Octatrack Tutorial – CUCKOO

March 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

My first Octatrack Tutorial is made with the newcomers in mind. It’s a deep machine, with a LOT of possibilities. It can be overwhelming before you get into it. Perhaps this little video can help you get started? :)

Clone – Micro Tutorial

February 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a micro tutorial of Clone by Sonic Faction, a new synth for Ableton Live and Max for Live. For more Clone audio demos and instrument features visit: http://sonicfaction.com/products/able…
-or-
check out our entire arsenal of Ableton/Max for Live instruments at: http://www.SonicFaction.com

Sonic Faction’s Taylor Martyr says, “Max for Live allows us to create custom-designed interfaces and intuitive controls that haven’t been possible in Ableton until now. Among its other features, Clone has a unique section called the ‘Delta Triangulator’ which allows users to rhythmically modulate their sound with ease. It’s great for when you want to achieve driving, 80’s-sounding bass lines”

AfroDJMac: How to Use Ableton’s External Audio Effect Device

February 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Learn how to use Ableton Live’s External Audio Effect Device. It allows you to use hardware gear and effects inside your computer. It’s very handy for some creative sound design!

Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

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Portamento – Quick Tutorial #1 – Rhythm Core Alpha 2

January 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a really short tutorial to show the portamento feature of Rhythm Core Alpha 2, the amazing music creation system for the Nintendo DSi and 3DS portable game consoles.

Portamento is when the pitch glides between notes. To use portamento, make sure it is turned on for the current sound from the Load and Modify Sound menu (go there by clicking on the sound name on the block screen). Then draw your two notes. Finally, take the tail of the earlier note and drag it over one beat so it overlaps (in time) the 2nd note. The pitch will glide between note 1 and note 2 when they are played.

Elektron Analog Four : Tutorial by 7-year-old, creating Photographic by Depeche Mode

September 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A tutorial on how to use the Elektron Analog 4 and using it to program “Photographic” by Depeche Mode – from the perspective of a seven-year-old kid. In Swedish, filmed in one go. English subtitles are available as well.
00:00:00 Introduction, overview of main functions
00:02:17 Sound selection
00:02:20 Track 1 – Lead
00:02:44 Track 2 – Kick
00:03:04 Track 3 – Bass
00:03:20 Track 4 – Secondary melody
00:03:38 Programming “Photographic”
00:03:34 Track 1
00:05:40 Track 2
00:05:59 Track 3
00:07:19 Track 4
00:08:13 Track 4, again
00:09:05 Song complete!

My 7-year old son started to learn my Elekron Analog Four, and actually got pretty good at it. Since he loves “Photographic” by Depeche Mode (and had been playing it on the piano) he taught himself to program it into the A4.

One day I thought I should just capture what he’s doing on video to keep as a memory, and a the same time learn a two-cam setup. This is the result – all filmed in one go. There are English subtitles available in the video as well.

Creating the Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode) bass line via Oberkorn MK3 and Telemark Synthesizer

September 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Here’s a recreation of the classic bass line from Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” (Violator!) using DM-style methodologies.

By utilising a step sequencer and a flexible analogue synth (Analogue Solutions Oberkorn & Telemark respectively), you can produce the moving / transitional effects inherent in a complex bass sequence such as this one.

Given the timing of the pattern, the Oberkorn was MIDI-stepped manually (see Midi-Stepping an Analogue Sequencer video for more information) and the pitch transposition was handled via MIDI as well. Alternatively, the pitch could be played live via MIDI.

The key is to take advantage of the precise opening and closing of the filter via Oberkorn CVB.

All settings will ultimately be approximate, as analogue synths will differ from machine to machine. Use the settings as starting points and then tweak away!

Enjoy (the Silence).

Let’s Play with ReBirth: Song Composition

August 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I’ve gotten a lot of requests to describe my process for developing bass lines and Acid lead lines. In this video I attempt to do that! ReBirth is an excellent app to demonstrate both. I even throw in some details on working out drum patterns. Along with tips for playing Acid live. I tried to keep this as Squelch-lite as possible so as to avoid driving non-acid fans crazy. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:http://www.patreon.com/user?u=107612

Be sure to visit http://discchord.com for this and other music app news!

Resampling Reason’s Output into Kong for Jamming

July 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Resample the rack with Kong to make your old music or ideas into new beats. Speo shows you how in this tutorial video!

Background video description:

What’s up guys! I’m back after a downtime due to exam stuff, and here’s a quick and simple tutorial on how to resample Reason’s master output into your Kong to create a jamming set up. More in-depth tutorials are on the way.

Cheers, have a good one of whatever you’re having,
-Speo.

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Download theVoiceOfReason Refill: http://goo.gl/2vGXf
Music: http://www.youtube.com/speomusic
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Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/speomusic

James Blake “Retrograde” – Synth Tutorial

June 7, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Watch Joe Hanley, the creator of Syntorial, as he recreates the chorus track from James Blake’s “Retrograde”. Download the presets and MIDI files used in this video by going to www.syntorial.com/tutorial_retrograde.ph­p?ims=bauzw.

While you’re there, check out Syntorial: video game-like training software that will teach you how to program synth patches by ear. With almost 200 lessons, combining video demonstrations with interactive challenges, you’ll get hands on experience programming patches on a built-in soft synth, and learn everything you need to know to start making your own sounds with ease.

Free demo, containing 22 lessons is available at www.syntorial.com/?ims=igxcb

And for you Z3TA+ 2 users, Syntorial now comes with the Z3TA+ 2 Lesson Pack, which contains 37 videos, running over 3 hours, that go over every inch of Z3TA+ 2. Try the special Syntorial Z3TA+ 2 demo which contains 18 Syntorial lessons and four Z3TA+ 2 videos now at www.syntorial.com/lessonPacks.php#z3ta?i­ms=nxxtz

Reason Rack Extensions explored by Erik Hawkins

May 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Erik Hawkins (a.k.a. Erik Hawk) of Berklee Online reviews a few of his favorite Rack Extensions for Reason. Learn more about Erik’s Berklee Online Reason production courses:
Producing Music with Reason: http://bit.ly/1lXBef9
Remixing: http://bit.ly/1jHTxUW
Berkleemusic Blog: http://erikhawkins.berkleemusicblogs.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/erikhawkmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikhawk

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