How to Make A Techno Bass with Sylenth1

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Over the past year I have been hearing a increasing amount of moog style bass sounds in techno. It is usually using 2 saw waveforms with 1 being slightly detuned. There is also a lot of movement from the filter cutoff that can give a track a moody feel.

What I’m going to show you in this months how to video is how to create the bass sound with Sylenth1. The preset and drums in the videos are from our Underground Techno sample pack that will be out at the end of August 2014.

How to make cymbals with sylenth1

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How to make cymbals with sylenth1

For this months how to tutorial, I have again used the highly popular ultra versatile synth Sylenth1 from Lennar Digital. I have taken it upon myself to create some techno cymbals that will add that sparkle and shine to any dull production.

The sound in “How to make cymbals with sylenth1” can be highly modified to help set a variety of different cymbal sounds by just modulating two parameters.

 

The drums from the how to video are from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack.

 

And if you like this how to  dont forget to check out our youtube channel for lots more.

 

Producer Essentials Minimal Techno

Producer Essentials Minimal Techno Contains three of Spf Samplers top selling Minimal Techno sample packs. This mammoth sample pack includes Funky Minimal, Minimal Tech Beats and Underground Funky Minimal.

Also included in producer essentials minimal techno sample pack is a bonus pack of massive presets, sylenth1 presets, moog minitaur loops, midi loops and some well sculpted drum hits.

Overall Producer Essentials Minimal Techno contains 1.38GB of loops, hits and presets. With this sample pack at your arsenal you will be producing minimal hits in no time.

There is a vast array of sounds in this minimal techno sample pack, overall there are 928 loops 697 hits, 48 presets and 22 midi loops. So you have a extensive range of sounds to work from.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 now 25 % off

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 is now on sale for 25% off.

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Get this chart topping presets pack for a fraction of the original price. Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 is full of deep, dark and dirty Sylenth1 presets custom-built for tech house, deep house and techno productions, featuring 200 precision-programmed bass, leads, keys, pad, FX, arpeggios, & synths plus 88 Midi files for melodic inspiration.

For more info on Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 click here

 

 

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets

Exclusive to Beatport and Sounds to Sample.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets is a sylenth1 preset pack full of techno stabs, lush organic keys and bouncy deep bass presets. Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets gives you every thing you need to create deep underground techno, deep tech, techno, tech house, minimal and underground house.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets includes 108 presets. All the presets in Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets are organized into banks to allow you to maintain your work flow. The banks are split up by Arp & Sequences, Bass, Extras, (Drums and Effects), Keys and Synths.

Also for added creative control there is 39 customizable midi files. Included are bass, keys and synths midi files. These are a nice compliment to the presets they are customized for.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets only includes sylenth1 presets and midi files. Note that the tops of in the demo come from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack (thou all the kicks are from Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets) .

The collection is compatible with all versions of Sylenth1 v2.02 and higher (PC and Mac).

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets Preview 1

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Heres a preview of the new SYLENTH1 DEEP & TECH PRESETS pack that will be out next week.

Exclusive to Beatport and Sounds to Sample.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets is a sylenth1 preset pack full of techno stabs, lush organic keys and bouncy deep bass presets. Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets gives you every thing you need to create deep underground techno, deep tech, techno, tech house, minimal and underground house.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets includes 108 presets. All the presets in Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets are organized into banks to allow you to maintain your work flow. The banks are split up by Arp & Sequences, Bass, Extras, (Drums and Effects), Keys and Synths.

Also for added creative control there is 39 customizable midi files. Included are bass, keys and synths midi files. These are a nice compliment to the presets they are customized for.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets only includes sylenth1 presets and midi files. Note that the tops of in the demo come from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack (thou all the kicks are from Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets) .

The collection is compatible with all versions of Sylenth1 v2.02 and higher (PC and Mac).

How to… Make a Dub Tech Stab with Sylenth1

How to… Make a Dub Tech Stab in Sylenth1

Our goal here is to make a dub tech stab with sylenth1 and only sylenth1. Over the past few years the dub tech stab is being heard more and more in the underground house and techno scene. So i thought it was about time to make a how to video on how to make a dub tech stab with my favorite soft synth sylenth1.

All the drums in the “How to… Make a Dub Tech Stab in Sylenth1” video come from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack

Kaap De Goede Hoop Q&A

Q&A with Kaap De Goede Hoop

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On the back of Kaap De Goede Hoop (roughly translated as “Keep the Good Hope”) new release on Spf Samplers “Deep Minimal Sylenth1 Presets”,  we decided to get a further insight to see what makes the boys tick.

Q: When creating a track, do you prefer to use loops or single hits?

A: Both… But at right now we mostly use loops. Out of the loops we cut the elements that we like. Most of the time that’ll be 1 or maybe 2 elements. The loops help us to hear a particular sound in a context, sometimes it’s harder to hear the potential in a single shot.

The usage of a loop is more for inspiration for when we start a track. And once we have the idea down, then we’ll end up replacing the loop with single shots.

Q: What process do you go through when making a track? Do you start with the drums or synth sounds?

A: No particular order… what happens, happens. Just try to keep that “chemical reaction” of inspiration. So when you make a sound, you already get inspired for the next sound. In that case you always know what to do and don’t get stuck. And if you do get stuck…. it’s probably the wake up call to arrange your track. And if you still get stuck, go drastic. There’s a reason why there’s a “save as…” option in your daw.

Q: Do you use analogue or digital software, or a mix of both? Do you feel analogue makes a difference, and why?

A: We use both, everything has it’s purpose in the studio. When we have the feeling to use the Roland Space Echo 301, then we will. If a software delay can also do the trick, then why bother? The analogue stuff we have are quite characteristic, so we know when and why to use them. Sometimes people are asking us how to get that really old school kind of sound. What VST’s we use or how to EQ/compress. The only thing we say is : buy an Akai S950. Everything you put in there will get out straight old school, there’s a reason for that, probably your favorite artist with that old school sound has used an akai s950. Or maybe an MPC. If you want to have the sound of that age, go look for the machines of that age. In that way you’ll get ‘that’ sound.

So yeah, analogue makes a difference with digital. But everything has it’s sound. And you won’t get rid of it’s sound. If you want a moog kinda bassline, stop trying to do that on a korg. You probably will get close, but it won’t be “it”

Q: If you could have any piece of music equipment what would it be and why?

A: A nice polyphonic analogue synth, something like the Korg Mono/Poly. Cause we don’t have any yet!

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Conscious produced

Q: Do you have any release coming up? what labels? what style?

A: Early 2013 there’ll be 2 releases coming up. A release on GEM Records, the imprint of Secret Cinema. And a release on Chameleon Recordings, the imprint of Steve Ward. The styles of the Ep’s are mostly Tech-House

To us the GEM release has a special track. It’s a analogue/digital jam we did with 2 other guys. It’s a track of 13 minutes and everything is improvised. It’s really edgy and far away from perfect as in production, but it’s alive! We know other people do the same in Ableton, but imagine you only have a 2 track left when you’ve recorded it. Editing is not really an option anymore.


The Chameleon EP is more like a crafted one. We spent quite some time on the sound of the tracks and that’s what we also like to do. A mix down can tell a story of it’s own in our opinion. Though there is 1 track on the EP that’s also an analogue jam! It’s more of an Electronica track and really dubby!


 

Q: How did you get started in making music?

A: Bobby started pretty early. In his teens he got hit by Hardstyle music. A typical dutch music style that’s spreading over the world right now. After listening some CD’s in his teens, he came to a point he wanted to create that kinda music on it’s own. As the years passed by his taste in music developed and changed. Now he’s more interested in the down tempo Detroit sound (J Dilla, Motown, etc.) and the dubby Berlin sound (Maurizio, Wax, etc.).

Robbert started with playing the guitar on an age of 8. 7 years later he wanted to start a band, but nobody near him was making music or playing an instrument, so he started out producing music. It was mostly Breakbeat/Triphop kinda music. Musical taste and vision developed and now he’s more into the dancefloor and ambient stuff.

Q: where did your inspiration come for the pack ? was there a certain direction you where going in with it?

A: It was the challenge to get really deep into the Sylenth1. Most of the sounds we’ve heard of the synth were pretty basic in our opinion. We thought there must be a bigger palette of sounds in that thing. And yes there is more then you hear lately. Because of this preset pack we know 99% how the Sylenth works.

The discovery of the sylenth1 came with a lot of sounds. Like you can make some really modular inspired sounds, though the synth doesn’t really look like a modular synth. Next to that we thought it would be fun to help out the starting producers a bit by making certain popular sounds of nowadays. Like the Crosstown rebels kinda basslines or the Kompakt kinda pads. Also we made some sounds that are really basic but nice to have like the ‘Shower’-preset. It’s a basic decaying white noise, but you can still tweak a lot on it. So you don’t have to find the best white noise out of all the other sample packs.

Q: If you could of made any track through out time what track would it be and why?

A: No idea actually…. but let’s go with Brian Eno – Music for Airports 1/1 for now. It’s a beautiful piece of music. It really represents a lot of feelings. It almost seems that the music adepts to your feelings at that specific moment. That might be the true power of the tune.

Q: You have used Sylenth1 to design this preset pack, why did you choice this synth? and is there any other synths you like to use?

A: It was a good challenge to get real deep into this synthesizer. It’s a really good tool, but it has it’s limits. A pretty basic synth with a lot of potential to good sounds. If the sylenth is too limited then we use the U-HE Z3bra. A real beast!!

Q: When making music do you have any special rituals ? Do you need any special drinks or food ?

A: A nice cup of tea and Facebook unfortunately.

Q: And finally on a lighter note, if you could be any animals which one would you be and why?

A: A dik-dik… woman love dik-dik’s.

LOL And before anyone gets any ideas this is a dik dik.

DIK DIK

If you have liked what you have read why not check out Kaap de Goede Hoop work via their home page and their facebook.

http://www.kaapdegoedehoop.net

https://www.facebook.com/kaapdegoedehoop

 

Deep Minimal Sylenth1 Presets

Exclusive to Beatport and Sounds to Sample.

Spf Samplers presents “Deep Minimal Sylenth1 Presets” which encompasses an underground minimalistic sound that is custom built for techno, minimal, deep tech and tech house. Whether you’re looking for bouncy bass sounds or quirky analog style synth lines, Deep Minimal is certain to fit your needs.

Inspiration for “Deep Minimal Sylenth1 Presets” has been taken from all aspect of the Techno and Minimal scene, including artists such as John Tejada, Maetrik, Deepchord,  WAX (Shed), Henrik Schwarz and labels such as Ostgut Ton, Innervisions and Kompakt.

Deep Minimal Sylenth1 Presets includes 200+ Sylenth1 presets.  The pack is organized into folders which include 26 Arp n Seq, 28 Bass, 28 FX, 27 Keys, 26 Lead, 26 Pad 26 Synths and 26 Extras, including claps, hi-hats and wide range of weird percussion sounds. All the presets are split up into banks to help your workflow.

Also included are 128 midi files, filled with funky basslines, deep keys and lush lead riffs. This really gives you full flexibility over the loop, allowing you to change the key tempo and velocity. So simply load up a preset in Sylenth1, drop in the midi and you’re ready to start creating a master piece.

Please note, the drums featured in the demo are not in the sample pack, this sample pack contains only Sylenth1 Presets. All the drums included in the demo are from Spf Samplers Organic Minimal House.

The collection is compatible with all versions of Sylenth1 v2.02 and higher (PC and Mac).

The presets are designed by: Kaap de Goede Hoop [KDGH]