Dingeman wrote:Sup VVITCH,
I was wondering if you know any good synth plugins that work for ableton live. ATM I'm making witch house with the default soundbank and its starting to become dull. I'm specifically looking for the rough/distorted bass synths and some nice salem-synths. It would be cool if you could recommend me some stuff.
I've got you covered!
Making music with the same sounds over and over again, no matter if synth presets, soundbanks or drum samples, can and will become extremely dull after a while. Most of this all sits in the FX
, but we will get to that in a second!
--I will put a list of Synth VSTs you can... 'buy'... at the end of this post!
First of all I would like to point out just like in my previous post
with Acapella sampling, that there is no harm
whatsoever in using presets. It is what you do with them, or how you style them with FX & EQing
, that makes it your own. There will always be people, but hopefully not many, claiming that you are a lesser of an artist just because you do not craft everything from scratch. This is untrue, and you have my permission to call them idiotic.
What you are looking for, for a rough & distorted bass, is not very much in the synth itself. They are FX that you slap on a synth, played in a low key, that are actually called 'bla bla Distortion'. On FLStudio there's a default one called "Fruity Fast Dist", which works very well. I am 100% sure that there is one alike that in Ableton as well.
One tip from me is that you use two separate synths
for the bass. (Not always needed, but it gives you a lot more freedom.)
-One synth will host the very low-end
of the bass. You cut away the freuquencies above
like 200hz (different every time, use your ear for best results) and simply think of that one like a mattress
for your rougher layer to 'stand on
-The second synth
is now applied. You cut away the frequencies below
200hz (or whatever you chose earlier) to have this different synth of your liking to 'float' above the first bassy layer.
This gives you a lot more options - E.G you pick one preset and enjoy the texture of the low-end/sub bass, but you dislike the midrange. You then cut it out like instructed above, and chose another preset which midrange you enjoy more. You can even give these two synths separate
FX now, making one use reverb
while the other doesn't - one is stereo and the other is mono.
This also makes it so that there are no conflicts
with two synths to make your track sound muddy and terrible.
Another secret protip, courtesy of yours truly, is to run metal guitar amps
through FX into your synths. It has interesting results most of the time, and without a doubt roughens up your sound.
Typical VSTs. (You can download Preset Packs for most of these.)
-Out of all these I recommend starting out with Nexus and Sylenth. They have a lot of preset packs to download and a good place to start messing around with synths, along with being easy to use.
Last note: A classical synth sound used in Witch music is called a 'Hoover synth
', which you can easily look tutorials up on YouTube. BLVCK CEILING
does these really well.