Making an Affected Absynth Electric Piano
This lesson focuses on how to design an Absynth electric piano that is processed by some effects that make it quite lovely. I chose to share it with the community because I feel that it is easily transformed into new sounds, as well as sounding good on its own. The tutorial itself is also easy to follow along with and explained in such a way that anyone can recreate the sounds without advanced knowledge of synthesis or sound design. So it’s another good one for those just getting started with Absynth to help you get a bit more comfortable in this beast of a synth.
This Absynth electric piano starts out with setting up the oscillator modules. The first oscillator is set up to run in Double mode. A sawtooth waveform is being affected by a noise waveform. This si then sent through a Lowpass filter. The amp envelopes of this first oscillator module is then shaped with a very short attack and release curve to create the hammer sound for this Absynth electric piano.
Next a Sine wave is loaded into a new oscillator module. The amp envelope for this oscillator is then set up to closely approximate the kind of curve a real world piano would naturally follow. This provides us with a nice clean sound that can be the backbone of our Absynth electric piano.
The last oscillator module set up is loaded with a sawtooth waveform. The sound is then send through a Lowpass filter. Once you have that dialed in the way you like it, you can begin setting up the Resonator effect. This is what gives the finished Absynth electric piano instruments the affected character heard in the audio example at the end of the tutorial.
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