Chainsmokers Beat Drop Synth

• Mar 29, 2021 - 15:14

I’m a huge chainsmokers fan, and there’s this one synthesizer noise that’s really cool that they use in a bunch of their songs whenever they have a beat drop. In Roses ( you can hear it from 1:22 to 1:41 as well as from 2:03 to 2:19 and 2:56 to 3:14. In Something Just Like This (, it is audible from 1:05 to 1:22, 2:01 to 2:18, and 3:16 to 3:52. You can also hear it in a bunch of their other songs, like Don’t Let Me Down, Closer, and #selfie. It sounds to me like a mix between a square and a saw synthesizer, and using the musescore default soundfont, the closest thing you can get to it is the saw synth instrument. However, I still don’t feel that it’s quite right, and I was wondering about two questions: 1, does this specific synth have a name?, and 2, is there a good free musescore-compatible (sf2) soundfont that includes it? I know that the Chainsmokers use Ableton Live, but that costs $750, and it would be cool if I could use that instrument in musescore for my work. An answer to either question is appreciated; thank you!

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