Breathy flute sound from War of The Worlds (Jeff Wayne)
I’m trying to make that breathy flute sound from War of The Worlds by Jeff Wayne.
So far I’ve played around with a Bass Station 2 to get the sound:
Osc 1: Sine Wave 4′
Osc 2: Sine Wave 8′
Noise: about 1/4 on
No Sub Osc
Filter about 60%
LFO Triangle about 3
Set Aftertouch to LFO Pitch about 3
Set Mod wheel to nearly bottom (off)
Set glide as required
use Mod wheel to get that vibrato when you hold the note
The problem I’m getting is the breathy sound isn’t good at all (Noise side) and I can’t seem to get the 2 Oscillators set to the right pitch. I’ve tried using a second synth via MIDI (Arturia Minibrute) with just Noise and playing with the envelopes on the filter and amp to get more of a reaction – but the noise sound is crap.
I’ve managed to get it sounding a bit closer by using the second Analog synth (Minibrute) and playing with the BP filter on the BS2. Here’s a sample: