Quite recently u-he released his awesome “Tyrell” software synthesizer as a freeware for the german online magazine amazona.de. If you are seriously into synth based music production then this is a must try for sure. It does not feature any fancy fx section but just raw synth waveform combination and modulation which are executed brilliantly. Soundwise this offers true analog qualities which includes both, punch and balls as well as some mojo which you rarely find in digital synths as of today.
As with classic mono synths, a great effect complement is a chorus/echo combination or maybe a tape delay. In this case I’ve chosen NastyDLA (for obvious reasons) and dialed in just a basic mono “tape delay style” delay line with some subtle modulation. This fills in the gaps in the original pattern and sums everything up to a rather complete and appealing sequence.
Both, the dry signal and the output of the delay are then fed into a stereo reverb, which is a pretty common technique to obtain that “larger than life” space impression. In this case the excellent and free Samplicity impulse response library from the Bricasti M7 was used. On my own I usually prefer algorithmic reverbs but in this specific delay/reverb combination the static impulses are working quite well since there are lots of modulation going on in the original already and the delay adds some modulations on top too.