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Author Topic: How To Create 'Telstar' sound?  (Read 2151 times)

UncleToad

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How To Create 'Telstar' sound?
« on: September 30, 2012, 06:11:35 pm »
Hi guys
I heard the old Telstar instrumental on the radio recently and thought it would be great to get that same sound on my Minibrute.
But I'm struggling to reproduce it.   I think on the original record they used a clavioline which was an early organ/synth device. It sounds like a square wave with a lot of vibrato, but I just can't get it right.

Any pointers on how to achieve that sound?
cheers

UncleToad

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Re: How To Create 'Telstar' sound?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 12:35:39 pm »
Hi guys

Further to my previous message about how to create the Telstar sound, I have made some progress with it.  Attached is a photo showing the knob positions I used.   It kind of sounds like the original, but its a little too smooth, but I can't think of a way to get a harsher sound unless I stick it through an external distortion pedal.  Note that you need a slight touch of vibrato using the mod wheel.

Maybe you could try it yourselves and have a play with it. You might be able to get it closer than I can.
I look forward to hearing what you can come up with.

All the best

eole

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Re: How To Create 'Telstar' sound?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 04:47:39 pm »
is it this track : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrEPzsx1gQ ?
i guess so :)

i think you have to switch your filter to band pass mode and to add a little noise oscillator.
the attack also have to be a little smoother.
no glide.
i used the lfo in random mode to modulate the pitch - on a light basis-.

at the end, a reverb and an external hi pass filter - wich could be the EQ of your mixer - will help a lot.

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Re: How To Create 'Telstar' sound?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 05:28:28 pm »
Yes, that video is the tune I am talking about.

It's a very coarse sound (squarewave?) and quite hard to get the Minibrute to match it


 

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