How To Make - Synthwave with Bluffmunkey / 1454

I thought I mentioned it in one of the later videos, but he told me he was using an SM7b straight into a Focusrite 18i20. Nothing special at all!

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@phil_johnston @Bluffmunkey appreciate the replies. Yeah, I’m suspecting TLM 103 is more accurate, since that mic has a higher frequency profile than the SM7b. Also he literally did not do any levelling at all on his vocals?! Mind blowing how consistent he was then. I’ve never come across such clean vocals from just a straight mic to interface performance. Hats off for sure. :slight_smile:

Great course and something I really enjoyed watching. Thanks guys!

One thing I could have wanted more would be Bluffmunkey to dive deeper into those synthsounds and sort of reverse engineer them a bit for us who don’t have ANA or might maybe want to recreate them in other synths.



If you check out Tech Tips 57 there are several videos in there specific to sound design and syntwave, using various different synths.


Brilliant, thank you! :slight_smile:

Ah thanks so much for letting me know. I’m honoured you like it! :slight_smile:

I recently came across an awesome patch collection from Michael Oakley for the TAL-UNO-LX synth. One of the bass patches was super close to the legendary Polysix. :slight_smile:

This was a super-helpful course - thanks so much for mak\ing it available to us.

This course series was so badass!!! Great information and the song is just brilliant. Question on the sounds. Are those ANA2 patches part of the default patch set for the synth, or is that a separate “Synthwave” pack?

Actually a combination of the Synthwave pack and possibly a few from the retro/famous pack.

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Defenitly loved this whole tutorial! It is very thourough and a must do for any beginner.