> Step by step 12. Filtered supersaw Reese
Filtering down supersaws and adding effects is a quick way of creating dark, brooding bass patches. Some synths – like u-he Diva – are equipped with supersaws by default. We’ve loaded Diva onto a MIDI channel and loaded up the INIT Digi-Uhbie template, which is a recreation of the Roland JP series synthesisers.
A supersaw is a series of stacked, detuned saw oscillators. To increase the intensity of the effect, we’ve turned the Multi dial in the oscillator section up to max, and the increased the Detune to 75. This sounds thick, but we can add an extra bump in the low end by moving the HPF Frequency switch to Boost.
To remove some top end and darken things up, set the filter’s Cutoff to 70. To add some width and extra movement, we’ve changed effect 1 to Chorus and added space and depth by changing effect 2 to a Plate reverb. If we bring the filter cutoff up, it brings the bass towards the foreground and ramps up the tension!