web counter
Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth

Author Topic: Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth  (Read 2074 times)

Offline growapear

  • One Hit Wonder
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Fave CHEIRON producer: Max Martin
  • Fave CHEIRON song: Britney Spears - Stronger
  • Fave CHEIRON writer: Max Martin
Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth
« on: April 19, 2013, 02:15:14 PM »
I've always loved the intro synth on this track and have recently been working on a track where I think a similar sound would fit in really good.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get that sound?! Kind of like an organ actually...

Thanks!

Offline Joshua

  • The Real Thing
  • ****
  • Posts: 959
  • Fave CHEIRON producer: Max Martin
  • Fave CHEIRON song: *NSYNC - I'll Never Stop
  • Fave CHEIRON writer: Max Martin
Re: Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 08:11:47 PM »
Yeah definitely a specific organ sound with some distortion. Having said that, check out this instrumental remake on YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCSl4yTIH9A

It's pretty terrible, but notice the uploader mentions they used a "Clavi" sound for the intro. It actually sounds like they're halfway there, especially if you imagine it with fully played chords. A Clavi is usually more of a piano/harpsichord type sound, but maybe there is a patch out there somewhere that's a cross between a Clavi and an organ...?

Offline growapear

  • One Hit Wonder
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Fave CHEIRON producer: Max Martin
  • Fave CHEIRON song: Britney Spears - Stronger
  • Fave CHEIRON writer: Max Martin
Re: Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 08:18:18 PM »

You're right, the synth sound that person has is in the right direction. The beginning sounds like it's lacking a little of the 'brightness' of the original, but like you said it could just be from the lack of higher notes in the chord being played. Thanks for the link and input !

Offline LG

  • One Hit Wonder
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Fave CHEIRON producer: Max Martin
  • Fave CHEIRON writer: Max Martin
Re: Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 11:59:25 PM »
There is a preset on the Yamaha Motif which sounds exactly the same. Looks like they tweaked and cutted it.

Offline DSonthebeat

  • Bombastic
  • ***
  • Posts: 35
  • I'm a music producer!! :D
    • DS Soundcloud
  • Fave CHEIRON producer: Max Martin
  • Fave CHEIRON song: Backstreet boys - Shape of my heart
  • Fave CHEIRON writer: Max Martin
Re: Avril Lavigne 'What The Hell' Synth
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 04:10:05 PM »
Distorted Farfisa organ to my ears  :)
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”