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Just got a MicroKorg XL - feeling discouraged with the sound

 
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fuzzgoth



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Just got a MicroKorg XL - feeling discouraged with the sound Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I got a Microkorg XL a couple of days ago and as I'm trying to learn it I'm feeling a little discouraged with the sounds, the presets aren't great honestly, at least they're not for what I want to do, I really want to do sounds similar to Crystal Castles (who used a microkorg), I really like those distorted vintage synths, but when I try to emulate the sounds it just comes off as cheap, and to make matters worse, there isn't a ton of support for the XL, there is for the of microkorg, but that's a different beast. Can anyone help me out here?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't listen to the band ,but I'm thinking distortion pedals?
Have not used an xl.Really like my original.Simple sounds with a vintage feel.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: what exact sound are you chasing? Reply with quote

what exact sound are you chasing?
I listened to a you tube on that band...
lots of synth sounds...
slice us a sound bite for the sound you are trying to make..

if I hear it I can help.

I use an O scope for looking at the sound and duplication of the wave form.
that is the best way!!
it sounded like they were using a decimator to clip the wave form
if that is the sound you were chasing.

so are you doing this for studio or for live performance?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: what exact sound are you chasing? Reply with quote

iowagold wrote:
what exact sound are you chasing?
I listened to a you tube on that band...
lots of synth sounds...
slice us a sound bite for the sound you are trying to make..

if I hear it I can help.

I use an O scope for looking at the sound and duplication of the wave form.
that is the best way!!
it sounded like they were using a decimator to clip the wave form
if that is the sound you were chasing.

so are you doing this for studio or for live performance?


i love the arp on this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqzIYZR1GA and the general feel of this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32udqal_lyQ

for now i'm only doing this in the studio, but maybe i could get out more in the future
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