All posts tagged “Micro Tutorial”

Pulveriser Demolition

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this micro tutorial we’ll take a look at the Pulveriser. Pulveriser is a sound demolition unit capable of destroying your signal but before you turn those knobs up to eleven, I wanted to show you that Pulveriser also excels at being an audio sweetener. In today’s world of pristine digital recording, meticulously sampled instruments, and quantized MIDI it’s sometimes necessary to add a little color and grit to your otherwise perfect material.

Pulveriser can do that for you. So before you blow up your sound with Pulveriser, take a look at some of the other ways it can make your tracks sound more analog, more beefy, more gritty… more Pulverised!

Post tagged as: , , , ,

Alligator Triple Filter Gate

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this micro tutorial we’ll take a look at the Alligator Triple Filtered Gate. Gates are commonly found in electronic dance music and are widely loved by producers and audiences, alike. They add rhythm and texture to otherwise flat sounds like pads and sustained chords. A well-crafted gate pattern can make up the hook for a catchy track. In this tutorial, we’ll introduce you to gate effects done “Alligator style” and show you a few ways to use them in your own music, regardless of what genre you make.

Post tagged as: , , , ,

The Echo

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

The Echo brings together the best features of crisp digital delay, warm crunchy analog delay, space echoing tape delays, and even loop-based effects. We’ll take a look at the major functions of The Echo and explore a few ways you can use its powerful delay settings in your music.

Post tagged as: , , , , ,

Balance’s Clip Safe Recording

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this micro tutorial we’re taking a look at the new Clip Safe feature when recording with our Balance audio interface and either Reason Essentials or Reason software. Clip Safe lets you restore distorted takes, saving what could have been a perfect performance if not for the overload.

As musicians, once we start recording and putting our “all” into the performance we often find that our playing is louder than it was when we set our levels. Those of us who have lost too many good takes to distortion end up recording while watching the levels carefully. That sort of distraction hurts the performance. It’s very difficult to be both performer and engineer at the same time.

Clip Safe lets us record, concentrate on our performance, and know that even if we do overload while recording we can simply repair our distorted audio and save the take.

Post tagged as: , , , ,

Kong’s Synth Drums

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

Has music just not sounded the same to you since Miami Vice went off the air? Then you’re in luck! The synth drums in Kong bring analog drum sounds back to your music. Most analog sounds these days are sampled, meaning the sound you load is the sound you’ve got. In this micro tutorial you’ll see how easy it is to make wonderfully tweakable analog synth drums and assign them to your pads.

Post tagged as: , , , , ,