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  1. Patrick
  2. MONTAGE
  3. Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Hello, my friends:

So, as far as I can remember I have been hearing these sounds, especially in the 80's and early 90's and always wanted to create it but like most musicians today, I used available samples and became lazy. However, I want to be able to create this myself but not certain how it works.

I am referring to the Portamento slides between keys or octaves.

Take a listen to the following songs below:

Keith Sweat - There You Go

Boyz II Men - 4 Seasons Of Loneliness

Bruno Mars - 24 Karat

I mean this sound is all over the 80's.

I want to be able to incorporate this into my songs using those sexy synth basses.

I currently own the Yamaha Montage 8 and an array of other keys.

Doing a google search, I see all kinds of suggestions that get me nowhere.

Thanks for your help!

P
Responses (2)
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
It's not portamento, just the pitch-bend. Decrease the range (e.g. -2 to -12)
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Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
It's not portamento, just the pitch-bend. Decrease the range (e.g. -2 to -12)


Thank you.
You know I have tried that before and did not get the desired results.

But, I will revisit and try based on your suggestion.

By the way, this is what someone else suggested I do to get those sounds:

1) Choose a monophonic synth sound.
2) Turn on legato triggering.
3) Adjust portamento and filter cutoff (not too bright!) to taste
4) Slide your fingers up and down the keys.
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