STN L.E.W.D – Low End Warp Device Demo

March 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

“Following on from the STN layering concept I bring thee L.E.W.D.”

A 4 oscillator (layer) Drum and Bass module dedicated to creating the lowest of low basses and the biggest of all 808 thumping kicks. BUT, it is a lot more than that and the only way to show you is for you to check the demo….Featuring WOBBLE and WAVER effects, 3 levels of SATURATION, LOW END DRIVING, WIDENING and BOUNCE….

The idea behind L.E.W.D was to create an aesthetically and fully functional low end bass and kick module that would have the type of controls that I selfishly wanted. Ease of use and ‘fun’ were the main criteria for developing this product.
To be able to dynamically affect every layer on the fly appealed to me greatly.

Chaining specific effects and dynamics into single function knobs and dials not only makes it easy to run deep edits on the go but it makes for a much more pleasing approach to sound design. Additionally, the whole concept of making everything simple and beautiful gave me an insight into how to design a functioning GUI whilst maintaining control. The decision to chain and condense effects and dynamics into single functions was made to help beginners and intermediates understand and utilize commonly desired processes.

The real power of L.E.W.D lies in the layering process. Each kick and sine layer has been meticulously processed to layer both in tune and harmonically with each other. Using phase cancellation, polarity inversion and M/S, specific frequencies have been dug out and others enriched so that when applying heavy overdriving and saturation effects the results are both genuine unique.

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