"Royal Synth," written for the Professional Composers Music Composition Challenge.
Since the theme, Noble Music, seemed to strongly suggest an orchestral piece, I decided to turn things around, and use only synthesizers! Now, since I just grabbed all of FabFilter's amazing plugins, I decided to take it a step further, and use ONLY FabFilter plugins. I'm not even using my go-to mastering plugin, Ozone 8 here.
As for the composition, I went about it mostly like an orchestral piece. It starts with some pipe organ vs brass back and forth, to appropriately announce the arrival of the King, but then things turn a bit darker, and the second part is a grand full "orchestra" with a rather emotional theme.
Some sounds are made from scratch, some are tweaked presets, and everything is FabFilter One and Twin 2, with further processing done by various other FabFilter plugins.
I'm particularly pleased with the theme lead synth, which achieves a bit of violin style romantic vibrato by having the vibrato influence the resonance and distortion in the filter, rather than just modulating the pitch.
Software: Cubase Pro 10, FabFilter One, Twin 2, Timeless 2, Volcano 2, Saturn, Pro-Q 3, Pro-R, Pro-MB, Pro-DS, Pro-L 2.