Re: important synth question
well for Shivers its simpler sounding synth. Probably couple of layers of saw, square waves, lofi effects, overdrive, chorus, flange type effects then delay and reverb.
Most of the Trance sounds you’re talking about, layering and tuning are key. If they don’t sound good without effects then that won’t help much. Work on layers, a supersaw is like 6-9 layers so that should give you an idea. Take several waves, saws and/or sqaures, detune them, maybe like 5th’s pan, mix and get them sounding good. Then for smooth stuff, delay and reverb and some type of modulation. for fat maybe some can be sine and then some type of overdrive. start with like three and work from there. So that helps ya.