Free Ableton Live Operator Glitch Drums

November 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Get your drums going with AfroDJMac’s latest Live rack featuring the Operator synth

I made a rack of 16 drums, exclusively with Ableton’s Operator synth. They sound pretty glitches out yet exciting. Some fun and interesting effects added into the instrument rack helps to spice things up with a healthy dose of character. Follow along as I show you how it works. Thanks!

Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth33

Background information:

After last week’s Ableton Rack, the Gibson Pad, I received a few questions regarding the drums I used in creating the demo video.  So, this week’s rack is the drum rack I used to create those sounds.  The FM synthesis in Ableton’s Operator can be used to attain nearly any sound imaginable. Lately, I have been using it to create some far out drum sounds.  This week’s Free Weekly Ableton Live Rack is just that, a collection of different drums made with the Operator synth.  Every time  I open Operator and start messing around with it, I am always amazed at what I get.  The drum sounds I created are all racked up into a drum rack and from there I added a bunch of useful effects.  First is a bit of New York Style Compression, which is just a combination of the dry, uncompressed signal and a heavily compressed version; the macro knob allows you to blend them to taste.  I’ve added both a lo and hi pass filter, distortion, reverb and delay.  Also, I’ve thrown in a vinyl distortion that is designed to emulate the sound of a drum hit being sampled from a record.  One of the cool things about sampling off a vinyl is the crackling you get behind the drum sounds and the way it cuts out at the end of the sample.  To achieve this, I set up a vinyl distortion followed by a gate. The gate is set to close out the vinyl crackles, but open when the drum sounds.  The result is that you only hear the vinyl crackles while the drums are sounding, just like with a vinyl sample.  I love this effect, it adds so much life and grit to the drum sounds.  This technique can be emulated for any sample, not just drums. So here it is in all, I hope you enjoy it!

Smart TNRi iPad glitch experiment

October 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a nice experiment by I believe I know what is going on here, but can you figure it out?

“Can you figure it out? This strange track uses a nonstandard technique to produce sonic glitches at several points through the song. Hint: It’s not changing the tempo ( which I only do at the very end. ) I think I am the first to discover, or film this trick on YouTube? It’s called a Valse because it ( at least begins ) in 12 beat timing.

Sorry my hands are blocking the view in some parts, but I can’t exactly make them transparent ;-) This requires multiple fingers to do it well, and can’t easily be done on the Hardware Tenori due to the difference in menu systems.”

Gameboy Glitches and Synth: Free Ableton Live Rack

September 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

The Nintendo Gameboy has been kept alive thanks to producers around the world who appreciate its 8 bit gritty goodness. This week, http://bedroomproducersblog.com allowed me to use their Gameboy samples in creating some free instruments for you guys. These samples were made with the LSDJ software and from there I added effects and fun settings for you to play around with in Ableton Live. Enjoy and if you like it be sure to check out Bedroom Producers Blog!

Download the Gameboy racks @ http://bit.ly/freesynth27

8 bit squelches and bleeps lovers come see this weeks installment of my Free Weekly Ableton Live Racks series!!

**Thanks to BedroomProducersBlog who assembled these fine samples using an old black Nintendo Gameboy running the LSDJ software, and who were kind enough to allow me to share with you my creations using those samples. [Visit BPB, it’s a great resource for information, releases, samples, etc.]**

This week, since I’m feeling generous after some cyber-love from Ableton and Create Digital Music, you get two free Ableton Instrument racks.  The first is a drum rack loaded with all of these fine Gameboy glitchy noises, drops, risers, arps, and UFO sounds.  Secondly is a playable synth based on one of those wonderfully gritty samples.  Both are racked up in an exciting little effect rack that helps you finesse or destroy these sounds to suit your own personal productions!

Get it here >>

Free Ableton Live Rack – Glitched Piano

September 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Download the AfroDJMac Glitched Piano Rack @ http://bit.ly/freesynth25

This Ableton Live Rack was created by sampling my piano with the Singing Fingers iPad app and then sampling that into Ableton Live. The result is a glitchy piano pad type sound. Enjoy!

I’ve been experimenting with various apps on the iPad, and one of my favorite ones is a sampling app called Singing Fingers.   This app records sound as you draw on the iPad with your finger.  You then play the sounds back by tracing over what you have drawn.  The sound changes depending on how fast and which direct you move your finger.  It’s very easy to use, creates interesting sounds, and is fun.  So, I decided to record some notes from my piano (the same piano from my reverse piano rack) into the app, and then I sampled the result into Ableton.  By nature, the app has a granular-glitch type sound to it, and this is pretty evident in the sound of the rack I have created, “AfroDJMac’s Glitched Piano.”  Have fun with it!

Click to Download the AfroDJMac Glitched Piano

Glitch Out in Ableton Live

September 9, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 2 Comments 

Glitch up your sounds in Ableton and resample them to create new sounds. AfroDJMac shows you how to use his glitch effects rack to create interesting glitchy sounds for use in your tracks. This video discusses sampling/resampling, slice to midi track, glitch effects, and even how to get your Novation LaunchPad to light up when you use it to trigger drum rack samples.

Download the Live Set which includes the glitch effects racks, the slice to midi preset, a track you can use to get your LaunchPad lighting up, and a free song by AfroDJMac and SuperKid @ http://bit.ly/freesynth24

Ableton Live Super Glitch Machine

September 1, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Free Weekly Ableton Live Rack #23: Super Glitch Machine (Part 1). This week AfroDJMac brings you not one, not two, but three Ableton Effect Racks, all designed to mangle, twist, and mutilate your audio. Get your Glitch on people!

Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth23

Greetings boys and girls, this week I have part one of a two part series on creating glitchy music.  As fun as it is to create things, there’s a whole other sense of satisfaction in destroying them.  For your downloading pleasure, I’ve constructed three different Ableton Live Effect Racks that are designed to mutilate, mangle, destroy, and crush your tracks up.  I built up groups of effects that will take your sounds and twist them into oblivion so that you wind up with something totally new and down right nasty.  These are great for individual tracks or entire mixes, experiment with them and take the music you have worked so hard to create and destroy it to your hearts content!  Follow the destruction in the video below. Next week in part two, we will take these very racks and go through the steps to take just about any sound and mangle it into a large group of glitchy noises that can then be reused again and again.

Click Here to Download AfroDJMac’s Super Glitch Racks

Tron gets remixed…

March 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

…and by the looks of the cover we might expect some glitch and chip tunes in there, hehe

It’s been announced that an album of remixes of Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack is to be released on 4 April. Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D features contributions from the likes of Moby, Photek, Paul Oakenfold and The Glitch Mob.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

01. The Glitch Mob – Derezzed
02. M83 vs. Big Black Delta – Fall
03. The Crystal Method – The Grid/Game Has Changed
04. Teddybears – Adagio for Tron
05. Ki:Theory – The Son of Flynn
06. Paul Oakenfold – C.L.U.
07. Moby – The Son of Flynn
08. Boys Noize – End of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
09. Kaskade – Rinzler
10. Com Truise – Enron Part II
11. Photek – End of Line
12. The Japanese Popstars – Arena
13. Avicii – Derezzed
14. Pretty Lights – Solar Sailor
15 Sander Kleinenberg – Tron Legacy (End Titles)

glitchmod – glitchDS in Reaktor

February 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a cellular automaton sequencer in Reaktor based on the original “Life” sequencer, but simplified. It’s now available in the Reaktor user library. By Bret Truchan, the original GlitchDS author.

Credits:
– Co-author: Justice Emge
– Drum sounds from rhythm-lab.com
– Some samples from sampleswap.org
– Based on the original Life cellular automaton engine

Simon Stockhausen Presents – Glitchmania – Preset Bank for iZotope’s Stutter Edit

February 12, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demos Preset Bank Glitchmania for Stutter Edit by Sampleconstruct

Glitchmania is a preset Bank for iZotope’s Stutter Edit. It features 15 thematic snapshot-sets with +40 (3-4 octaves) snapshots each ranging from temposynced madness for glitching up loops and beats to otherworldy electronic textures for processing instruments, vocals and synths.

The price for Glitchmania is 15.95 Euros.

To purchase Glitchmania go to http://www.patchpool.de/izot…

Please allow me a few hours to process to your order, you will receive an Email with a zip-file to the address stated in your paypal-account.

Sample & Hold by Hassler & Butcher

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This takes the glitch concept also to the video. I get at mixed feeling between The Matrix and a C64 game.

Hassler/Butcher – ConSec (EC: 34X ‘OTHER PICTURE NOISE PROBLEM’) from Jason R. Butcher on Vimeo.

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