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Bigwan
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I've asked this in the Recording forum but this might be a better place for it...

 

I don't have the first clue about synth sounds but want to introduce more synthy elements in my tunes. I can hear in my head the sound I want, but haven't a clue how to get there. Anyone have any shortcuts? A wonderful online database of searchable songs and plugins one could use to recreate their sounds would be marvelous! 

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Just to throw a couple of TOTALLY unrelated names out

 

- VOLA

- Chvrches

 

Not talking about bass synth pedals - I'm specifically looking for DAW plugins for home recording. 

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3 hours ago, BigRedX said:

What DAW are you using?

 

Most of the major DAWs come with at least one synth plug-in which should get you started and let you work out what features you need.

 

Reaper - I know some folks think it a bit Mickey Mouse, but I've had good results so far with it.

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According to the documentation, Reaper comes with "ReaSynth : basic synthesizer", so start by getting to grips with that (I assume there will be some details about how it works in the manual) and then start looking at others once you've worked out the limitations and what extra features you need.

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