Web Clips for September 2009

From Electronic Musician: Hear Web Clips, audio clips, audio examples, PDFs, and other downloads outlined in the September 2009 issue of the magazine.
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p13 | Soundtrack of the Month

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Bomba Estereo Web Clip 1: Get a free download of the song "Musica Accion" from Bomba Estereo's album, Blow Up.

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Tortoise Web Clip 1: Listen to an excerpt from the song "Prepare Your Coffin" from Tortoise's new CD, Beacons of Ancestorship.

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The Herbaliser Band Web Clip 1: Here's a free download of the song "Geddim!" from the Herbaliser Band's Session 2 release.

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Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo Web Clip 1: Listen to this excerpt from "Ancestors Lost," from the album Eternal by Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo. You can download a full track, "Tuvan Prayer" at hhtmusic.com . Find out more about Carmen Rizzo at carmenrizzo.com.

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Seasick Steve Web Clip 1: This is an excerpt from Seasick Steve's song "My Donny" off his CD Dog House Music.

p28 | Shredding In the Box

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Web Clip 1: With the exception of Web Clip 5, all of the following Web Clips provide examples of factory presets with no or very minor tweaks (in some cases, adjusting a noise gate''s threshold). No external processing was added. All clips were produced playing a ''62 Strat. The first clip demonstrates presets for IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender.

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Web Clip 2: Here are a few Line 6 POD Farm Platinum presets.

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Web Clip 3: These presets are from Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3.

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Web Clip 4: Here''s a sampling of Guitar Rig 3''s unusual synth and FX presets.

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Web Clip 5: In this clip, Overloud TH1 morphs its right channel alternately between two amps in real time.

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Web Clip 6: Here are some Overloud TH1 presets.

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Web Clip 7: These presets are from Peavey ReValver MKIII.

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Web Clip 8: And here I''m playing through Waves GTR3 presets.

p38 | Making Tracks: Put Your Tracks on Ice

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Web Clip 1: This ZIP archive contains Live songs with setups for freezing Native Instruments Kontakt 3 and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Stylus RMX Xpanded 1.7. Move the songs to the Sets folder in Live''s Library to make them available as track setups for Live.

p40 | Sound Design Workshop: Twang, Rattle and Thunk

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Web Clip 1: This clip comprises the 33 notes of the chromatic scale from E1 to C4 recorded from Big Fish Audio''s John Cage Prepared Piano sampler library.

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Web Clip 2: This clip comprises the 33 notes of the chromatic scale from E1 to C4 using the guitar preparation discussed in the text.

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Web Clip 3: This short piece uses MIDI clips of differing length and meter to play the prepared guitar.

p44 | Roland V-Piano Review

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Web Clip 1: Shot at Summer NAMM 2009, this video compilation lets you in on the action as the V-Piano is revealed to the press. You also get to see some dynamite performances.

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Web Clip 2: You can judge the V-Piano''s acoustic realism for yourself by listening to the onboard demo songs.

p50 | Steinberg Cubase 5.01 (Mac/Win) Review

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Web Clip 1a: VariAudio at work. First, the unaltered audio file from a Cubase 5 demo.

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Web Clip 1b: With Clip 1b, I have stretched and moved some of the notes in this rather melismatic passage, achieving pretty natural results.

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Web Clip 1c: With Clip 1c, I have used VariAudio''s MIDI-generating capabilities to double the vocal with a monophonic synth lead, courtesy of Camel Audio''s Chameleon 5000 plug-in.

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Web Clip 2: Here''s a grooving sound collage, courtesy of LoopMash.

p54 | Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Review

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Web Clip 1: This clip features the baritone sax, first heard via the CM33 through the Liquid FF RED 1 H, then the CM33 through the Focusrite Red 1, followed by the 4400a through the Liquid STELLAR 1B, and finally the 4400a through the Universal Audio 610. Harmonics was set to 0.

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Web Clip 2: This clip features the same mic and preamp sequence as Clip 1, but this time the Harmonics parameter on both Liquid pre's is set to 8.

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Web Clip 3: This clip features the same mic and preamp sequence as Clip 1, but this time the Harmonics parameter on both Liquid pre's is set to 15.

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Web Clip 4: Here the bari sax is heard through first the CM33 and then the 4400a, both running through the Liquid preamps set to Flat with Harmonics at 0.

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Web Clip 5: Here the bari sax is heard through first the CM33 and then the 4400a, both running through the Liquid preamps set to New Age 1 with Harmonics at 0.

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Web Clip 6: This clip features Ryan Summers on vocals, first heard via the CM33 through the Liquid FF RED 1 H, then the CM33 through the Focusrite Red 1, followed by the 4400a through the Liquid STELLAR 1B, and finally the 4400a through the Universal Audio 610. Harmonics was set to 0.

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Web Clip 7: This clip features the same mic and preamp sequence as Clip 6, but this time the Harmonics parameter on both Liquid pre's is set to 8.

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Web Clip 8: This clip features the same mic and preamp sequence as Clip 6, but this time the Harmonics parameter on both Liquid pre's is set to 15.

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Web Clip 9: Here Ryan''s voice is heard through first the CM33 and then the 4400a, both running through the Liquid preamps set to Flat with Harmonics at 0.

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Web Clip 10: Here Ryan''s voice is heard through first the CM33 and then the 4400a, both running through the Liquid preamps set to New Age 1 with Harmonics at 0.

p58 | Quick Pick: Korg microKORG XL

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Web Clip 1: The microKORG XL is a fresh combination of features from the original microKORG and the Korg R3. This PDF chart shows how the three instruments compare.

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Web Clip 2: With a Korg RADIAS–derived vocoder and R3-style mic, the microKORG XL can make some terrific sounds. Here''s a tour of several vocoder presets: Vocal Pulse, Vocal Ensemble, Spectral Voice, Voice Changer and Devil Vox.

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Web Clip 3: Three knobs let you shape the microKORG XL''s sound during performance. In this clip, I changed FM and waveshaper parameters on an electric piano patch. (The background drums are a loop in Ableton Live to keep things moving.)

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Web Clip 4: And in this clip I changed filter parameters on an arpeggiated sound, PHAZKIT.

p60 | Quick Pick: Applied Acoustics Systems Strum Electric GS-1 (Mac/Win)

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Web Clip 1: With slightly different settings for individual string parameters, I''ve created a guitar with animated beating, tremolo effects and a vaguely sitar-like quality. None of Strum Electric''s built-in effects processing is active.

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Web Clip 2: Here''s a rhythm guitar part that starts on the neck pickup, switches to the bridge and then blends both.