how to make or find epic leads

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Chimpazilla
 
Apr 15, 2012 (20:36)
Hi guys,

I want to make some great leads. I have a song where the lead changes often, so I need 5 or 6 killer leads. I'm not looking for screaming saws... but interesting, unique, rich and full sounds. For example, I have one lead I love, it is basically a bell sound with added delay and portamento (made with 3xosc preset called "lurk"). What about a brassy sound? A harpy one? A flutey one? Squarish one with some personality? Etc.

Do you have any wonderful presets for any FL synth (sytrus, harmor, toxic, 3xosc, ts404 etc) or a freebie synth (noizemaker, etc.)? Or, any words of advice on creating great leads?

Do you layer leads? Or do you typically just pick one great sound and work with the synth to make it complete? In which case, what are the characteristics you most like in a lead?

I realize this question has no definite answers... and that many of us struggle with leads... so just tell me your thoughts on this, let's discuss. (at least maybe I won't feel so alone with this struggle!) Thanks.

DJ Nobody
 
Apr 15, 2012 (21:14)
Chimpazilla wrote:Hi guys,I want to make some g...

Chimpazilla
 
Apr 15, 2012 (21:25)
DJ Nobody wrote:I layer them, and Ive got some ...

XponentOne
 
Apr 15, 2012 (22:12)
while you're there, look for DJ AuraQualic's pa...

StetEStilz
 
Apr 15, 2012 (22:31)
I layer my leads. Then I give each lead it's o...

LEWENHAUPT
 
Apr 15, 2012 (23:47)
my leads usually end up being up to 8 different...

Chimpazilla
 
Apr 16, 2012 (4:29)
Great advice guys, thanks so much, and thanks f...

StetEStilz
 
Apr 16, 2012 (4:45)
Chimpazilla wrote:thanks for the presets tooIs ...

Chimpazilla
 
Apr 16, 2012 (6:21)
StetEStilz wrote:Chimpazilla wrote:thanks for t...

StetEStilz
 
Apr 16, 2012 (7:23)
I have a layer preset for you if you're interes...

DJ Nobody
 
Apr 16, 2012 (8:14)
Chimpazilla wrote:StetEStilz wrote:Chimpazilla ...

6300byte
 
Apr 16, 2012 (9:38)
Well, I like leads that are evolving sounds, so...
Last edited by 6300byte on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

m@RV
 
Apr 16, 2012 (10:11)
Also try layering different synths (not just pa...

Chimpazilla
 
Apr 16, 2012 (19:03)
I'm off and running on fixing my lead layers. ...

Its Clipping
 
Apr 17, 2012 (4:31)
Chimpazilla wrote:I'm off and running on fixing...

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