How to make a rising synth sound with Z3TA+2.
This tutorial will show you how to make a rising synth sound with Z3TA+2.
Here is an example of the sound we will be making.
Load up z3ta. Turn on oscillator #1 and select the Vintage Saw waveform.
Set the mode to multi sync and turn up the spread knob
Adjust the ADSR envelope to taste. We want the sound to sustain.
Adjust the octave of osc1 to +1
Add another oscillator to enhance the detuning effect.
The second oscillator should have the same waveform and spread knob turned up.
Adjust the transpose setting of OSC 2 to +7 and the octave to +1
In order to make the sound rise we need to use modulation.
We will adjust envelope #1 to modulate the pitch of all the oscillators simultaneously.
Click on EG1 and turn the knobs all the way up. The amount will determine the speed of the effect.
Set the modulation source to EG1.
Turn the range up.
Set the curve to PITCH 4 OCT
Set the destination to All OSC Pitch.
This is what it should sound like so far.
Z3ta has nice effects to fatten up the sound.
Click on the effects tab.
We will add Chorus and reverb to the sound
Here is what the effects sound like
It is possible to make the sound stutter by modulating the volume with an LFO.
Turn on LFO1 by selecting a waveform (such as square)
Adjust the speed and amount to taste
Select LFO1 as the modulation source. Turn the range up to taste.
Set the curve to PITCH 4 OCT. Set the destination to Main Volume.
See the screenshot below
This is what the LFO sounds like.
Z3TA is capable of different LFO shapes above and beyond any other software synthesizer. Experiment with different shapes on your own.
Also changing the waveforms of the Oscillator will enable you to achieve a different sound. And it is possible to use up to 6 waveforms with Z3TA. Experiment on your own.
If you are looking for synth riser presets for Z3TA, you can find some here.