Mellotron on the Rocket Scientist tracks.

Thanks.

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:48 am

pflosi wrote:
Big Gnome wrote:route a bit of LFO to pitch via ... aftertouch
that should be rather difficult on a minimoog ;)
I noticed the player in the video appeared to be wiggling his fingers while playing. Maybe he wished he had aftertouch? :wink2:
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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by stormborn » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:35 am

ronP wrote:oo


I had never heard or Eric Norlander until I viewed this thread. He's a contemporary "master of the MiniMOOG" -- a slightly less technical, yet more accessible, Keith Emerson -- and he was born the same year as me. I really like his mix of MiniMOOG, A6 Andromeda, Hammond M3 organ, and Mellotron on the Rocket Scientist tracks.

Thanks.

:thumbsup:


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I can't decide what to think about him. He's consistently billed as 'virtuoso' but I don't hear that in his playing. However, his playing is tasteful, fits the songs, and his sounds are excellent. I really enjoy the Rocket Scientists albums.

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Re: Lead sound breakdown

Post by pflosi » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:13 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
pflosi wrote:
Big Gnome wrote:route a bit of LFO to pitch via ... aftertouch
that should be rather difficult on a minimoog ;)
I noticed the player in the video appeared to be wiggling his fingers while playing. Maybe he wished he had aftertouch? :wink2:
yeah. then realizing, "oh, right, it's the mod wheel that does that sound" :lol:

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