Sylenth1 Master Effects Section - Your First 30 Minutes Part 2
Learn about the Sylenth1 Master Effects section and the Modulation destinations in part two of your first 30 minutes using Sylenth1.
Sylenth1 has some great effects. A lot of soft synths seem like the effects are after thoughts. Take for instance Massive (I love that synth), you can only apply two types of effects on any given sound excluding the distortion effects. And on top of that, the effects you can use are fairly limited. The Sylenth1 Master Effects section is central to how you create sounds in Sylenth1.
There are 7 effects in the Sylenth1 Master Effects section.
Distortion – The distortion module is a very powerful effect section in Sylenth1. You get 5 different types of distortion and each one has it’s own flavor.
Phaser – The phaser in Sylenth1 is a six stage stereo phaser capable of producing a wide range of effects. The spread and width knobs are especially helpful in adding thickness.
Chorus – The chorus in Sylenth can take a single oscillator sound and make it sound multi-voiced which is a great tool to have at your disposal. It is also capable of creating typical chorusing effects.
EQ – Although it’s a fairly simple equalizer, it does a great job of boosting and cutting frequencies to help strengthen sounds.
Delay – My favorite effect in the Sylenth1 Master Effects section. This delay can compete with actual delay plugins found in many DAWS. The ping pong function is extremely useful on lead sounds as is the Width and Smear knobs.
Reverb – Great for adding some space and depth to your sounds. It’s not the greatest sounding reverb in the world, but it works really well for scratching out ideas.
Compression – I’ve never understood why some soft synths don’t have compression. Just another reason why Sylenth1 is so versatile. It gives you all the standard controls of a basic compressor.
Finally, the last part of the Sylenth1 Master Effects section is the arpeggiator. Sylenth1 has a very powerful and flexible arp that is capable of creating a wide range of sequences.
Check out the video to learn a bit more about the modulation section!
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