HOW DO YOU GET THIS SYNTH SOUND?!

This is something that I first heard in Ratatat's "Mirando", but I know it shows up in a lot of different stuff. I know it has something to do with arpeggiation, but I certainly haven't been able to get anywhere close using Live's arpeggiator. Is it possible that step sequencing is also involved?

Starts at 0:05 =

Here's a few extra videos for reference:

Mount Kimbie's "Before I Move Off"

Becomes prominent at around 0:25 and continues throughout =

And SBTRKT's remix of "Sketches" by Fantastic Mr. Fox

Most prominent at 2:04 =

 

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Eriatarkan 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • cutwithflourish
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    Sounds a like a glissando (where you transition between two notes by playing every note in between) or a pitch bend or envelope that has been quantized to a set of notes.

    I think recreating this is more complex than an arpeggiator.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • wehkah
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    Sounds like a squarewave combination with slightly detune, arpeggiator & fx. there are some lofi synth avail. try that. or build it with operator/analog, its really simple.

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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