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tomkac1991

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Thursday, February 16th 2012, 4:21pm

Voodoo People Distorted Lead

Hi!




I tried to design this sound with my TI Snow but I failed. :thumbdown: This is my preset. I tried with many combinations but it doesn't sound good. ;(



https://rapidshare.com/#!download|723l3|…|16.02.2012.zip


Can somebody help me? Thanks in advance :thumbup:

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Friday, February 17th 2012, 1:12pm

Yes, in 1994 the filtered-distorted lead (a.k.a. screaming) was a novelty (although I remember Patrick Cowley and Harold Faltermeyer using it back in the day). What really drives the distortion insane is the resonance - in your case, it should be around the 90-100 area. Also, adding portamento (around 50 I think) will create the sweeping when jumping from the lowest to the highest note. I never thought much of the wide distortion until you showed me what could be done with it - very nice!

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Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11:06am

you might want to check out this is you haven't already
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYLp5uX9Yw
it's basically a square wave with narrow pulse with the filter cut off modulated and saturated hard out into reverb and delay

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Sunday, February 19th 2012, 2:57pm

you might want to check out this is you haven't already
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYLp5uX9Yw
it's basically a square wave with narrow pulse with the filter cut off modulated and saturated hard out into reverb and delay


Wow! Insightful and inspiring.

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Sunday, February 19th 2012, 9:17pm

I designed that sound on my Virus and got a pretty good result. Make sure to modulate the cutoff with velocity. With that high resonance you can "play" the overtone spectrum. This effect is one of the things that makes this sound so special.

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Monday, February 20th 2012, 1:51pm

Yes, in 1994 the filtered-distorted lead (a.k.a. screaming) was a novelty


One word. Ultravox!

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Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:03pm

True (2:18 ), and although it is much harsher here (8:11), I guess that only in the 90's people were mentally prepared for such grinding dirstortions driven by such piercing resonance on the verge of self oscillation.

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Monday, February 20th 2012, 7:58pm

Thanks guys. Your response helped me a lot. But beacuse of lack of time i didn't finish this sound yet. Maybe next week I'll have more time for sound design.
Chewie: Yes, I've seen Jim Pavloff's video a couple of months ago. It's awesome. But strange thing: I get better results with saw wave than square wave..



I must spend more time for practice ;) Thanks

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Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 9:35am

I get better results with saw wave than square wave..
A 50% PWM square wave has half the harmonics (only odd) of a sawtooth, but once you change the PWM or modulate it, you add harmonics.

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Friday, March 16th 2012, 11:52pm

Thanks for all the responses. Last month I haven't enough time for sound design (exams etc.). Finally, I finished this sound and I can tell, that I'm satisfied.

Here it is:

https://rapidshare.com/files/1294117546/16.03.2012.mid

What do You think about it? ;)

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "tomkac1991" (Mar 17th 2012, 12:10am)