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Old 11-11-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
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Advice on lo-fi synth sounds

Looking for advice on how to get that lo-fi, warm, warbly sound out of synths. Specifically in the intro to this song: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]


I've been toying with flangers, chorus, compression and amp effects to try to get that warm sound. I just cant seem to nail it...

Any soft synth advice would be great too if you have any in mind, but right now I mostly use massive and a few of the tweakbench 8bit synths.

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Old 11-11-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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Re: Advice on lo-fi synth sounds

Tape emulators, pitch LFO, pitch envelopes, wow, flutter, saturation (tape, tube, etc), filters, sidechain compression, noise layering, etc

It's not really the synth you use but how you process it afterwards (to get that degraded tape feel).

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Re: Advice on lo-fi synth sounds

The Interruptor's Wow and Flutter is worth a look. Ferric TDS is pretty great tape style saturation unit. I'm sure you can find some free vinyl or tape noise audio files online to layer in. With tape saturation I find it helpful to crank up the input and crank down the output to get something really saturated and breaking up in nice ways.

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Re: Advice on lo-fi synth sounds

Yeah tape saturation and maybe a bit of sample rate / bit rate reduction

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