Web Clips for November 2009

Electronic Music November 2009 Web Clips, Audio Clips | Audio Examples, PDFs, Downloads From Electronic Musician
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p12 | Genuine Software ShakePad Download of the Month

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Web Clip 1: Here, a saxophone loop is accompanied by ShakePad''s version of chanting.

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Web Clip 2: In this clip, a combination bit-crushing and delay ShakePad preset processes a drum loop. Hold is turned off so that the xy-controller settings snaps back to the bypass position.

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Web Clip 3: Here, an airy pad is first sliced by eighth-note-triplet gating and then processed by a second ShakePad instance hosting a resonant lowpass filter.

p18 | Our Lady Peace Pro/File

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Web Clip 1: In this excerpt from "Dreamland," you can hear the hammered dulicimer (recorded with a Neumann U87) in the verse.

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Web Clip 2: In this clip from "Refuge," you hear the drum beat that was made possible by rearranging the kit.

p 22 | Channel Strip Surfing

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Web Clip 1: This clip begin with bounced multitrack session, and around the 22-second mark the audio repeats McDSP Channel G Compact's "SSL_Comp_Feedback_EQ" preset applied.

Eds. Note: The tracks on Web Clips 2 through 5 are from the Crystal Method's song "Come Back Clean" from their new CD, Divided By Night.* These tracks were part of a recent EM-sponsored remix contest on Indaba.com.
*Used by permission of The Crystal Method and Indaba Music.

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Web Clip 2: This clips begins with a vocal loop. At around the 10-second mark, the loop repeats with Metric Halo ChannelStrip's "Vocal 1" preset applied.

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Web Clip 3: This clips begins with an electric piano loop. After four bars, the SC-226 "CP-70 Piano" preset kicks in, but with some extra juice from the plug-in's 12AX7 effect to showcase the distortion that's possible from the tube emulation.

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Web Clip 4: This clips begins with a bass loop. At around the 9-second mark, the loop repeats with URS Classic Console Strip's Bass preset applied and with the compressor's gain makeup cranked up.

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Web Clip 5: This clips comprises a four-bar drum loop. The loop plays four times. The first time is unprocessed; the second time applies Wave Arts TrackPlug 5's "Punchy Kick" preset; the third time applies TrackPlug 5's "Snare1" preset; and the fourth time applies the "Distorted Drum Loop" preset.

p38 | Bottom's Up Sound Design Workshop

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Web Clip 1: Here I use highpass filtering to clean up the bass. In the first pass, there is no processing; in the second, there is normal processing; and in the last, there is more extreme processing to emphasise the effect.

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Web Clip 2: Here I''ve used noise gate ducking. In the first pass, there is no processing; in the second, there is normal processing; and in the last, there is more extreme processing to emphasise the effect.

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Web Clip 3: In this clip I''ve used noise-gate accenting. In the first pass, there is no processing; in the second, there is normal processing; and in the last, there is more extreme processing to emphasise the effect.

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Web Clip 4: In this longer example, you can hear the effect of the sidechain compressor ducking the pads when the acoustic guitar lead comes in. In the first pass, there is no processing; in the second, there is normal processing; and in the last, there is more extreme processing to emphasise the effect.

p44 | Propellerhead Software Record 1 Review

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Web Clip 1: In this clip, a former US VP, with the aid of Record''s vocoder, searches for the future.

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Web Clip 2: This clip comprises two guitar loops (WAV) and a drum loop (REX) originally at 90 bpm. The first pass (four bars) is at 90 bpm. In the second pass, the tempo escalates from 60 to 180 bpm. The first guitar loop and the drum loop have time stretching enabled, whereas the second guitar loop has it disabled and, therefore, always plays at 90 bpm.

p52 | Devine Machine Krishna Synth 1.5 Review

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Web Clip 1: Here''s a now-famous speech fragment in its unaltered version, and then juxtaposed with a Chaos LFO randomly selecting loop-starting points.

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Web Clip 2: Starting with a single default sine wave, I take Krishna Synth''s frame oscillator through various types of frame-modulation effects.

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Web Clip 3: Again starting with a sine wav for illustrative purposes, I use various frame-drawing tools to mangle the waveform.

p56 | 2C Audio Aether Quick Pick Review

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Web Clip 1: I played a ''62 Strat through a custom patch of Aether to demonstrate its eminently smooth reverb tail.

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Web Clip 2: In this clip, I sent the snare drum through a user preset I programmed for Aether.

p61 | Quick Pick: Mixosaurus Kit A

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Web Clip 1: For rock drums, I used a bit of internal compression and external EQ. The ambience is a combination of the sampled room and chamber returns in Kit A only.

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Web Clip 2: For jazzier drums, I used no EQ, compression or external processing. Everything you hear is in Kit A.