Make ‘Good-Smelling, Reliable’ Dutch-Style Synth Leads With Absynth

In this tutorial, via DubSpot, sound design instructor Evan Sutton (aka Astrolith) demonstrates how to create Dutch-style synth sounds with Native Instruments Absynth.

Here’s what Sutton has to say about the tutorial:

Dutch-style synth leads are useful for many different types of music aside from dutch house.

The characteristics of a Dutch-style synth sound are useful for many different types of music aside from dutch house. These days, we’re hearing these sounds in many far reaching styles of electronic music. There are a handful of specific techniques that will help you get your foot in the door with a sound like this. The fun part is building new and unique textures around these parameters. The key here is to create a rubbery, smooth sound using lots of glide and a long release on the amplitude envelope. Then, to maintain the groove and accentuate the rhythm, we’ll explore different ways to add emphasis to each note played.

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