We start with the basic parts of a spacesynth song called A Step Into the Void, the 16beat-bassline, arpeggio sequences and so on. The tutorial song can be downloaded in mp3- and midi-format here:a_step_into_the_void.mp3
The sounds that have been used in the mp3-file above are explained below.
Another bassvoice that is useful for music in this genre is the Kotobass. A version of that sound can be made with the free VSTi FreeAlpha. The following patch has been made by Marco Rochowski (FreeAlpha_bass.zip).
The sync lead sound can be made by using the Pro53 VSTi. A sync lead patch is provided with this tutorial.pro52lead_unisync.zip
The drumsounds are made by playing some Linn-samples with a softsampler. The Linn-samples can be downloaded freely from Internet along with other useful samples.http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/Linn/LinnDrum/samples/ http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/
A free software sampler (that is if your sequencer is lacking a sampler) that can be used is the LoopAzoid VSTi which can be downloaded here http://www.nexoft.de/.
The rest of the voices (choir, strings, bells, brass, windsweep etc) are made on a standard synth, and we assume that those voices are quite easy to generate on any synth (it seems like the bass and drumvoices are the most discussed ones).
2005-07-22 22:40:30Written by