Students get a Tuts+ subscription for just $45! Hurry limited offer.

Subtractive Synth Basics Part 3: Classic Lead

This post is part of a series called Subtractive Synth Basics.
Subtractive Synth Basics Part 2: Classic Pads
Subtractive Synth Basics Part 4: Classic Bass

You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this third quick tip I'll show you how to create a classic lead patch. We'll be using FabFilter One, an inexpensive but effective synth.