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Learn how to recreate the synth tones of Daft Punk

Youtuber Alex Ball has generously dished up a tutorial on how to recreate three classic Daft Punk synth tones, featuring some true heavyweights of analog synthesis.

Daft Punk are aficionados of all things synth, conjuring classic sounds from the ’80s to fill out their new-millennium disco gems. Luckily for us mere mortals, Alex Ball has presented an excellent video, demonstrating how the French duo create their unique world of sounds. daft punk

Featuring some of the true heavyweights of analog synthesis, watch as YouTuber Alex Ball talks you through how to authentically recreate three classic Daft Punk synth tones.

The sounds all emanate from three of the icons of the analog monosynth world: the KORG MS20, Roland TB-303 and the Sequential Circuits Pro-One.

Not only does Ball demonstrate the performances, but he also takes you step-by-step through the process of creating the unique patches – no doubt invaluable insights for beginners and experts alike.

Watch the video below:

And in case you were wondering, here’s a full gear list that Daft Punk used to create their seminal album, Homework:

Sequencers

  • Alesis MMT-8
  • Apple Macintosh + EMAGIC MicroLogic

Samplers

  • AKAI S01
  • E-MUE III
  • E-MU SP-1200
  • ENSONIQ ASR-10
  • ROLAND S-760

Synthesizers

  • ROLAND Juno-106
  • ROLAND MC-202
  • ROLAND MKS-80
  • ROLAND TB-303
  • SEQUENTIAL Prophet-VS

Drum Machines

  • LINN LinnDrum
  • ROLAND TR-707
  • ROLAND TR-808
  • ROLAND TR-909

Effects

  • ALESIS Microverb III
  • ALESIS 3630 Compressor
  • BEHRINGER Compressor
  • BEHRINGER Parametric EQ
  • ENSONIQ DP/4+
  • LEXICON Vortex
  • LEXICON JamMan
  • LA Audio Gate/Compressor
  • WALDORF MiniWorks 4-pole
  • YAMAHA Digital Delay

Mixers/Recorders

  • MACKIE. MS-1202
  • MACKIE. CR-1604
  • PANASONIC SV-3700

Other

  • IOMEGA Zip Drive