This is a sound design tutorial on “How to Make a Desolate Pluck Synth using Lennar Digital Sylenth1”

So if you have been trying to make a dark polyphonic pluck synth or anything of that nature then you have come to the right place. All you have to do is use the settings below to make this pluck synth.

Polyphony: Change the polyphony of Sylenth1.

  • Polyphony = 12 voices

Oscillator A1: Settings for Oscillator A1.

  • Voices = 3
  • Waveform = Sine wave
  • Pitch = +1 Octave
  • Osc Retrigger = OFF!
  • Detune = 13%
  • Phase = 18.81 Degrees
  • Fine Tuning = -0.040
  • Volume = 90%

Amp Envelope A: Settings for Amplitude Envelope.

  • Attack = 2%
  • Decay = 38%
  • Sustain = 12%
  • Release = 15%

Filter A: Settings for Filter A.

  • Filter Type = Lowpass 24 dB
  • Filter Cutoff = 63.7%
  • Filter Drive = 19.1%

Filter Control: Settings for Filter Control.

  • Cutoff = 27.2%
  • Keytrack = 46.9%

Oscillator B1: Settings for Oscillator B1.

  • Voices = 3
  • Waveform = Sine wave
  • Pitch = +2 Octave
  • Osc Retrigger = OFF!
  • Detune = 14.1%
  • Phase = 12.89 Degrees

Amp Envelope B: Settings for Amplitude Envelope.

  • Attack = 2.5%
  • Decay = 39%
  • Sustain = 12%
  • Release = 15.5%

Filter B: Settings for Filter B.

  • Filter Type = Lowpass 12 dB
  • Filter Cutoff = 35.3%
  • Filter Drive = 100%

Mixer: Settings for Sylenth1 Mixer Volume.

  • Mix A = 75%
  • Mix B = 75%
  • Main Volume = 36.4%

Miscellaneous 1: Settings for Miscellaneous 1 Modulation Matrix.

  • Mod Misc 1A Source = “Velocity”, Destination 1 = “Mix AB”, Amount = 100% Clockwise;
  • Mod Misc 1B Source = “Mod Wheel”, Destination 1 = “Volume B”, Amount = 100% Anti-Clockwise;
  • Mod Misc 1B Source = “Mod Wheel”, Destination 2 = “Volume A”, Amount = 56% Clockwise;

Miscellaneous 2: Settings for Miscellaneous 2 Modulation Matrix.

  • Mod Misc 1A Source = “Mod Wheel”, Destination 1 = “Resonance AB”, Amount = 68% Clockwise;

Sylenth1 Reverb Effect: Settings for the Reverb Effect.

  • Size = 66%
  • Pre-Delay = 123.71 milliseconds
  • Width = 100%
  • Damping = 0%
  • Dry/Wet = 46.89%

Sylenth1 Reverb Effect: Settings for the Compressor Effect.

  • Ratio = 3
  • Threshold = -12 dB
  • Attack = 15 ms
  • Release = 60 ms

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