Positif Synth School

Positif Synth School – Daft Punk “Human After All” sound

This is the first of a bunch of synth “how to’s” recreating famous sounds with our gear, we’re gonna call it “POSITIF SYNTH SCHOOL”!

First on this series is the main “ay” or “yeah” synth sound on Daft Punk’s “Human after all” track.

We recreated it on an Octave Cat synth from 1977-79 approx.

This baby is capable of so much crazy stuff!

The “Daft Patch” is made cross modulating one or both vcos (vco 1 to vco 2 and/ or viceversa) plus putting the filter on the verge of self oscillation while it’s being modulated by one vco (filter FM). The “ay and “ya” vocal sounds are made manually tweaking the PWM (pulse width modulation) knob of the square wave. Moving the filter frequency knob also yields interesting “vocal” results.

There’s no need to have an Octave Cat though. If you have a synth with similar characteristics (cross modulation, self oscillating filter with fm, and pwm on one oscillator) you might be able to achieve similar results.

Vocal Daft Synth Maschine Groups (27 Mb) 


  1. I’ve only made commentary on HelloSamples over on the Maschine forum, so I figured I should make at least one comment here to tell you guys how awesome you are.

    Much love from Los Angeles, keep up the great work.

    1. No man! Ésta vez el kit es tocho y está programado como multisample para Maschine..
      Hacerlo para MPC ubiera sido una perdida de tiempo y de espacio…no quieres que un PGM te gaste 40MB de la poca RAM que tienes en el MPC.

      Pero bájatelos igualmente y hazte un mini kit de MPC que los “Wahhsss” Analógicos están realmente chulos!

    1. All samples are in Wav format (44100 / 24 bits for the maschine versions, and 16 bits for the MPC ones) You just have to load them on the MO8 😉