Making a Heavy Electro Synth in Razor
Today we take a look at making a heavy electro synth in Razor that is actually bright and melodic enough to be used in a wide range of house genres and similar modern styles of music. It has a brilliant chorded appeal and still holds on to an edginess needed to lead an electro song to success. And, with just a few tweaks in the right places, this sound can be made into something unique to your and your music. Let’s take a look at how it’s made!
First off, we thank Nizmo for making this tutorial available. He is always kicking down some great sounds and knowledge in his video tutorials, including this one on how to make an electro synth in Razor. This sounds begins with selecting the initialize patch in the Errorsmith Snapshot folder. A Duo Saw wavetable is loaded into the first oscillator, and the Ratio 2 parameter is set to six. Right away this gives us a nice layered sound.
A Lowpass filter is loaded into the first filter panel, providing a focus on the mid frequencies. An LFO is assigned to modulate the Cutoff parameter of the Lowpass filter, which can be used to add a signature texture effect if the LFO is set to the highest rate and a lot of other cool results can be found at different rates and cutoff amounts. A Chorus effect is added, which gives our sound more depth and width plus a little movement. And the Safe Bass feature is turned on to provide a much bigger low end presence. The Phase, Glide and Random parameters are all used to provide more interest and character to this sound. The entire synth is transposed down one octave, although this is entire up to you and what your music needs.
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