AfroDJMac continues his series of free Ableton Live AfroDJRacks with the release of Hip to be Square, a gritty and fat square wave synth made with the Moog Slim Phatty.

This week’s free Ableton Live Rack was created with my Moog Slim Phatty analog synthesizer. It’s simply an unfiltered square wave. I think it’s a good example of a nice pure sound coming out of the Slim Phatty, that gives you a good idea of what this synth sounds like. The square wave is probably my favorite sounding wave just because it reminds me of old video games. I gave the synth a bit of over drive on it’s filter, and it makes for a thick and gritty square. Inside Ableton, I set up some macro controls for attack, release, lo pass filter frequency and resonance. There’s also an arpeggiator in there to help you get some nice retro video game sounds. Finally, I added a Redux, for bit crushing, and some chorus and delay.

The Hip to be Square sound library for Ableton is a free download at AfroDJMac.

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