The Hitmen Supersaw Lead Synth in FM8
This FM8 video tutorial shows how to quickly recreate a popular supersaw synth sound similar to the ones used by groups like The Hitmen.
The supersaw has been an integral part of music making for many years now and with the kind of frequency modulation synthesis power that FM8 brings, it is easier than ever to create your own unique sound or replicate sounds made popular by others no matter how they designed them originally. Through the process of making this sound, YouTube user Ex7Reme also shows the importance of adding a little noise and/or feedback to an instrument like this one to take some of the digital edge and provide a more natural analogue feel.
One more thing to take note of is the quick adjustments made to the EQ settings through both a shelving and a peak EQ effect. These little tweaks make all the difference between ending up with a rather generic sounding synth and designing something that can be considered a signature sound. One other thing you can take away from this video is the fact that he listened to the sound both as a single note and as it played through a sequence, which is absolutely essential if you want the sound to work for your music the way you need it to.