Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Upcoming projects:

Free-running oscillators for Ableton (analog-ish goodness).

A semi-automated sampling template (done, just need to upload).

November and December suck if you work retail. I've had little time to work on music, or any sound design. That said, there are a few things coming....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

for a connecting flight to Fort Wayne IN.

I'm now on vacation. be back next week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Who wants some acid?

So last night, while I was working on a song, I realized I needed some Acid bass lines, and not liking most plugins, I set out do to it myself (it’s just so much more personal that way).  Since I was pretty thrilled with what came out, I decided to share with you!  Hooray! (for my 7 readers)


It’s pretty straightforward stuff in here, The macros are self-explanatory, or you can just open the info view and get a brief description. 


Acid Again for Ableton

Monday, October 25, 2010

Been Busy…



With both work and life.



I did have some time to sample a rubber band being plucked, and mangle up some multisamples (by cheating)

There are 3 presets, one of them is reminiscent of a DX7 bass, the other two presets are pads and ambience stuff


Download Rubber Bass

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time for something deeper…

Today, I present a live pack that may either be useful, or useless depending on how you see it.  At least it’s fun, and was fun to build.  We have a pack of heavy guitar presets, just three of them.

The first is just power chords, with decay, drive amount, and a few extra goodies thrown on as macros.  The second is the same patch, sans chords for leads, and the such.  It can also do harmonics if you play it right.  The third is a split of the two. for those that can play with two hands (not me) 

These presets can be rather CPU heavy, as there was a lot of programming going on in the background, and a lot of effects on the chain, but the are playable, and respond to velocity in an interesting way.


Download Gui-Tron

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Up and Running…

O.K., the transition to Windows 7 went smooth.  Just a few more plugins to install, and I’m done!

Now for something to tide you over,  An E-Piano Patch, one Layer is multisampled, The other layer is all synthesis.

Here you go!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

#4 Sample-based Oscillators

Are fun.  Everything  we hear can be broken down to some kind of simple waveform.  The cool thing about Ableton is, If you take a longer sample, and set the loop point so a waveform only repeats once, Both Simpler and Sampler act more like a synth playing a static waveform than a sample.

How can this be useful, you ask?

Well, if one were to arrange a lot of these samples from end to end into one auio file, you’d have something like a wavetable.  Then you could Freely select any waveform in the file freely, and at will.

This can open up lots of new possibilities, that are best heard and played with instead of talked about.  So today’s live pack is something I made a long time ago, starting in Live 6 and added on to until now. 

Inside the pack, you’ll fnd a couple of drum kits, about 15 or so intrument racks, and a few basic presets.  Have fun!

Download Z3R0 CR0551NG Tags: ,,,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#3 . Single samples

Today I have a Live Pack I made using ony two samples.  One is a cymbal, used as a lamp shade from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.  The other is a customer transwave I made some Time ago.  It’s mostly pads, but it shows you what you can do inside Ableton if you’re not afraid of FM and granular synthesis.

Download Cymbolized

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#2. Multiband FX

Today I have, for you, some multiband effects for live. There are 5 Racks in here, ranging from a useful stereo image tool, to various forms of audio mangling.

Have Fun!

Multiband Fun

Friday, September 17, 2010

#1. Beginnings (a.k.a. The sculptor)

So this is what it's about: design.  Whether it be a new sample or loop library, or just a damned good mix of a damned good song, we do it every day.

Today, it's about subtractive shaping.  Creation only by removing.  So here's some eq racks for Ableton live 8.0.  Three subtractive Eq's, one tilt, and two quasi parametric.  If anyone mixes a song with only these eq techniques, I'd love to hear it.

Subtractive EQ