Re: Looking for that synth sound on Rush's Tom Sawyer

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Posted by Rod on October 04, 2000 at 21:05:45:

In Reply to: Looking for that synth sound on Rush's Tom Sawyer posted by Bert on October 04, 2000 at 19:41:50:

The vintage synth cards has similar sounds. You should be able to tweak one to your liking.

The basic effect is a slow decay on the filter envelope. It starts with a high cuttoff frequency and slowly lowers it with the envelope. You can try maybe adding some overdrive to add some bite to the sound. Leave the amplitude envelope with a fast attack, and almost no decay, full release so you can hold the sound. You may be able to get something going by modifying one of the stock sounds.

Most analog synthesizers can do that type of sound, but heck, I used to cover that sound with my high school band and got a pretty good darn impression with a korg ds-8, which was an FM digital synth

: You know that one that starts off the song and is repeated through out. Sounds kinda like an electronic vibraslap with a slow pitch bend. If you know the song you what I'm talking about.

: Anyone know what synth that was originally created on and more importantly if there's a QS patch for it. Or maybe there's a .wav sample of it that I can use.

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