Sound Design Tutorial

Sylenth: Making a Track

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    Introduction

    Fabio welcomes you and gives a brief overview of the course and the topics that will be covered in the upcoming videos.

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    The Kick

    We take our first dive into Sylenth commencing with creating a kick drum from scratch using simple but effective Synth techniques.

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    The Hats

    Using white noise and some clever ADSR shaping we create a hat-like synth sound.

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    The Snares

    Learn a tricky but fun technique on using Sylenth's filter and some FX to create an almost snare like patch.

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    The Toms

    Similar to the kicks, we now filter and pitch the waveform, only this time with the additional control of note velocity to tune each hit.

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    The Cymbals

    Cymbals are now created from the same family as hats, but with a twist designed to set them apart from the sonic landscape.

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    The Claps

    With some tweaking, we design a cool 808 sounding clap which offsets the snare nicely.

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    The Drum Sequence

    Post sound design, it's now time to focus on the pattern and rhythm of the drums we created, to provide a more unique groove and interaction between the different patches.

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    The Bass

    A Moog like bass is now created to fill the low end of the melodic content.

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    The Lead

    By blending waveforms, we start to build a lead synth sound that compliments the already existing sounds, and will become the melodic motif for the track.

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    The Arp

    Now we take a look at the ease of using Sylenth's arpegiattor section for designing complex 16th note sequences.

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    The Strings & Chords

    By using a combination of Sawtooth waveforms from all 4 oscillators we're able to create a classic synth sounding string patch. A cool technique is also shown to easily make chords.

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    The Riser

    With electronic music in our hearts we rise to the occasion of using Sylenth to design a tension building sound for the transitional moments of the upcoming song arrangement.

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    The Impact

    The impact sound we design here is to be used in conjunction with the riser to aid its end point and start another!

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    The Arrangement

    See how to craft the first part of the arrangement section which helps build a ?skeleton? of basic sections. We continue with finishing the track's structure in order to guide the listener to the end without loss of their attention.

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    Layering with Stock Sounds Pt. 1

    Now we add extra texture and thickness to the pre-existing sounds with simple, Ableton stock sounds.

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    Layering with Stock Sounds Pt. 2

    Wrapping it up, see how to layer the synths for additional dimensionality. The finished song is then played from start to end for a better understanding of the finalized track's sounds and arrangement.

Product Overview


Soundsmith Fabio Lendrum delivers to you a Sylenth sound design video tutorial series! If you want to explore Sylenth's sound design capabilities and features, as well as how it can be used to make a full production from scratch, this video series is for you. Fabio shows how to create all the tracks necessary for a complete song from a blank preset, including how to layer and arrange them for a professional, finished sound. The Sylenth presets created in the video series are also included so you can experiment with them on your own. This series is designed for those who have some Sylenth experience, but want more advanced sound design ideas and production tips.

Fabio greets you and gives a brief overview of the course and the topics that will be covered in the video tutorials, followed by "kicking" things off with the kick drum, using simple but effective Synth techniques to create a great bass drum sound. Hats, Snares, Toms, Cymbals and Claps round out the percussion elements of the song, and you'll see and hear how to make them all step by step with Sylenth's powerful sound design features and parameters.

Moving on, you'll then learn how to program your new drum sounds into a unique groove with complimenting interaction between the different drum patches. The all-mighty Bass patch is then created, as well as a killer lead and an arpeggiated 16th note sequence, rounding out the melodic elements of the track. Strings and chords are then added for more harmonic support, followed by how to make an uplifting riser and impact presets to add excitement to the song.

Last but not least, Fabio demonstrates how to finish the arrangement and the various track's structure in order to guide the listener to the end, without loss of their attention, and also gives you 2 videos on creative layering with Sylenth's stock sounds for additional dimensionality.

To see what these Sylenth sound design tutorials teach you, and how they will open your eyes to Sylenth's powerful synthesis features and cool music production ideas, see the individual Sylenth sound design video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn to make your own sounds and productions with Sylenth today... Watch “Sylenth: Making a Track" now!


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Sylenth: Making a Track is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good good
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from better than YouTube extent lesson for the plugins you can not find anywhere I am glad that I watch all the videos
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Recommended to those wishing to learn sound design on Sylenth with easy-to-follow tutorials Beginners with Sylenth should find this course easy to follow. There are some useful tricks here as well as a fair bit to learn about synthesizers in general. Best of all I now have the knowledge to make my patches using the basis of the ones taught here.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great overview of Sylenth programming and sound design The instruction for Sylenth was great and some very good examples, well explained of sound design. The last two videos are somewhat of a waste if you are wanting to learn about Sylenth however. I would have preferred more instruction on Sylenth than Ableton!
Date published: 2019-11-25
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