Ambient Loop Generation in REAKTOR

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ever wonder how to use REAKTOR’s stunning Sound Generators against a groove? Look no further than this tutorial!

RV7000 Advanced Reverb – Micro Tutorial

August 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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The RV7000 is a high quality stereo reverb that’s all about embedding your sound in rich, sophisticated reverb. Regardless if you want the sound of a concert hall, a retro spring reverb or a cramped closet – RV7000 can handle it. In this tutorial we’ll take a closer look at its features and what it can do to your music.

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The RV7000 is a stereo effect unit dedicated to highquality reverberation.

This device is set on embedding your sounds in the kind of rich, transparent sounding reverb that only the most sophisticated reverb machines are capable of. In short, it sounds amazing. And despite its pro studio sound and million-dollar features, this machine is very easy to use. Your basic reverb controls are located on the main panel – for instant access and control – and the rest, eight separate knobs for algorithms and their parameters, can be accessed from a fold-out remote at the touch of a button.

The RV7000 is advanced and flexible without ever getting too complicated, and lets you dial in your desired reverb sound in seconds, and saving it as your own preset. The future of reverberation, only for Reason users.

The Sections

The RV7000 is made up of three separate sections whose controls and settings are easily accessed from the fold-out remote panel: the Reverb, the main workhorse in RV7000, always enabled. The EQ, for processing of the wet signal. And the Gate, which can be applied to any chosen reverb program or algorithm, allowing for very sophisticated gating effects.

The Reverb

The reverb engine consists of nine carefully crafted reverb algorithms, with seven individual parameters each: Small Space, Room, Hall, Arena, Plate, Spring, Echo, Multitap and Reverse, each with up to seven individual parameters.

Where some algorithms simply make up the basic reverb types, others are less traditional: Spring is a very accurate emulation of a classic spring reverb, and Echo is a Reverb/Delay combo that works wonders with vocal samples.

The EQ

Hitting the EQ switch on the front panel calls up a handy parametric and low shelving equalizer for additional tweaking of your reverberated signal. Combine this section with the HF Damp and HF Smooth knobs on the front panel, and be the master of your wet signal’s every frequency.

The Gate

Instead of having a traditional gate algorithm squeezed in with the others, the RV7000 keeps it’s gate on the outside, letting you apply gating to any and all reverb types. Ever heard a gated Spring Reverb? You have now. You are also free to trigger the gate with CV or MIDI, and to record and automate it as you desire. Which is of course the case with all the knobs and parameters inside and and outside of the RV-7000.

Morphing with Waves Plugins

August 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video, Rishabh Rajan shows a technique of morphing from one plugin preset to another using automation.

Case Study # 1 Aphex Twin – Heliosphan

August 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is an attempt to recreate Heliosphan by Aphex Twin.

All of the sequencing was done one the Yamaha RS-7000 and all sounds came from the Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard in multimode. The purpose of this recreation was to better understand complete compositions, mixing, and layering synthesizer sounds. It was also done for the sake of pushing programming skills and pushing the limits of the Micro Q.
Most often synthesizers are used to about 10 percent of their potential because they are not programmed correctly or used multitibrally.

Apple Garage Band iOS Tutorial: Chill out

August 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

How to make a pattern for Chill out (like Cafe del Mar)? This video shows you how to start with GarageBand 1.4 for iPad. Download the song data for free: www.app-sound.com/free

Korg Radias Step Sequencing Tutorial

August 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Korg Radias is a Virtual Analog synthesizer that was released by Korg in 2006. It takes advantage of the MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) that their flagship OASYS synthesizer module employs. The synthesizer itself is similar in design to the MS2000, but offers many more capabilities. It is capable of emulating older digital synthesizers and classic analog synthesizers like the MS-series without any noise or aliasing. The Radias also allows for various external sounds to be fed through its filters and envelopes. It also has the Korg DWGS (Digital Waveform Generator System) that the Korg DW-8000 employs.

The Radias also takes advantage of the KKS (Korg Komponent System) which allows it to be used with the 49-key keyboard or used as a standalone rack module, and the Radias-R unit can be connected to the M3 Music Workstation/Sampler along with its various keyboard models.

The Radias has two oscillators per timbre and a noise generator. Oscillator #1 has nine basic waveforms, with four types of modulation and PCM (64 synth sounds, 128 drum sounds) and Oscillator #2 has four basic waveforms with two types of modulation. The Radias has the ability to stack up to five types of waveforms in Oscillator #1, while using only one voice of polyphony. In Unison mode, you can stack five additional waveforms, while using more polyphony. With this function, you can create some awesome super waveforms-the overall result can contain up to 25 detuned waveforms. The Radias also has two Low-frequency Oscillators (LFO) that add more modulation to the two audio oscillators. These LFO’s provide six waveforms and their speeds can be set manually or by tempo.

The Radias itself has four timbres per program. With a timbre, you can assign one drum program, another can have a lead, a bass, and a vocoder as well; all in one program! Each timbre can contain one synthesizer/drum kit, equalizer, and two multi-effects.

The Radias has two filters that can be used side-by-side, individually, or in a series. They offer Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Combination modes. Each filter offers 24 or 12 dB modes for the low pass filter. The effects on this unit are remarkable as well. The Radias comes loaded with 33 different effects: Delays, Chorus, Flangers, Compressors, talking modulator, and even the good old Polysix Ensemble effect. You can assign one master effect to the program, while each timbre gets its own two effects, creating a whole world of possibilities. The Radias also offers a 16-band vocoder with a nice Formant Motion recording function that allows you to record up to 7.5 seconds of external audio which can then be triggered via the keyboard.

The Radias has a built in arpeggiator as well, providing six different patterns to choose from. Patterns can be up to 32 steps long and the gate/velocity can be set for each step to get that sound you want! It also has two 32-step sequencers (they can be combined for a 64-step on a single timbre). They can easily be assigned to a drum kit, for example, to use the Radias as a programmable drum machine. The step sequencer supports 8-voice polyphony per step.

What is MIDI and how does it sound?

August 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

One of the greatest misconceptions in Music history, finally explained! What is MIDI? How does it sound? What is MIDI used for? If you are unsure about this, then you might want to watch this free video presentation. You are also invited to post questions and comments.

MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface” and describes a protocol for music devices to communicate with each other. This is done with so-called “Event Messages”, which include data about Key Pitch, Key Velocity, Aftertouch, etc. When a musical instrument receives MIDI Events from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, it interprets them and creates its sound accordingly. That sound might be anything and depends on the instrument and your settings. A MIDI sequence might play a piano sound or a phat dubstep wobble-bass on a synthesizer. So MIDI doesn’t transmit any audible sound, but just control data.

 

NI REAKTOR’s Scenario and “Operation Limitation”

August 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Reduce complexity and get lost in the groove with REAKTOR’s Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. Are you ready for “Operation Limitation”?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite possibilities that confront you the instant you launch your DAW? Me too. On the other hand, have you also had the experience finding remarkable music hidden among an extremely limited number of elements? Somehow, when the palette of sounds is confined, it’s much easier to quiet the monkey mind and simply get lost in the music.

This is the goal with this week’s tutorial, which I call “Operation Limitation.”

Our ensemble of choice? Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. As brilliant as anything the REAKTOR maestro has put together, Scenario also adds an intangible magic that makes it both inspiring and addictive to use.

Learn to Record and Produce Professionally in Reason 7 – A Musician’s Guide

August 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the latest trailer for professional musician Jared Meeker’s set of tutorials on recording and producing in Reason 7, available at Music-Courses.com: http://www.music-courses.com/product….

The course is a step-by-step guide to creating a funky, melodic, broken beat track with Reason, including recording in of parts, as well as programming of instruments within the software. All the while, Jared considers musical elements, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, form and timbre, sharing his wealth of experience performing and composing alongside notable artists and establishments in the music industry.

Producertech are happy to announce a brand new course on Reason 7 by Jared Meeker, a professional musician and composer who’s performed with LA hiphop artists Nate Dog and the Eastsidas, Snoop Dogg and Myka Nine, and has a string of sound design credits that include Dexter and Smash. In this comprehensive set of tutorials, Jared shows how to record and process live parts, like the guitar lines that form the basic structure and embellish the song, as well as focusing on the 5 major elements of composition – melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and form. The lessons teach a wide variety of subjects, including instrument programming, numerous mixing and production techniques, creative audio editing and also many of the new features in Reason 7, like the Audiomatic Retro Transformer and updates to the main mixer.

Signing up to the courses not only allows unrestricted 24/7 access to the tutorials for as long as you need but also means you can download the Reason song file made throughout the course and 300MB of extra bonus samples from the Loopmasters packs used in the movies.

Rob Papen: Predator: Unleashed – Overview

August 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At first glance, Predator is a beast of a synth! But dont worry because starting with the first tutorial in this course Rishabh Rajan explains how all those knobs and parameters are visually linked and functionally organized to produce Predators leviathan sonics!

Deep down in the heart of Predator is an extremely powerful subtractive synth. Thats why Rishabh starts with an enlightening explanation of Predators unique approach to creating sounds. You learn the signal flow: from oscillators to filters to FX. You see how to magically morph between presets. You get a deep plunge into Predators plethora of modulators with their copious options and mappings. Then, after getting familiar with the FX and the inventive built-in arpeggiator, Rishabh unleashes Predators sonic passion with a series of tutorials on sound design – Rob Papen style.

So, learn synthesis, sound design and Predator all together in this course by the inspirational synthesist and music producer, Rishabh Rajan!
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