Web Clips for July 2009 - EMusician

Web Clips for July 2009

From Electronic Musician: Hear Web Clips, audio clips, audio examples, PDFs, and other downloads outlined in the July 2009 issue of the magazine.
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p12 | Elastik Player Download of the Month

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Web Clip 1: This clip features loops from five very different construction kits at tempos ranging from 77 to 128 bpm and in keys A, E and F. Elastik Player makes it easy to mix these into a cohesive whole.

p18 | Obi Best Profile

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Web Clip 1: The song "Swedish Boy" featured the Oberheim OB-8 playing the melody you hear in the segment before the vocals come in.

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Web Clip 2: On "Origami," Lilly made a recorded a couple of bars of the song's mix into a Hello Kitty stuffed animal with a recording circuit in it, and then edited it so that it became the song's intro.

p22 | Going Beyond Presets

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Web Clip 1a: A riff played in Spectrasonics Omnisphere with no timbre shift.

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Web Clip 1b: A riff played in Omnisphere with a static downward timbre shift.

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Web Clip 1c: A riff played in Omnisphere with random modulation of timbre shift.

p38 | Master Class: By the Slice

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Web Clip 1: A one-bar eighth-note drum loop loaded into a Propellerhead Reason Dr.REX loop player is sequenced from a Matrix pattern sequencer with the Matrix's Curve sequencer modulating the Dr.REX filter cutoff. The first two bars are unprocessed, and all subsequent bars use only slice reordering and filter modulation.

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Web Clip 2: This clip begins with the original 30-slice REX clip as described in the text. After that you hear the following Up-mode arpeggiation variations: five odd-numbered slices with reverb faded in; five even-numbered slices with delay faded in; all ten slices; all ten slices with 4-2 Insert; and all ten slices with 4-2 Insert and a 14-step rhythm pattern.

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Web Clip 3: This ZIP archive contains the slicing preset for Ableton Live, called "Len's Slicer," that I use when slicing audio files for arpeggiation. Its Macro controls apply to all chains. Place the unzipped ADG file in your Live Library: Ableton > Library > Defaults > Slicing.

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Web Clip 4: This clip starts with an electric-piano-chords loop from Loopmasters Funky House Producer. The unsliced loop is heard first. Various arpeggiator settings are used to produce the sliced versions that follow. A send-effect delay is applied to some of the slices.

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Web Clip 5: In this clip, guitar, bass, and drum loops from the Big Fish Audio SloFunk collection are sequenced in Five12 Numerology using only its simplest sequencing module, Mono Note, and the loop player iZotope pHATmatik Pro.

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Web Clip 6: Here a marimba loop from Sony Creative Software Liquid Planet with both quarter-note and eighth-note slices is sequenced in Five12 Numerology using random jumping and an asynchronous five-step Velocity curve.

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Web Clip 7: In this clip, a log-drum loop from the PowerFX collection World Loop Spice Rack is sequenced in Five12 Numerology using the Matrix Arpeggiator. A variety of arpeggiator patterns, some with random jumps, are used. In all patterns, alternate steps are swung and have their Velocity reduced.

p44 | Sound Design Workshop: It's About Time

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Web Clip 1: This is the original 8-channel mix without any Time Designer processing. It's too busy and nothing syncs up.

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Web Clip 2: Here all eight channels have been greatly simplified. It's a big improvement, but not exactly in the pocket.

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Web Clip 3: Here all channels have been synched to the channel one drum track.

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Web Clip 4: In this clip, all channels have been converted to 6/8. MIDI clips of each variation were then dragged to DAW tracks and sequenced randomly; the whole pattern changes in two-bar segments.

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Web Clip 5: This is the 6/8 version using Variation D. A different bass variation is selected and shifted 12 ms earlier to tighten it with the kick drum, the voice clip has been de-simplified, and a different guitar variation is selected and shifted two beats later.

p48 | Ableton Live 8 Review

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Web Clip 1: A simple jazz beat is first heard against a 16th-note grid, then quantized to it. Next, the same beat is heard against a Latin groove and then quantized to that.

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Web Clip 2: This electric-piano loop from Big Fish Audio's Funky House Producer is heard raw and then processed with four different Corpus presets.

p56 | Nord Electro 3

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Web Clip 1: Here is the Electro 3''s Rhodes sound in a rock setting.

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Web Clip 2: This is the same patch as the rock Rhodes, but played more lightly and in a higher register.

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Web Clip 3: Here is a grouchy, growly Wurlitzer 200A electric piano patch.

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Web Clip 4: This funky Clavinet groove uses the Electro 3''s auto-wah effect.

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Web Clip 5: This standard Jimmy Smith-style Hammond organ patch is played with slow and fast Leslie speeds.

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Web Clip 6: Here is the Mellotron strings patch loved by prog and psychedelic fans.

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Web Clip 7: Here is the Mellotron strings patch loved by prog and psychedelic fans.

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Web Clip 8: And finally, here''s the Mellotron boys'' choir.

p60 | Sony Acid Pro 7 Review

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Web Clip 1: The guitars in this example were were recorded direct and then processed with the Native Instruments Guitar Combo plug-ins that come bundled with Acid Pro 7. The rhythm guitar was processed by the AC Box Combo (Vox AC30 emulation) and the lead by the Twang Combo (Fender Twin emulation).