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.
DOWNLOAD HERE: Vocal Daft Synth Maschine Groups (27 Mb)