how do i create more modern hiphop/ r&b/ pop synth sounds thats dont sound so harsh and techno. i would like to incorporate more smooth, not so techno/house sounding synths. Like alot of the moving/ pulsating synths thats are so popular today. I have komplete as well as other plugs but the synths just seem so harsh, hard and piercing, maybe theres away i can take away some of that harshness an peak.
i notice alot of southern producers and even ryan leslie use alot of synths but they just never sound very harsh they are all sort of smooth and pleasing