Make Multi Layered Synth Patches in Uhe Zebra
In this video I explain how to make multi layered synth patches in Uhe Zebra. We discuss things like using the resonance more creatively and we explore some of the great functions of the XMF Filters.
This doesn’t always have to be as difficult as it might look, if you break the process down in easy steps it is actually quite easy!
Off course you have to know some synthesis tricks to get the sounds you want, the best way to find new crazy ”synth secrets” is to actually go crazy and experiment with all of the feature’s Zebra has to offer, but I will also show you some to give you a flying start. For example, try modulating the resonance instead of the filter cutoff, or find a pair of oscillator settings that work magic! You can even save these oscillators by themselves to speed up you workflow for the next sound.
The synthesis behind multi layered synth patches in Uhe Zebra doesn’t always have to be difficult, the most important thing is that you consciously think about what the sound needs. It is often a good idea to remember what the function of the patch is going to be and where you want to use it for.
Try to ask yourself questions like;
Does this sound need more low, or do I already have another bass track in the song?
Is this sound going to live in front of the mix, or is it playing a ”background” role?
Is this going to be a transitional sound, or is it going to play throughout the whole song?
Once you answer these basic questions you’re already halfway there, or at least you know what you are aiming for!
Have fun and don’t be afraid to ask questions!