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Top 20+ Sylenth Tutorials 2022

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  1. Huge Future House Bass with Sylenth
  2. OVO Bell Synth In Sylenth
  3. Better Main Room Leads In Sylenth
  4. Sylenth 3.0 New Features
  5. OVO/Hip Hop Bass
  6. Distortion Pro Tips For Sylenth
  7. Sylenth Master Filter Tips and Tricks
  8. Electric Guitar Emulation In Sylenth
  9. Chill OVO Pad
  10. Get Clearer Sounds With Pitch Modulation in Sylenth
  11. Breath New Life Into Outdated Sylenth Sounds
  12. Stereo Widening Tips In Sylenth
  13. Future Progressive Lead In Sylenth
  14. Mono Legato Modes In Sylenth
  15. Better Leads With Phase Vibrato in Sylenth
  16. Learn How To Make Stacked Chords in Sylenth
  17. Analog Circuits Emulation in Sylenth
  18. Sylenth Version 3.03
  19. Amp Envelope VS Mod Envelopes in Sylenth
  20. Velocity Sensitivity in Sylenth

1. Huge Future House Bass with Sylenth

In this tutorial Echo Sound Works shows you how to use Sylenth’s distortion and FX to create a huge sounding Future House bass.

With a Virtual Analog subtractive style synthesizer you’re going to have limited waveforms to sculpt your sound. You need to find another part of the synth to make a typical sound more interesting. Sylenth has some great sounding FX that will help you do just that!

This bass without the distortion just sounds like your typical Deep House bass, but with the Foldback distortion and some ENV Modulation, it turns into a gritty Future House bass.


2. OVO Bell Synth In Sylenth

In this video, Echo Sound Works shows you how to create a really chill bell synth in Sylenth. It’s a great sound for various genres like Hip Hop, RnB, Future RnB and genres of EDM like Chillstep, Deep House and more.

The most important aspect of trying to create a bell sound in a synth is to be aware of the amp envelope settings. If you get those wrong, it won’t sound like a bell, but a synth.

Check out the video to hear it in action!


3. Better Main Room Leads In Sylenth

Main Room leads in Sylenth are pretty straight forward to make. There are a couple things you can do to set yourself up for success more often.

I would define the current Main Room scene as having drops that use a lead which will play just a few notes or one note over and over. Usually a Main Room lead will be monophonic.

I decided to make a list of of some simple steps that make your Main Room leads in Sylenth sound fuller.

1.) Set a higher than normal release point in the AMP ENV – this will give something for a side chain compressor to grab. It also helps fill any gaps between notes.

2.) Modulate the Cut Off with a MOD ENV – this is an important one. Depending on how you do this, your Main Room leads in Sylenth will sound like the Animals pluck or a big supersaw sound. It also helps to know how you intend to play your drop.

3.) Gated reverb – You can do this inside of Sylenth (TEMPO SYNC REVERB SYLENTH) or you can use a third party plugin like I did in this video. Don’t skip this step as it really helps fill out the lead!


4. Sylenth 3.0 New Features

In this video Echo Sound Works covers some of the new features in Sylenth1 version 3.009. Which finally works natively in 64 bit on Mac/OSX.


5. OVO/Hip Hop Bass

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works shows you how to create a OVO/Hip Hop bass in Sylenth.

There are a few important characteristics of this bass sound that help make it sound unique. Without these, it’s just a saw bass.

1.) Glide/Portamento – the amount should be determined by how you ultimately end up playing the bass in context of a song.

2.) Negative MOD ENV1 Cut Off Value – This helps create a unique attack and decay to the bass sound.

3.) Adding the FX – Again, this bass is only two oscillators using a basic saw waveform. You gotta pretty it up somehow.


6. Distortion Pro Tips For Sylenth

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works shows you how to use the distortion effect in Sylenth to make more creative sounds.

In some synths, distortion is just something that makes a sound louder and dirtier. However, the distortion FX in Sylenth are very musical sounding.

Sylenth has 5 types of distortion and each module has it’s own sonic flavor. Some work best on basses and leads that need to be huge and gritty while others work well to add some warmth and subtle character.

In this video I go over how I like to use certain types of distortions for basses, leads and plucks.

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


7. Sylenth Master Filter Tips and Tricks

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works walks through the Sylenth master filter section and how to use it properly.

The Sylenth master filter is where, in my opinion, a lot of the magic happens. Lets face it, Sylenth is a fairly limited soft synth when it comes to filter types and settings. Your only options are lowpass, bandpass and highpass. The Sylenth master filter though, allows you to expand the sound of each filter by quite a bit.

The Sylenth master filter section allows you to control the settings like the cut off frequency or resonance of Filter A or B with just one knob. This is useful because it allows for quick modulation, automation and even allows you the freedom to sculpt your sound without fear of making it worse.

One of the coolest features in the Sylenth master filter section is the Keytrack knob. This basically tunes the cut off frequencies by pitching them to the key or keys being played.

Check out the video to hear how this works!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


8. Electric Guitar Emulation In Sylenth

In this tutorial Echo Sound Works shows you how to use Sylenth to create an electric guitar sounding pluck.

A lot of genres like EDM, Pop and Hip Hop will often use synths to create an electric guitar sound. Sylenth is capable of creating a pretty convincing palm mute electric guitar pluck. It doesn’t sound 100% like the real thing, but that’s also kind of the point. It has it’s own sound that works really with EDM.

Equally as important as the sound itself is how you play your MIDI. I always have to go in and edit my MIDI regions to get them to sound more like an electric guitar. Check out the video to see how this is done!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


9. Chill OVO Pad

In this tutorial, learn how to flex Sylenth’s ambient side with this chill OVO pad.

If you don’t know what OVO is, it’s a subset of urban pop/RnB music. Popular acts include Drake, The Weekend and more.

OVO pads typically omit a lot of the high frequency content found in other genres like EDM. It gives them a very dark and chill feel.


10. Get Clearer Sounds With Pitch Modulation in Sylenth

Echo Sound Works shows you how to make clean up multiple oscillator sounds using pitch modulation in Sylenth.

Any sound that is made up of 4 oscillators can lose clarity. Applying pitch modulation in Sylenth is a great way to do this make a thick sound a little bit clearer sounding.

Besides using the MIX sliders to adjust the overall volume of PART A or PART B, you can apply negative or positive pitch modulation in Sylenth to create a nice level of separation and clarity.

The most important thing to remember when doing this is to decide which section of the sound, PART A or PART B, is most important. This will help determine what polarity of modulation you apply to the sound. Either negative or positive.

Check out the tutorial to hear how pitch modulation in Sylenth can make multiple oscillator sounds clearer!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


11. Breath New Life Into Outdated Sylenth Sounds

Echo Sound Works shows you how to breath new life into outdated Sylenth sounds. Perfect for resurrecting an old soundset!

We’ve all probably got hundreds if not thousands of Sylenth presets and banks. At this point, I feel it’s a safe bet to make that there are more Sylenth sounds out there than any other synth. Maybe Massive would be a close second.

But what happens when a soundset becomes outdated? You can apply these tips and tricks to breath new life into almost any Sylenth sound.

To apply these ideas to almost any sound, just be aware what makes a current sounding bass, lead pluck or whatever it may be so you have a good place to start. With this lead for instance, I added some LFO modulation to give it more depth and movement, which seems to be in at the moment in Progressive. But most times, all it will take are a few MOD ENVELOPES active, maybe an interesting effect or two and some performance modulations. Remember, Sylenth only has so many waveforms so the creative side of sound design in it happens elsewhere!

Check out the video to hear how you can improve Sylenth sounds that may feel outdated!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


12. Stereo Widening Tips In Sylenth

I wanted to put a few tips for stereo widening in Sylenth in one video. These techniques will work with leads, basses and even plucks.

1.) Pan some of your oscillators to different positions. This is especially helpful on sounds that use 3-4 oscillators.

2.) Don’t forget to try out FX like Phaser and Flanger. These two effects can add a good amount of stereo widening in Sylenth.

3.) Modulating the pan positions. This is the most interesting technique for stereo widening in Sylenth in that you can use either the MOD ENV or an LFO to modulate the pan. I like using a slow moving LFO to modulate the pan position of each active oscillator. This is a subtle, yet powerful tool for adding stereo depth to any sound.


13. Future Progressive Lead In Sylenth

In this tutorial, learn how to make a future/progressive style lead in Sylenth.

This is a great sound to build with.

They key to getting this Future Progressive lead dialed in with Sylenth is to use to Modulation Envelopes that both modulate the same Cut Off. In this case Filter A.


14. Mono Legato Modes In Sylenth

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works covers the different Mono Legato modes in Sylenth.

Sylenth technically has three Mono Legato modes, but the manual will only discuss two. The two actual modes are ‘Normal’ and ‘Slide’. These will tell Sylenth how to handle the portamento or glide styles. In Slide mode for instance, every key press will trigger the portamento, while in Normal mode, only overlapping key presses will.

The third ‘mode’ is simply restricting the polyphony count to 1 voice. Turn up the Portamento and you have a third Mono Legato mode in Sylenth. The benefit of this method is that the oscillator waveforms can retrigger.


15. Better Leads With Phase Vibrato in Sylenth

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works shows you how to make better leads with Phase vibrato in Sylenth. A very popular effect in EDM!

Vibrato is defined as a rapid and slight variation in pitch. Sylenth doesn’t have a built in vibrato effect but you can create it by modulating the pitch with an LFO. However, there is another interesting effect, Phase vibrato in Sylenth, that can really thicken up a lot of sounds.

It sounds a bit like vibrato but it isn’t actually changing the pitch it is modulating the phase of your waveform(s). Phase vibrato in Sylenth will also get that sound you here EDM artists like Zedd and Calvin Harris use with their lead sounds.

It’s really simple to set up. Modulate PHASE AB in the first or second LFO. For monophonic leads, use quicker rates and keep it on a sine shape. For polyphonic sounds it helps to use a little slower rates.

Combining a slow Phase vibrato lead with a fast one is a great way to thicken up a section of a mix.

Check out the video to hear how Phase vibrato in Sylenth sounds!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


16. Learn How To Make Stacked Chords in Sylenth

Echo Sound Works shows you how to make stacked chords in Sylenth.Fundamental sounds for House, Deep House and Garage!

If you’ve ever listened to a Deep House track chances are you’ve heard stacked chords. They originated with the birth of House and Deep House. Basically, back in the day producers would sample a minor or major chord and then pitch that sampled chord up and down over the keys. So every key played made a chord sound. That technique has been a staple to a lot of House genres to this day.

Making stacked chords in Sylenth is really easy to do. You can apply these tips to any sound.

First, find or make a 3 to 4 oscillator preset that is using both PART A and PART B. You need both parts to create stacked chords in Sylenth because any chord requires three or more notes.

All you have to do is pitch the note values up in the note box to create a chord in the 3 to 4 oscillators that are active.

To make a minor chord you need to have one oscillator set to 0, one set to +3 and the other set to +7. That will create a minor chord in root positions.

Inversely, to create a major stack all you have to do is pitch the +3 up to +4.

Check out the video to see how to make stacked chords in Sylenth that have 4 notes like a Minor 7th chord.

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


17. Analog Circuits Emulation in Sylenth

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works shows you some quick tips to make Sylenth sound a little less digital by emulating analog circuits.

Even though the reason we all love Sylenth is because of it’s amazing digital filters, sometimes you just need a sound to be more “analog”.

By setting up some creative modulation, you can make Sylenth a little less digital and a little more analog. Perfect for adding the final touches to a good sound.


18. Sylenth Version 3.03

In this video, check out the new features in the recently updated version of Sylenth version 3.03


19. Amp Envelope VS Mod Envelopes in Sylenth

Echo Sound Works shows you the difference between the Amp Envelopes and the Mod Envelopes in Sylenth and when to use each.

Have you ever wondered when is the right time to use the Mod envelopes in Sylenth versus the Amp envelopes?

The Amp envelopes exist so you can quickly create your sound and make the bare bones of it respond how it’s suppose to. By that I mean, if you’re making a pad, then you are going to need to boost the Attack to make it sound like a pad. If you’re trying to make a pluck, then you’re going to adjust the Amp envelope settings to reflect that etc.

But what are those Mod envelopes in Sylenth for?

They are for strengthening your sounds. If you think of them like this, they remain a simple concept.

In this video, I use the Mod Envelopes in Sylenth to modulate the cut off to create some depth and movement to the sound. The key here is the actual sound doesn’t lose it’s foundational character.

Check out the video to hear how this works!

Cheers

Echo Sound W0rks


20. Velocity Sensitivity in Sylenth

In this tutorial Echo Sound Works shows you how to quickly make Sylenth velocity sensitive. This is a great tool for pads, plucks and leads!

All you have to do is modulate the Velocity as a source in the MSIC modulation slots and then choose a destination that makes sense for the specific sound. This may be Volume AB or Cut Off AB etc.


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