You are here

How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

For fans of synths, pianos or keyboard instruments of any sort.

Moderator: Moderators

How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

Postby barthosg » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:38 pm

Can anyone help me out with this leadsynth sound in Tori Kelly's Masterpiece?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8yIavUd778 (1:58)

To me it seems like a simple mono sine wave with a glide and kind of a wah-wah on it but I'm getting stuck with creating it. Can someone help me out on this one?
barthosg
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:18 pm

Re: How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:48 pm

It's clearly not a sinewave since that only has a fundamental and no harmonics, but there's something obviously filter-y going on which can only work with harmonics. So I'd guess at a filtered square wave source, possibly with a fairly deep notched phaser or flange effect.
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 30182
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound
In my world, things get less strange when I read the manual... 

Re: How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm

To my ears the source is more like an electric piano, something Rhodes-like but with a slower attack in the amplitude EG. Processed through a notch or band-pass filter with flanging, wah-wah or phasing.
User avatar
Eddy Deegan
Moderator
Posts: 5591
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Brighton & Hove, UK
Some of my works
The SOS Forum Album projects
 

Re: How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

Postby Dave B » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:59 am

Sounds like a minimoog type lead also being played in unison with a piano. There's also a couple of parts playing. but to me, it's more like a typical 70s mini lead sound
User avatar
Dave B
Jedi Poster
Posts: 5788
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Maidenhead
Veni, Vidi, Aesculi (I came, I saw, I conkered)

Re: How to make this synth lead sound of Tori Kelly's 'Masterpiece'?

Postby barthosg » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:42 am

Thanks for all your response! Working on it :-)
barthosg
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:18 pm