Whistle-Like Synth

Discussion in 'how to make "that" sound' started by Venom3, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Venom3

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    Hello everyone!
    I'm new to synths and I'd love to find out how to make one that sounds similar to these types of Lead Whistle melodies from Metroid Prime:

    (1:12)
    (00:00 and 00:39)

    I know they originally came from a KORG MS2000. If you check the following link and listen to the "F12 - Past Mind" Preset example, that's pretty much exactly what I am after. "A12 - Turn Wheel" sounds great too!

    http://www.synthmania.com/ms2000.htm
    http://www.synthmania.com/Korg MS2000/Audio/Factory Patches/F12 - Past Mind.mp3
    http://www.synthmania.com/Korg MS2000/Audio/Factory Patches/A12 - Turn Wheel.mp3

    I got my hands on Serum recently, could someone explain how to do it there? Or if you have a similar Preset that I could then reverse-engineer myself that would also be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. Baxter

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    Sine wave. Monophonic. Portamento/glide. Reverb.
     
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    Just make it a monophonic synth and add portamento. You could automate the portamento or glide time too.
     
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    Maybe rather a triangle than a sine wave?
     
  6. Baxter

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    Maybe. Or maybe a SineSquare wavetable. A sine with a tad square modulated in.
    All up to taste.

    Or maybe white noise with a (100%) key-tracked bandpass with very high resonance (self-oscillating, or very close to it).
     
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    Realiwhistle(Kontakt)

     
  8. Venom3

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    Okay everyone, thank you very much! I'm gonna try play around with the thingies you suggested! Doesn't sound it's too difficult, but I don't wanna jinx it :D
     
  9. Technetic

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    I have a special affection for Daedalus VSTi (a free one), It has a very analog sounding, and very inspiring presets, there is a bank (or 2) that have a preset named Whistle and (some) Whistle, that have a very similar sound, I use this preset because is very moving if you know how to use it.
     
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