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Web Clips for June 2009 - EMusician

Web Clips for June 2009

From Electronic Musician: Hear Web Clips, audio clips, audio examples, PDFs, and other downloads outlined in the June 2009 issue of the magazine.
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p14 | Sonic Charge Synplant Download of the Month

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Web Clip 1: This eighth-note step sequence uses a single Synplant patch with automation of the MIDI Mod Wheel (grow patch) and the Rotation control.

p26 | iPhoning It In

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Web Clip 1: Intua BeatMaker. Although stylistically, this example is probably atypical for BeatMaker--which is best suited for electronica and hip hop--this clip gives you an idea of its abilities. All the sounds except for the synth bass and the guitar were from BeatMaker's internal sound set. The guitar and bass were sampled into BeatMaker, and edited using its waveform editor. They were then placed onto pads in the Pad section, alongside the internal sounds that were used for this project, and triggered in the sequencer. The mix was done in BeatMaker (including the delay effect), and the result was recorded out of the iPhone's headphone output.

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Web Clip 2: This clip shows the capabilities of two of the "Scenes" (effects chains) featured in Reality Jockey's RjDj Album app. The first section of the clip contains an acoustic guitar recorded through the iPhone's mic into RjDJ with the Eargasm scene selected. After about 45 seconds of that, it switches to Echolon scene (which features cross delays and pitch shifting) used on sampled drums and a synth played through studio monitors and recorded into the iPhone. It gets pretty crazy.

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Bonus Web Clip: Although Normalware's Bebot app is purely for fun, this singing, animated robot has some pretty slick soundmaking capability, and takes great advantage of the iPhone's touch-sensitive screen. See it in action here.

p32 | Crystal Palace

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Web Clip 1: Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method demonstrate one of their favorite methods for processing synth sounds.

p44 | Making Tracks: Creative Submixing

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Web Clip 1: FIG. 1: The subgroup on the left returns to an aux input and will translate perfectly between Pro Tools LE or M-Powered and Pro Tools HD. The stem on the right returns to an audio track, making it easy to print the stem but not easy to migrate the session to LE or M-Powered.

p46 | Sound Design Workshop: VocoVerb

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Web Clip 1: This ZIP archive contains the Propellerhead Reason 4 Combinator and Ableton Live 8 Audio Effects rack patches used in the article's Web Clips.

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Web Clip 2: This sequenced-drums clip is divided into two-bar segments: unprocessed, with delay, with vocoded delay, with reverb, with vocoded reverb, with reverb and delay, and with vocoded reverb and delay.

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Web Clip 3: This electric-piano clip from Loopmasters' Deep House Producer Harley & Muscle collection (loopmasters.com) is divided into four-bar segments: unprocessed; with very-short, high-feedback delay; with vocoded delay; and with vocoded delay with shift automation.

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Web Clip 4: This vocal clip fashioned from Tonehammer's Forgotten Voices: Francesca Kontakt sampling library (tonehammer.com) is heard three times: unprocessed, with very-short feedback delay and reverb, and vocoded with very-short feedback delay and reverb.

p52 | iZotope Ozone 4 (Mac/Win) Review

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Web Clip 1: The first two bars of this clip comprise the original mix, which sounds midrangey and has an excessive crest factor. Ozone''s processing—paragraphic EQ, multiband harmonic exciter, and loudness maximizer—kick in for the following two bars. (Turn down your monitors! The last two bars are quite loud.)

p62 | U-he Uhbik (Mac/Win) Quick Pick Review

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Web Clip 1: Here the tremolo effect Uhbik-T is used to process a rhythm-guitar track from the Big Fish Audio collection 102 Below. The clip starts out unprocessed, then segues through three stereo patterns using Uhbik-T's Pattern Y mode. The last pattern is held while the Haas Delay knob is increased then decreased to illustrate the Haas effect.

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Web Clip 2: This four-bar electric-piano riff is first processed with Uhbik-F using a through-zero flanging preset, then with Uhbik-F using a stomp-box-style flanging preset, and finally with Uhbik-P for a metallic phaser effect.

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Web Clip 3: Drum and voice loops from the Big Fish Audio Kontrol Freaks 2 collection are processed with the delay-echo, Uhbik-D. The voice loop is processed first by the frequency shifter, Uhbik-S.

p63 | Garritan Authorized Steinway Basic 1.03 (Mac/Win) Quick Pick Review

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Web Clip 1: This clip is made from the same MIDI clips used in the software piano round-up "Software Eighty Eights" cited in the article. It consists of a little stride, some gospel, an excerpt from the Chopin Fantasy in F minor (Opus 49), a Latin montuno, and a series of cluster chords. All clips were played in real time by round-up authors Marshall Otwell and Charles Otwell.