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“NUTBUSH” Synth Solo Tone Patch

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Hi all...

I’m looking for advice on how to build a patch on my HD500X to approximate the synth sound for the solo to Nutbush City Limits. It doesn’t have to be exact, just something that’s similar to that whistle type of synth sound. I’ve seen all the vids on YouTube but I haven’t found anything on that type of sound. I’m using a standard electric guitar, not a Variax.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Cheers.

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I don't know the sound on that track, but I had need of a growly synth pad sound the other day and found this video.

 

Antti has also uploaded the tones to CustomTone so if there is something along the lines of what you want you could tweak his.

 

 

 

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Thanks, but I’ve seen that one and I didn’t hear anything that’s quite like I’m after, although I will listen through it again. Your advice on tweaking something from there could be the answer.

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He uses pitch shifters in these patches, so perhaps for a whistle sound you could just shift higher.

 

I listened to a couple of versions of the track on Youtube but wasn't sure I could find the part you are talking about. Can you give a direct link?

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3 hours ago, johnlovesbeer said:

I’m looking for advice on how to build a patch on my HD500X to approximate the synth sound for the solo to Nutbush City Limits.

 

Not that we really care. But a link to what you are looking for is usually helpful when wanting help. 

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Sorry pianoguyy, my mistake. 50 year old song, played at almost every disco, wedding, and general function for 4 decades. I just thought people might instantly know it. Anyway, the sound I’m after starts at about the 1.30 minute mark

 

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8 hours ago, DolurumMafikala said:

He uses pitch shifters in these patches, so perhaps for a whistle sound you could just shift higher.

 

I listened to a couple of versions of the track on Youtube but wasn't sure I could find the part you are talking about. Can you give a direct link?

DolurumMafikala, thanks for that. You’ve put an idea in my head with the pitch shifter. I’ll have a crack at it asap 

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Hi,

 

According to Wikipedia that noise is Ike on a Moog.

 

This might be close enough. You have to play single notes for the Pitch Shifter to track, and I find it helps if you play on a single string and slide up and down rather than individually fretting the notes. It approximates that portamento(?) effect the synths can do.

 

You can also try swapping the Synth-O-Matic in this patch for a Growler and see if you prefer it.

 

DM.

 

 

Nutbush Synth.5xe

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Awesome DM! There are some tracking glitches there, but all in all, it’s good enough for me. I just needed it to be somewhere in the ball park and not sounding like a guitar. The Synth-O-Matic is definitely closer than the Growler so I’ll stick with that. I threw a Red Comp and an AC-15 in there, just to get some body and volume control.  Thank you so much for your input. It’s greatly appreciated!

I can see myself using more of that stuff in the future!

Cheers!!!!

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If the tracking glitches start to bug you you could take the Pitch Shifter out and keep the Synth-O-Matic. That way you will still get the synth sound which would give the overall feeling. Looks like there are zillion versions of this song so anything goes.

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