Last night I had this idea to create a fun experimental retro preset for ANA 2, and after noodling around for a little while, here we have it …SynthWave Machine! This preset is best experienced using the Mod Wheel and one key only, especially within the C2 to C4 range. This preset includes 3 new Morphable Wavetables, and 1 Retro Drum machine Loop:
- Ah Ee III* – used as a morphed LFO synth effect
- Hi Sub Warbler* – used as a morphed LFO drifting bass
- Twister* – used as the Pad, and Mod Wheel twists it away
- YIS-SynthWave** – a nostalgic Kawai R50 drum machine rhythm
To install just add the content within the folder structure I’ve placed in order for you within this package.
WINDOWS Users : C:\ProgramData\Sonic Academy\ANA 2\
MACOS Users : yourmacosHDD/Library/Application Support/Sonic Academy/ANA 2/
As you will soon find out, this preset is a “one trick pony”, but was fun to create and play around with. I hope you all enjoy the preset, and find use for the new Wavetables within your future projects.
Used in the creation of this preset:
Update 11/24/2018: It’s always essential when you’re creating such a large bank of sounds for any synthesizer to remind yourself to consistently go back through your creations and play them like you’ve never owned them. So I, once again found this sound, and said “Hey …The play-ability isn’t synchronized!” …Like cooking, you need to add the right spices! So I added a touch of ATTACK within the many available spaces, and whammo! It can finally keep up with your fingers! Sound Designing is fun! If you’re having trouble with sync, just re-download the preset, and replace. Oh and let me know what you think (I know yer gonna push this toy, but hey, it’s still a “one trick pony” …Hint: one finger not using Mono Mode lol 😀 This preset was inspired from my Ensoniq Mirage days 😉 ).
Custom Content for this expansion so far (click an image to enlarge)…
Single Cycle Wavs:
Samples (respective owners of samples listed by initial):