Beautiful keys and deep chords: Earworm's sounds for Curve 2
Earworm's rich and detailed presets are always a huge enrichment to the community. With great love to detail he created many beautiful sounds, including a collection of great key sounds and some fantastic deep chords.
As with all of Curve's sounds, Earworm's sounds are free to all users — even if you're playing with Curve's fully functional demo version
Cableguys: Please tell us shortly how long you are making music and when you have started to design sounds?
I play guitar (badly — damn these stubby fingers!) since I was a kid and got interested in the weird and wonderful world of sound design about five years ago.
What do you like most about Curve 2 and what makes it unique in your opinion?
The online preset database is a neat idea.
I like to use Curve for pads, stabs, dub effects, wub wub basses, electric pianos, bells, choirs — everything!
Which of your own presets is your favorite?
Not exactly a single preset, but I'm pleased with the trick I discovered for building chorded patches of up to six notes. I turned each oscillator into an interval by drawing and mixing "mutli-duty-cycle" waveforms. Do that with each oscillator and then tune them relatively to one another and it's possible to get some quite complex chords.
Have a look at, for example, "Chord - Deep Ninth" in the preset database.
Do you have any suggestion to users of Curve 2?
Try turning something up to eleven, try extreme settings that ought not to work — sometimes they do!
Experiment with different filters types in parallel, in series, different filters on different oscillators, the same filter in parallel but with opposite modulation, or with high resonance and offset cutoff for formants.
And check Sound on Sound's "Synth Secrets
" — it is well worth a read for those interested in an analytical approach to sound design.
Last but not least: Upload your best presets to the database!
Listen to Earworm's presets. Everything is the unchanged sound of Curve, even the drums, without any additional effects:
To get Earworm's new sounds, just open Curve 2
, hit the Sync button and you can check them out for yourself!
And watch out for more presets from other sound designers to come, getting the most out of Curve 2's versatility.