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2. Epic trance riffs with Diva’s digital oscillator
1 The Roland JP-8000 and JP-8080 popularised the supersaw waveform, and with it the anthemic sound of trance music. Diva recreates this classic sound with its Multisaw waveform – we’ll put it into action with Diva’s Digital oscillator. Load Diva up, select the INIT Gigi-Uhbie template and turn the master Output down to 50 to avoid clipping the channel.
2 The template patch comes set with the Multisaw waveform (seven stacked sawtooth waveforms) already loaded. It’s thick already, but with a few alterations we can add even more girth. Turn Oscillator 1’s Detune to 70 to detune the stacked oscillators against each other. For extra richness, turn the Multi dial to 100 to raise the volume of the stacked pairs.
3 To shape the sound’s amp envelope, head to Analogue Env1 and move the Sustain slider to 25 and Release to 40. Now add space with delay and reverb: turn on Effect 1 (which is a delay by default), then change Effect 2 to Plate 2 and turn it on. Try automating the filter Cutoff and the amp Decay slider for some epic trance build-ups!