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EM Web Clips for April 2005

March 14, 2005
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DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH
ACOUSTICA'S HARMONIZER
Web Clip 1:
Acoustica's Harmonizer has been used to add octaves (second pass), then octaves and fifths (last pass) to a guitar chord loop (first pass).


MOOG MUSIC
Moogerfooger MuRF MF-105

Web Clip 1:
Here I recorded a Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro V guitar playing mostly open notes, with the MuRF set to a slow, arpeggiated pattern, into a Soldano Avenger amp.

Web Clip 2:
This is the same guitar and amp, with the MuRF set to a fast, percussive filtered pattern.

Web Clip 3:
In this example, you hear strummed open chords, with a slower, stepped pattern on the MuRF.

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Reaktor Electronic Instruments 2
(Mac/Win)
Web Clip 1:
Three randomizations of the Metaphysical Function preset "engels" are crossfaded with a chord sequence generated in Akkord and a drum loop generated in Limelite.

SYNAPSE AUDIO SOFTWARE
Synth Pack Pro
(Mac/Win)
Web Clip 1:
A short passage from Steve Reich's "Music for Mallet Instruments" is realized using three Scorpions, three Hydras, and one Plucked String.

WUSIK.COM
Wusikstation 1.0.9
(Win)
Web Clip 1:
Three instances of Wusikstation were used to make this clip. Sounds from The Second Wave, Dopetwistas, and Prepared Rhodes SoundSets were used along with MIDI grooves from Dopetwistas.

CONCRETEFX
Kubik 1.1
(Mac/Win)
Web Clip 1:
This clip is constructed entirely from two Kubik wavetable sequences.

RME
Fireface 800

Web Clip 1:
A grand piano recorded with Earthworks QTC-1 mics into a Millenia HV-3D mic pre, then into a Digidesign Pro Tools HD at 24-bit, 96kHz (downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1 kHz).

Web Clip 2:
A grand piano recorded with Earthworks QTC-1 mics into a Millenia HV-3D mic pre, then into RME Fireface at 24-bit, 96kHz (downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1 kHz).

Web Clip 3:
A grand piano recorded with Earthworks QTC-1 mics directly into Fireface using its onboard mic preamps, at 24-bit, 96kHz (downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1 kHz).

Web Clip 4:
A Wurlitzer 200A electric piano recorded through the Fireface 800's instrument input.

Web Clip 5:
A Wurlitzer 200A electric piano recorded through the Fireface 800's instrument input with the speaker emulation on.

Web Clip 6:
A Wurlitzer 200A electric piano recorded through the Fireface 800's instrument input with the Drive effect on.

ROLAND
V-PRO TD-20S

Web Clip 1:
This groove was created in real time, with 16th note quantization and no overdubbing. It was created using a customized kit, which includes a hip-hop bass drum placed on the bell of the ride cymbal, and African drums on the hi-hat. After a few bars, I overlay the groove onto a few factory kits so you can hear other sounds in the library.

SOUND DESIGN WORKSHOP
Convolution Reverb and Beyond
(Mac)
Web Clip 1:
This clip contains six sounds: the dry shakahuchi, the hall impulse response, the convolution of the two, the dry shakahuchi again, the cymbal crash, and the convolution of those two.

Web Clip 2:
This is a ZIP archive containing the convolution source files described in the article. All files are in AIFF format.

COVER STORY
Experimenting with SoundFonts

Web Clip 1:
This example uses a modified version of the Polysynth sound from Sonic Implants'' 24 MB GM bank. A slow LFO was assigned to Filter Cutoff.

TC ELECTRONIC
PowerCore Compact 1.9.3
(Mac/Win)
Web Clip 1:
This piano-bass-percussion loop repeated four times has no processing on the first pass. Subsequent passes add Character processing to the bass, piano, and percussion in that order.

Web Clip 2:
Each track of this guitar, bass, and strings trio has been processed by different Filtroid presets. The two bar passage repeats four times, adding processing to a single track at each pass.

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