Hi! My name is Francois, and today we're looking at the lead sound of “Consciousness” with Wavetable - everything Ableton “in the box”. The lead sound consists out of two instances of Wavetable. We have this MIDI information being played:
These are two layered sounds together:
We are sending those into a bunch of send reverbs and an overdrive.
Let's quickly look at how the sound is set up:
We’re using Wavetable with a saw wave and a bit of release - 600 ms - and two voices in the Random Note Unison mode.
Then we’re adding a second saw wave two octaves below:
We need a filter with Envelope 2 applied to the Frequency:
Another nice feature we can add is adding some LFO modulation to the filter frequency.
We are applying plenty of effects on top of the sound:
- EQ low-end clean up
- OTT 21% Dry/Wet
- EQ - removing resonances
- Sidechain compression
- “Overdrive” Return Channel (Slap Delay, Saturation, Erosion, Reverb, EQ Eight, Sidechain)
- “Hall Reverb” Return Channel (EQ Low-end clean up, Reverb (Large Shimmer Plate), Compression, Sidechain)
The second layer is similar - it plays exactly the same MIDI. We’re adding more harmonics with a Saw Harmonics wavetable (“Modern” modulation style with 40% Warp). We’re opening up the filter here a bit more to let through our bright new harmonics.
Effects applied to layer 2:
- EQ Clean-up
Here are our two layers layered:
A lot of options here - quite a complex sound!
Make sure to see our Wavetable preset pack with more sounds like this!
I hope to see you next time.