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.

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

Pulse/Frequency Division With a Sequencer – Serge Synthesizer Tutorial

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Use a sequencer to create polyrhythms and pitch divisions.

Though this is illustrated on a Serge the concepts apply to many modular synthesizers. Let me know how you apply this on your modular synthesizer.

To see the modules used in this patch in detail see the Mystery Serge at http://www.serge.synth.net/gallery/dl….

Doug’s website is http://www.neatnetnoise.com.

Interact with Doug:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LRX
https://soundcloud.com/doug-4
https://www.facebook.com/doug.lynner

Tutorial: the process of remixing Jean Michel Jarre’s famouse “Oxygene” track

April 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

John ’00’ Fleming sits in for a Computer Music Producer Masterclass session. This entire series discusses the process of remixing Jean Michel Jarre’s famouse “Oxygene” track. Part one, John discusses how he worked with his partner sharing files due to long distance, how he prefers to design his own pad sounds versus flipping through pre-sets and the benefits there-of.

Follow John 00 Fleming and JOOF Recordings:
http://www.john00fleming.com/
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http://soundcloud.com/john00fleming

A Simple Patch for Complex Melodies – Serge Modular Synthesizer Tutorial

April 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Using a sequencer, a sample and hold and two clocks you can create complex melodies, more info below:

Though this is illustrated on a Serge the concepts apply to many modular synthesizers. Let me know how you apply this on your modular synthesizer.

To see the modules used in this patch in detail see the Mystery Serge at http://www.serge.synth.net/gallery/dl….

Doug’s website is http://www.neatnetnoise.com.

Interact with Doug:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LRX
https://soundcloud.com/doug-4
https://www.facebook.com/doug.lynner

Use iPad effects apps in Ableton and Logic

March 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Tutorial: How to integrate iPad effects apps such as Echo Pad and Swoopster in your productions using the iConnectMidi2+ with Audio passThru, allowing you to route audio and MIDI to and from the iPad with a single cable.

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Tutorial: EDM Automation Tricks in Reason

March 7, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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ASK Audio has a nice tutorial out focusing on automation, read the scope below and if of interest head over to their site for the full version:

With groundbreaking plug-ins coming out, like BreakTweaker and Ultraloop, that utilize automation, LFOs, pitching and effects automation for percussive, melodic and rhythmic creation, it’s easy to want to blow some serious money. However, if you think about it and understand the basics of what’s taking place in some of these amazing new plug-ins, it won’t take you long to remember that all of those, and sometimes more options, are available in DAWs, right now!

Reason is one of those DAWs that is perfectly capable of dishing out the same slick effects and editing oddities, especially with its awesome automation lanes and Parallel Channels. In this tutorial, we’re going to go through some of these features with an emphasis on building an arrangement for electronic music from a single tone, similarly to the Alligator in Reason, but on a bigger scale. Let me show you what I mean! Go ahead and set your tempo to 150, and let’s get going!

Step 1 – Lay the Ground Work

Before we do anything crazy, we need some tone to build from. I’m going to use a Thor that’s bumping a basic square wave oscillator. To achieve this tone, make sure to turn the Pulse Width knob to the square symbol. I would also suggest turning the Octave down, once, or twice. Working with a deeper tone will ensure some bigger overall results. >>>>>

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