However, there’s plenty of square wave in the original sound too and for this, we set up u-he’s ACE synth, again, starting with a basic ‘PWM’ patch.
We switch off both LFO sections before detuning the two oscillators by the same amount applied within the ES2: +/- 8 cents. We route envelope 1 into the ‘Mix’ dial to provide envelope control over the sound and then set the cutoff frequency of the first filter to wide open to achieve a bright sound.
Again, we tweak the first envelope to provide a punchier Decay time and introduce Key Follow and Velocity Control over the filter to ensure that louder, higher notes are brighter. We then set up Sonnox’s Reverb on Auxiliary 1 and route all synth parts into it, tweaking the reverb’s tone to ensure it doesn’t become over-bright.