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Edit the SUCK Out of Your Drum Samples

April 8, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of drum samples. Sometimes, people giving them away or even selling them disregard some very simple things and wind up giving out completely useless samples. Here’s some tips to make sure your drums samples don’t suck it.  

Harmonic Filtering in Edison

February 20, 2010

Sometimes, you come across a nice sample and think, “Woo! I’m going to rip out that long, sustained saxophone and free it from this boring-arse ambient relaxation music.” But then you notice all the other trills and runs and bird chirps that occupy the same frequency range. Thankfully, Edison’s equalizer is great.

Parallel Compression

January 30, 2010

Parallel compression is just splitting the drums (or whatever) of track into two paths, leaving one very light and dainty and dynamic, and squashing the living balls out of the other.

Moving Mixer Tracks Around and Other Stuff in FL Studio

January 23, 2010

There are a lot of features and functions in FL Studio that aren’t immediately obvious and aren’t mentioned that much, but are very useful. Finding these things is a great joy to me. Pressing Alt+left arrow or right arrow with a mixer track selected will move it around.

Multilinking Controllers in FL Studio

November 20, 2009

Multilinking controllers was a new feature in FL 7 or 8, I don’t really remember, but it’s pretty much just an easy way to link a bunch of knobs on a mid controller to things inside FL Studio. The multilink controllers button looks like a joystick. After pressing it, teaking controls in FL Studio and then pressing it again, […]

Chopping One-Shot Drum Samples Out of a Break And Making a Kit in FPC With Them

November 18, 2009

Chopping up a breakbeat in the Fruity Slicer or Slicex or Recycle etc. and rearranging it is a lot of fun. You can make the break your own, instead of just looping it. Even better, making one-shot drum samples from breaks and making huge velocity mapped multisample drumkits will let you mix and match between breaks and get relatively […]

‘Fake’ Wavetable Synthesis in FL Studio

November 14, 2009

In wavetable synthesis, oscillators aren’t constrained to a single, static shape. In normal, subtractive synthesis, each oscillator can usually only output a sawtooth or square or whatever wave, while wavetable synthesis has dynamic, morphing waves. Each oscillator has a ‘table’ of ‘waves’, a bunch of different waveforms that are pretty much the same, but different, like a […]

Reason CV Trickery

November 12, 2009

CV stands for Control Voltage. In ye olden days, control voltage was used to hook things together like modular synths and whatever else. Reason, trying to emulate the feel of ye olde hardware audio, lets you control things with CV. Most things. There comes a time when you want to control something with CV, but Reason […]

Moved

November 6, 2009

Well, I decided to move my blog over to wordpress, eventually my ‘real’ website will have wordpress, so I might as well not delay it. I kind of miss blogger. wordpress doesn’t allow you to change anything, and it’s kind of freaking slow. The neat Yahoo media player won’t work here, sadly, because again, wordpress […]

Thanks, Blogger (and Google)

November 4, 2009

In my quest to find a suitable way to embed audio files in this blog, I thought that soundclick would be the best way. Blogger told me that I could upload video and image files, but not audio, and that I’d have to find somewhere else and probably pay out the nose to host my […]