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How To Make Wavy Synth Keys Using Sylenth1 VST

Sound Design How To Make Wavy Synth Keys Using Sylenth1 VST

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This sound design tutorial shows how to make deep wavy synth keys using a virtual synthesizer — Lennar Digital Sylenth1.

It's a synth preset mainly suited for slow or mid-tempo music, but you can use it in whatever genre of music you are into. So follow the steps below to make this sound:

Use these settings for Oscillator A1:
  • Voices = 4
  • Waveform = Sawtooth
  • Detune = 28%
  • Oscillator Re-trigger = Enabled
  • Octave = Default

Use the settings below for Oscillator A2:
  • Voices = 4
  • Waveform = Pulse
  • Phase = 68.5 degrees
  • Detune = 28%
  • Oscillator Re-trigger = Enabled
  • Stereo Width = 85%
  • Octave = Default
(That's all you have to do as far as the oscillator section is concerned.)


AMP ENV SECTION: For the Amp Env you simply have to make a few changes:
  • Release Slider = 68%

FILTER SECTION: Change the settings of Filter Side A as follows:
  • Warm Drive = Enabled
  • Filter Control Cutoff = 24%
  • Filter Control Resonance = 27%
  • Filter A Type = 12 dB Low-Pass filter
  • Filter A Cutoff = 0%
  • Filter A Resonance = 11%
  • Filter A Drive = 11%

MIXER SECTION: Adjust the levels of the Mixer this way:
  • Mix A Fader = 85%
  • Main Mix Fader = 65%

MOD ENV 1: Map modulation envelope 1 to control the cut-off point of Filter A:
  • Mod Env 1 Amount = 100% (*Clockwise*)
  • Attack = 16%
  • Decay = 60%
  • Sustain = 23%
  • Release = 49%
  • Mod Env 1 Mod Destination = Cutoff AB

LFO 2: Make use of LFO 2 (low-frequency oscillator) to implement a slight pitch drift:
  • Waveform = Sine Wave
  • LFO Rate = 1/8th (*Triplet Note*)
  • LFO Gain = 8%
  • LFO Mod Amount = 4% (*Clockwise*)
  • LFO Mod Destination = Pitch AB

MISC 1: Map Miscellaneous Modulation 1 to control the gain of LFO 2 via the Mod Wheel:
  • Mod Misc 1 Source = Mod Wheel
  • Mod Misc 1 Target = LFO 2 Gain
  • Mod Misc 1 Amount = 8% (*Clockwise*)

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