Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How To Make Skrillex's Summit Lead

I've been following YouTube user PhortySiks for some time now, checking out his videos where he breaks down how to make certain synth sounds (mainly rave and dubstep type stuff).  He's actually pretty talented at getting it close, and he uses all soft synths from what I can see.  Here he is making the new Skrillex track's lead in Massive.  This is a pretty great track and features Ellie Goulding.  Compare the PhortySiks' to the original below.  I tried this sound out on a standard analog synth, and you can get pretty close as well.

Nord Drum Synth Revealed

Via Matrixsynth

Nord Drum
4 Channel Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer

"Clavia releases Nord Drum Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer

The Nord Drum is a revolutionary 4-channel drum synthesizer that is the result of a creative collaboration between Clavia and drum/music technology enthusiasts Bruniusson & Berg. With an amazingly vast sonic palette and an astounding level of playability it is guaranteed to change your perception of what’s possible with synthetic, sample-free percussion.

The Nord Drum lets you create classic retro-futuristic percussion with analog waveforms or use the harmonically complex waveforms together with different colors of noise for results that both sound and respond stunningly organic. The Nord Drum is designed with the performing musician in mind and its extreme dynamic range and super-fast triggering add to the feeling of playing a real instrument.

4 high-sensitivity inputs and MIDI lets you play the Nord Drum with a wide range of Electronic Drum Pads, Acoustic Drum Triggers and MIDI-pads/Sequencers for easy integration into any existing drum-kit or the starting point for something completely new…

The Nord Drum will be shown at the AM&S Nord Booth #6464 at NAMM Show 2012"

I gotta be honest, it's not quite as cool as I was hoping it would be, but it still has potential.  I was hoping for a full on digital version of the Tempest... but apparently not everyone is on to the genius of Dave Smith and Roger Linn.  I'd have to try one before I made a judgement though.  I wish it had some step programming...