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Drum ’n’ bass meets rock, with a little bit of trance lead thrown in for good measure. This one can be made with virtually any two-oscillator analogue synth or virtual counterpart.
Dial up a saw wave on each oscillator and set them to the same octave. Next, adjust the fine-tune to -23 on the first oscillator and to +23 on the second. This should create a noticeable beating rhythm in the oscillators as a result of the detuning process. The more they are detuned, the faster the beating becomes.
We’re completing our sound with the Logic ES2 here. Set the cutoff on the low-pass filter to a couple of notches below maximum and add about 1/4 of resonance. Set the filter envelope ADSR as follows: A=0, D=25%, S=0 and R=100%.
Turn up the modulation amount so that you can hear a bit of bite at the start of the sound, so that it cuts through the mix and has a little bit of bite. Set the Amp envelope to A=0, D=100%, S=100%, R=0. This gives the sound a fat, tight quality. A little bit of overdrive and compression will thicken it up some more, but don’t add too much so that it loses its clarity and becomes grungy,. You want to retain the clarity and punch.