Today is March third, or 3/03. Among fans of acid house and techno, it's an day to celebrate all things with squelch, after the legendary sound of Roland's TB-303 bassline synthesizer. And we couldn't pass up the opportunity to share a few of our favorite acid tracks.
A good lead can make a classic track - with just the right cut through a mix and effects movement, you've got a sound for the audience to cling to that's nearly analogous in importance to the lyrics in a rock song. In a new tutorial, Certifed Trainer Ambrus Deak aka AMB demonstrates how to craft a dynamic and fluid lead sound using Analog and Live's effects:
Looking for more lead inspiration? Here's some of our favorite lead sounds - starting fairly recent with Sophie's infectious "Bipp":
Dipping into a classic with Zombie Nation's "Kernkraft 400":
Riding on Hudson Mohawke's over the top sounds on "Octan":
Finally, leaning back with some jungle trills from µ-Ziq's "Hasty Boom Alert":
Enjoy making your own leads - don't forget to check out the tutorial from AMB at the top of the post.