Tutorial "David Guetta - She Wolf" in Reason! (german, english subtitles)

Uploaded by ChrisSnowOfficial on 22.01.2013

Hi and welcome to another tutorial.
Today I'm gonna show you how to create the main synth of david guettas "she wolf".
I'm using Reason in combination with Record.
This also works fine with any other Reason version.
I begin with a blank new project.
First put the tempo to 130 bpm.
Then right click to create a combinator.
Add a Malström Synthesizer.
If your Malström don't look like this one, right click on the Malström and select "initialize patch".
We use both oscillators
so we turn on oscillator B.
Oscillator A is set to sawtooth 16
and oscillator B is set to sawtooth 4.
The Index slider of oscillator A is set to 64.
The index of oscillator B is set to 27.
Turn the decay of both oscillators to the maximum.
Switch of the filters.
Move the portamento knob to 26.
Now we have the raw sound of the synth.
Then I copy the prepared midi notes into the sequencer lane.
Send me a message or write into the comments if you want to get the midi files.
Let's check what the synth sounds like...
Not really a good sound yet.
Therefore we put in some effects.
First of all we put in some verb.
Right click on the Malström
and create a new RV7000.
Initialize the patch if you need to.
Move the Dry-Wet knob to 10 and the decay to around 10.
Add a Scream 4 distortion unit.
Turn the mode on Fuzz and P1 to around 105.
P2 is set to around 113.
Turn on the body section and move the knob to E.
The resonance is set to 14.
Also set the scale and auto to 14.
Damage Control is set to 12 so the sound is not to rough.
Also turn the master volume knob a little bit down to around 80
because the distortion unit adds a little bit volume.
Now we have distorted guitar sound of the original.
Add a compressor at the end for sidechain compression.
Use the MClass compressor.
This will make the synth pumping.
The original sound consists of one more synth.
So add another combinator for the second synth.
In this combinator add a line mixer 6:2.
Now add a Thor synthesizer and initialize the patch.
Open the Programmer by clicking on the according button.
Activate all 3 oscillators and put them to Multi-Oscillator.
In all 3 oscillators, use the fifth waveform.
Detune every oscillators a little bit.
Set the detune amount of the 3 oscillators to around 30.
Activate the routing buttons for the second and third oscillator
so that the sound goes through the first filter section.
Set the filter frequency to maximum and turn the resonance up to around 20.
Set the decay and sustain of the filter envelope to maximum.
Last switch on the delay and activate tempo sync.
Change the delay time to three sixteenth and
turn the feedback to around 20.
Again I copy the prepared midi notes.
Let's have a listen...
Sounds not bad, but something is still missing.
So add in another Thor synthesizer by
right clicking in the small black area under the first Thor.
Again initialize the patch.
Now it's time to check the cable routing
by pushing the Tab key on your keyboard.
It should look like this.
Both Thor should be connected to the first two channels of the mixer.
Somethimes a wrong connection could happen by clicking in the wrong areas or different preset options.
So check the cable routing every time your not sure that the automatic cable connection works.
Open the programmer of the second Thor.
This time we use two analog oscillators.
Route them through the first filter section.
Turn the waveform knob to square.
Turn the second oscillator to octave 3 for adding some deeper harmonics...
Turn the filter frequency of filter 1 to maximum and the resonance to around 20.
Turn on the decay and activate tempo sync.
Set the delay time to three sixteenth and the feedback to around 30.
Let's have a listen...
Again the sound needs a few effects...
So add a vocoder by right clicking on the mixer,
select create and add a BV512 Digital Vocoder.
Select the EQ mode for the vocoder and select 8 band.
Change the first 3 bands as shown
to cut out some low frequencies.
Move the shift knob to around 20 to brighten up the sound.
Again check the cable connections.
In this case everything is connected in the right way.
Both synths are connected to the mixer.
Then the signal goes through the vocoder and
from there to the combinator.
Somethimes Reason connects devices as send effects to the mixer.
In this case disconnect and rewire it as seen.
Now it's time for some EQing.
Add an equalizer by right clicking on the vocoder and select
the MClass Equalizer.
Activate the low shelf and
bring the gain down to around -12 db.
Boost up the high frequencies a little bit to around 1,7 db.
Activate the lo cut to cut out frequencies under 30 Hz.
This frequencies are not needed and only occupy space.
Finally add a compressor for sidechain compression.
Now we have the sound we're looking for.
Let's have a listen....
I think this is a good remake of the original sound.
Now it's your turn to fill in a kickdrum, a bass and some hats.
Here's a kickdrum with a simple 'four to the floor' beat.
>Oops, there went something wrong, I've forgot to bring the transport marker to the start of the loop! Sorry for that!:)<
This kickdrum is connected to
a Spider Audio Merger and Splitter.
So the sound of the kickdrum controls
the sidechain compression of the different compressors
we've added to the synths.
Easily connect the cable to the sidechain compressor.
For a nice pumping sound turn the threshold and the ratio know hard left and right.
Do the same with attack and release.
Turn up the gain a little bit.
Do the same with all sidechain compressors and play with the threshold, ratio, attack and release.
The first synth have some different sidechain settings.
This is the distorted guitar sound and should be a little more present then the other sounds.
So the threshold and ratio setting are a little bit smoother.
Finally I added a simple bass sound.
The bass sound is routed through an eq and a sidechain compressor.
Now have a listen to the sound without and with the bass...
I hope you had fun with this little tutorial.
Please leave some comments, subscribe to my channel or send me a message.
Tell me which synth you want me to remake and show you.
That's a lot of fun to me.
Hope to see you next time with another tutorial.
Bye Bye