Why The Tuss - "Rushup Edge" sounds like made on Fl Studio?

Why The Tuss - “Rushup Edge” sounds like made on Fl Studio?

i hear SimSynth and Fruity Love Philter

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Could you be more specific? Like, which parts exactly?

It’s not that crazy for some synths to sound like other synths sometimes, is it?

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Maybe he just has the plugins independently.

They do come as seperate vsts. I think

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No mention of FL Studio, but that doesn’t mean all that much. RDJ’s equipboard is all over the place regarding hardware AND software. I do know that around the time of Rushup Edge (mid 00s), there was a common complaint of a “sameness” with the sound of most VSTs. It could have been anything really, and RDJ hasn’t said all that much about his work as The Tuss. Seems like it took a while before he even admitted to being The Tuss. He only mentions using hardware on the last two tracks of Rushup Edge, so it’s fair to assume the rest was made “in the box”.


I’ve never heard this project of his, but upon listening right now it sounds pretty damn juicy and the most listenable out of anything I’ve heard from him to date. Honestly I don’t know how I missed this one.

If it’s made in-the-box, then he did a really good job post-processing every little detail to make it sound like he didn’t. While that’s not completely impossible, I think most people with access to real instruments (such as AT) would probably use them over their VST / DAW / digital counterparts… even if there are some instances of him doing otherwise. I’m not a gearhead whatsoever so I can’t comment on it much, but I’m assuming that FL studio probably has emulations of one or more of the instruments he used on this EP, and that could explain some of that familiarity, possibly.

As a digital-guy, I hate to say that this ‘sounds analog’, but it really does to me.

Apparently the Reddit hivemind seems to think it was done with Renoise, which would be pretty awesome if that’s the case. And more proof that I can be easily-tricked, especially if the musicianship is tight and the whole package is convincing enough. Huge props to the guy if that’s the case!

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It’s one of the most juicy squishy projects I’ve ever heard. It’s like there’s some sort of channel bleeding between the instruments as if it’s an old mix board or something. And didn’t he use some ridiculously rare but damaged Yamaha GX-1 synth for it? The cd version of “Confederation Trough” has a track called GX1 solo.

Sure, maybe it was eventually processed digitally, but no way does it sound generic and Fruity Loopy :joy:

I’ve never found another release which sounds similar and would be honestly delighted if someone can point me to similar sounding tracks

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The closest I’ve found which isn’t even Tuss sounding but Drukqs’esque is “IV - Becomesher”