Make Beautiful Feedback Melodies in Absynth 5
Absynth 5 has a lot of cool features hiding out somewhere in the interface, did you know about the key-scaling options for example? There is a lot of cool stuff you can do with this!
If you start using feedback in Absynth 5 you definitely want to know about the key-scaling options, but let’s start at the beginning! A comb-filter is a a filter that adds a delayed signal of it’s input to itself.
This creates a long decaying tone, also called feedback. We can control this newly made tone with other filters or with parameters on the comb-filter. In most cases you would modulate the cutoff frequency to get different pitches. Since we dont like a lot of work we might as well set up key-scaling for that filter cutoff!
This means that when you play on your keyboard higher notes will open the cutoff more, and lower notes will gradually close the cutoff. This means that we have higher sounds on the right of the keyboard and lower sounds on the left, just as we’re used to! Now you can start to make melodies and really experiment with the sound!
A good idea is to use the Aetherizer effect and play around with the filter in there to get even more pleasing sounds! But what about the oscillators?
Well, you don’t really need them! Just make sure you have a small sound, or a short bleep to start the feedback off with, this could be anything you like, try a hi-hat for example! Great results guarranteed! Enjoy!