Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli movies, captivated by their enchanting music and evocative soundscapes?

Do you find yourself drawn to the nostalgic charm of lo-fi chill/hip-hop vibes, whether from a random playlist on YouTube or your favorite streaming platform?
This new article explores one of the preset from Synth Essential Bundle “No Face” where nostalgia meets modernity, and discover how you can infuse your own compositions with the same timeless allure.

Explore the intersection of cinematic beauty, lo-fi ambiance, and electronic innovation as we delve into the captivating allure of Studio Ghibli-inspired soundscapes and beyond.

In the realm of electronic music production, capturing the essence of nostalgia can be done by injecting a bit of organic vibe and lo-fi goodness tastefully done. One such example is the “No Face” preset from the Kuassa Synth Essential Bundle, meticulously crafted by our QA Lead/Sound Designer; Rathomi to emulate the lo-fi sound reminiscent of our long-time admiration to heartwarming OSTs of Studio Ghibli movies. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this preset and explore how it can enhance your sonic landscape.
Emulating Lofi Soundscapes
The charm of lo-fi sound lies in its vintage allure, as if the music is emanating from retro speakers, cassette players, or old vinyl records. To achieve this distinctive aesthetic, the “No Face” preset employs a combination of effects, carefully selected to imbue your sounds with nostalgic warmth.Key Effects:
  1. Amplifikation Lite: This legendary Amp Sim from Kuassa creates a saturation effect reminiscent of sound played through vintage speakers, adding a unique tone to the original sound.
  2. Efektor Harmonitron: There’s a reason why Harmonitron is our current best-seller due to its versatility. By introducing the 5th and 7th pitch, the Harmonitron adds depth and complexity to the sound, making it more intriguing.
  3. Efektor DL3606 Delay‘s Reverse Delay: Adding a reverse delay imparts a distinctive character to the sound, enhancing its ethereal quality like it’s coming from a different world.
  4. Stereo Panner module: Utilizing two Stereo Panner modules within a container after the Reverse Delay, set to full right and left panning positions, adds spatial depth and movement to the sound. Adjusting the delay knobs on each Reverse Delay effect further enhances the dynamic interplay.
  5. Efektor RV3604 Reverb: Choose your preferred reverb pedal – whether roomplate, or shimmer – to emulate the sound being played in a space or room or to seamlessly integrate it into the track mix.
  6. Efektor Vibracula: Recreating the wobbly sound texture of old cassette players, the Vibracula effect emulate a subtle sense of analog pitch-drift akin to a lo-fi tape machine or old synthesizer.
  7. Efektor GQ3607 Graphic Equalizer: Lastly, this step is important to shape the sound to your preferences, make the instrument sits in a correct frequency range, and eliminate any unwanted resonances using the EQ effect, ensuring a polished and refined result.
In Conclusion:
The “No Face” preset offers a glimpse into the evocative world of lo-fi nostalgia, allowing you to infuse your compositions with timeless charm. Whether you’re crafting soundtracks, electronic beats, or ambient melodies, this preset from the Kuassa Synth Essential Bundle serves as an indispensable tool for synthesizer enthusiasts and electronic music producers alike.
Embrace the allure of nostalgia and unlock new creative possibilities with the “No Face” preset today. Download here: