For this tutorial, I will be recreating a synthesizer pad from the song “Eutow” by Autechre. I will be only using instruments and plug ins within Ableton Live. Not only will this be showcase the power of Analog, but I hope it serves to teach a few things when it comes to programming synth sounds.
Think of it as a “Synth Recipe”.
Here is the original Autechre version:
And here is the recipe:
Start with the default settings of Ableton’s Analog
Pitch Mod LFO: 0.08
Pulse Width (Width): 100%
Pulse Width LFO 1: 0.65
Attack: 4 Seconds
Pan Mod (LFO 1): 0.19
Mode: Beat Sync
Quick Routing: First Routing Option (O,F,A/O,F,A)
Decay: 2 seconds
Ping Pong Delay:
Click here to download this Live set: http://abletonlife.com/project-files/autechre-pad-recreation.zip
The Julia Child of synth programming I am not, so if anyone else would like to improve on, or send their own versions of the patch, I would love to hear it.
Also, as a side note, if you are new to Synthesizer programming, I highly recommend this set of tutorials: http://synthstudent.wordpress.com/