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Recreating a synth sound

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Hey all,

I'm trying to recreate a synth sound from the Patlabor 2 Soundtrack, by Kenji Kawai.

It's the opening synth pad/choir sound from the song "At Parting" @ 0:04

Any ideas how to recreate it? Thanks.

 

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Sounds like a layered but not too complex pad soundscape to me.

I'm sure you could get pretty close results even with free VSTIs like DSK ChoirZ and some external reverb 'n' delay plugins and some movements/automations in the stereo panorama.

 

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Sounds like a soft sine pad with chorus, maybe some FM. The first chord is A# D F G, an A#6 chord. It's then shifted to a C6 and a G#6 afterwards. In terms of the sound design...

I made something kinda like it with a sine wave with a little bit of the first overtone, detuned with eleven voices, and added some chorus and plenty of reverb. There's also a breathy FM layer on top, so I used a default Ah choir from Omnisphere as a substitute. There's a little bit of motion, so I just put some mild slow vibrato, but adding some slight tremolo via an external plugin may be better. It would be even closer if you put an FM oscillator in there, using the sine oscillator as the modulator.

For the ADSR envelope, a slow attack of course, but also a long release.

https://app.box.com/s/mcrlv5v5z55rjgwyol31zd16ecw6uquk

AtPartingPad.PNG.f85437a0d3c99f97990f6965c847db59.PNG

 

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Thanks you both for the replies.

I've been playing around with some settings on Zebra2 and think I have something close now.

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