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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?
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…
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”
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!
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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.
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.
Take it up a notch! http://tinyurl.com/lctm7ra
*Watch in HQ for best video/audio quality!
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).
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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!
Resample the rack with Kong to make your old music or ideas into new beats. Speo shows you how in this tutorial video!
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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,
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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.ph
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?i
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
Berkleemusic Blog: http://erikhawkins.berkleemusicblogs.com