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What do people generally do for layering NE Makina leads?  How many layers do you like to use?  Do you go all the same octave, or put a saw type sound at a lower octave?  Do you include the bassline as part of your melody, or only use it in the bassline yourself.

 

I have my own way of doing things, but am always looking to learn from others and see what other people do!

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I don't think there's a right answer for this. I can have anything from 1 layer up to 4 or 5 over different octaves.

Depends on the style you're going for. If it was Hardcore or Hardstyle etc they tend to use a lot of layers to make a huge sound.

Some Makina tracks have very basic leads especially in the old Spanish, like this one

For Spanishy stuff I usually have a Supersaw layer for the power and then another lead or two to give it character, like a voice stab (like in the video above) or a flute, guitar etc something interesting. I might have the bass notes in the melody or I might run them through another sound so I have more control over them, or I might not have the bass notes in the melody at all.

For North East I might just have a big digital sounding lead without the supersaws.

It's really up to you and what sounds good.

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