Creating A Supersaw In Zebra
In this video, Zebra 2 – creating a Supersaw, I show you how to create a basic Supersaw from scratch then take it to another level and another place creating more than just a Supersaw clone.
Zebra 2 – Creating A Supersaw returns to the old classic and favorite of the early and modern dance music (mainly trance) which when used wisely is a real foot stomper.
This sound pretty much single-handed made the Roland JP8000 a superstar amongst synths and even has its very own section in Wikipedia.
From Wikipedia –
“The Supersaw is a special waveform originally created by Roland for their JP-8000 and JP-8080 line of analog modeling synthesizers. The idea behind the Supersaw is to emulate the sound of more than one sawtooth oscillator using just one oscillator. The waveform is described as a free-run oscillator and its shape is produced from 7 sawtooth oscillators detuned against each other over a period of time.
Since production of the JP-8000 ceased, several companies have incorporated “Supersaw-like” oscillator algorithms into their hardware and software synthesizers. SUPERWAVE P8 is an example of a software synthesizer inspired by the architecture of the JP-8000, with its multiple sawtooth oscillators. Another is the Supersaw Plus, which has a JP-8000-style interface and a variation on the Supersaw waveform that provides 2, 4, 6 or 10 oscillators. In 2005, Access Music released the TI-line of synthesizers, which feature an oscillator typed called Hypersaw that is similar to Roland’s Supersaw oscillator. Roland also continues to produce other synthesizers, such as the SH-201, the SH-01, the Roland V-Synth, and the Roland V-Synth XT that have the Supersaw oscillator type.”
So as you can see the Supersaw has a respected and long history which, in Zebra 2 – Creating A Supersaw we can continue for this beast of a sound.