Absynth 5 live sound design demo
This week I wanted to try something new for Absynth, so I decided to make a patch from scratch, this way you can see a little bit off the thought process when designing sounds.
In this video I demonstrate you how I usually make my sound because I think this is a much more learnable experience then just recreating a sound. First I made a melody and did some few small things in Absynth to get a flying start. I split the melody in two layers, the lower notes and the higher notes, you can also do this in Absynth self by using the key split function in the performance page, but this way I can get two complete different patches.
I am also showing you how to use Absynth as an effect processor. Because of the complicated and often CPU heavy processing of Absynth you are only allowed to use one effect in a patch, but with the effects processor you can have as many instances of the FX as you want. I am also using a plugin called Guitar Rig, made by Native Instruments as well. This because a lot of people use Komplete and therefore have these effects available.
If you don’t have Guitar Rig you can use any other Amp simulator, the ones from Waves are very good but don’t forget about the Logic Amps as well! I hope this process gives you more insight in how I think when making new sounds, because this can be a tricky process! You can easily get lost or sidetracked on completely different sounds then you where intending to make.
Let me know if this was helpful and I can do some more video’s like this.