p14 | Download of the Month: Leafcutter John's Forester 1.4 (Mac)
Web Clip 1: The first 20 measures of this clip uses five short loops from Sony Creative Software The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection (sonycreativesoftware.com). The remainder of the clip is a Forester remix of the same five clips.
p20: Pro/File: Record, Splice, Rearrange | Matthew Herbert
Web Clip 1: In the first part of this excerpt, from the song “Battery” you can hear the ambient noise that Herbert recorded in a London McDonalds using his Nagra recorder.
Web Clip 2: This excerpt from “The Yesness” includes the sound of 100 people saying “Yes” in a variety of ways.
Web Clip 3: This is the sound of 100 people blowing into plastic water bottles at the British Museum, which opens the song, “Breathe.”
p22 | Pro/File: Come on in My Kitchen | Theresa Andersson
Web Clip 1: An excerpt from the song “Japanese Art,” which features a percussion track that includes Andersson stomping her clogs on the kitchen floor on the offbeats.
Web Clip 2: The drum loop you hear in this clip from “Birds Fly Away” was sampled by Andersson into Garageband on her MacBook. It was her first attempt at sampling.
p38 | It's Good to Be Home | Derek Trucks
Web Clip 1: In this Podcast, Trucks talks more about the recording of his new CD, Already Free.
Web Clip 2: In this video, Trucks talks about how he's developed as a soloist, including being influenced by such artists as John Coltrane, Mehalia Jackson, sacred steel master Aubrey Ghent, and sarod legend Ali Akbar Khan.
p56 | Making Tracks: Locomotion
Web Clip 1: This animated stereo pad was created in Steinberg Cubase 4. The Cubase 4 Embracer synth and Step Filter plug-in are producing the pad. The drums are courtesy of Spectrasonics Stylus RMX, and the bass is a layer that combines the Native Instruments Pro-53 and U-He Zebra2 synths. (Bass line © 2008 Jim Aikin.)
p58 | Sound Design Workshop: Steam Powered
Web Clip 1: This ZIP archive contains the Omnisphere patches and MIDI Learn templates used in Web Clips 2 and 3.
Web Clip 2: The two-layer Omnisphere vocal patch is heard first with granular processing turned off, then with it turned on.
Web Clip 3: The same organ phrase is repeated eight times: first with just two sine waves an octave apart, then four times with different ring-modulation amounts, and finally, three times with different hard-sync settings.
p76 | Review: Kurzweil Music Systems PC3x
Web Clip 1: This Clavinet medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
Web Clip 2: This Electric Pianos medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
Web Clip 3: This Mellotron medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
Web Clip 4: This Orchestral medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
Web Clip 5: This Piano medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
Web Clip 6: This Synth and VA-1 medley shows off some of the stronger sounds in the Kurzweil PC3x
p80 | Quick Pick: Eventide ModFactor
Web Clip 1: With the ModFactor''s outputs connected to two guitar amps, the stereo chorus just blew me away.
Web Clip 2: Here''s a dramatic example of the ModFactor''s flanger effect.
Web Clip 3: Here I''m playing my guitar with an EBow and processing it with the ModFactor''s Undulator effect, again in stereo.