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Top 16+ First Look Tutorials 2022

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  1. Face Off! 3 synths – One Pad! Serum v.s Pigments vs. Sektor!
  2. Brent March builds a beat using reMIDI 2 from SongWish for ADSR
  3. STRANJAH makes a beat with Serato Sample
  4. Arturia FX COLLECTION 2 Review – New FX + Features, Functions & First Look
  5. Sound Design: Build Custom Organic Wavetables in Serum
  6. Check out the unique, almost disturbing sound of Interstellar Waterphone from Soundyan
  7. Building a beat with UJAM Groovemate ONE
  8. Sound Design: Virtual modular synthesis basics + First Look: Multiphonics CV-1 from AAS
  9. Is Memorymode better than the original Memorymoog it was inspired by?
  10. Live – Using Polyscape Pro to Create Next Level Liquid D&B!
  11. Granular Synthesis – How To Create New Sounds from Old Samples!
  12. Can you use a Vintage EQ on Modern Music? Taetro checks out MTurboEQ Live!
  13. TAETRO makes a beat using H910 by Eventide
  14. Live – Smooth Operator – as good as it looks? Help Stranjah put it to the test!
  15. Live – Psychoacoustic Magic? Taetro Explores Space with Expanse 3D
  16. Polyphony & Synthesis + PS-20 Synthesizer First Look – Sound Design Session with Brent March

1. Face Off! 3 synths – One Pad! Serum v.s Pigments vs. Sektor!


2. Brent March builds a beat using reMIDI 2 from SongWish for ADSR

MIDI Sampling Is Finally Here

Introducing reMIDI 2, the follow up to reMIDI. The reMIDI 2 upgrade allows you to take MIDI sampling to the next level with the new features:

  • Grid layout of 120 pads, giving you effectively 120 reMIDIs
  • Each pad is assignable to have its own selected slice from the MIDI file loaded into the pad
  • Combine different MIDI files together (for melodic/drum MIDI)
  • Record MIDI into pads from reMIDI MIDI input/output
  • Export all the pads as separated or combined MIDI
  • Freeze button to freeze the MIDI slice at its beginning (great for grabbing chords)
  • Velocity settings to scale the MIDI file note velocities by the input note with the option of original/fixed velocities
  • Upgraded the built-in instrument to a sampled grand piano, improving on the original reMIDI sine wave synth.

reMIDI (pronounced ‘remedy’) is not another music theory MIDI effect plugin. It’s the very first MIDI sampler. It literally cuts to the core of the problem of finding inspired musical materials by providing harmonies and melodies that are proven to work – enabling you to sample the royalty-free compositions of past greats (Bach, Chopin, Gershwin, etc).

More in the mood for modern? No problem – You can use reMIDI to get the most out of your purchased royalty-free MIDI loops.
If you can sample audio to help kickstart productions, why not sample midi? You can isolate melodies more easily than audio recordings and you can even extract all the chords used! Best of all – you get to choose the instruments.

reMIDI comes with over 1700 royalty-free midi files in the factory library to sample from. But you’re never limited – you can even expand the library by sampling from your own midi!

Connect reMIDI to your favourite virtual instruments and hit the keys/pads on your midi controller to effortlessly find the building blocks for your next track.

You can edit midi notes exactly how you want by dragging out any slice that reMIDI serves up. Make each loop your own. You can even use it to help create a top-selling loop/chord pack.

How Does reMIDI Work?

reMIDI is a plugin instrument capable of outputting MIDI as well as audio. With regard to the latter, a simple sine wave synth sound is built in for scratch work, so you can quickly find a loop for export as a MIDI file entirely within it.

Obviously, though, the idea is to trigger other instruments via reMIDI, and how this is set up depends on the host DAW. For VST hosts (ie, Ableton Live), reMIDI loads as an instrument plugin onto a MIDI track, the output of which is sent to a second track (hosting the target instrument) using the DAW’s routing system.

For Audio Unit hosts (ie, Logic), the included reMIDI_MFX MIDI effect plugin is loaded up instead. This is identical to the regular reMIDI, but sits in front of the target instrument on the same track, outputting MIDI directly to it. It’s certainly the more elegant of the two approaches, although it only captures the raw triggering notes to the track, not the chords output by the plugin.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Sample from over 1700 complete compositions with masterfully chosen chords, progressions, and melodies
  • Go beyond robotic arpeggiators by triggering natural midi sequences
  • Easily audition automatically sampled slices of MIDI that loop perfectly at the touch of a key
  • Drag sampled chords and progressions out to your DAW
  • Easily work with MIDI without using a piano roll/note editor
  • Trust the musical wisdom of master composers – they offer timeless hooks, motifs, themes, and variations – all waiting to be discovered by sampling
  • Over 150 composers (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Gershwin, etc)
  • 8 different genres (Baroque, Classical, Folk, Hymn, Jazz, March, Renaissance, and Romantic)
  • Save your own sample sets to the preset bank for later use
  • Easily cut the tempo in half or multiply it by any factor while staying in sync with your DAW
  • Assign any VST / AU instrument to reMIDI to control your favourite synths
  • Once you find a loop or a chord progression from a MIDI file you can keep searching the same file or other files for variations
  • Instantly transpose all the notes for endless remixing possibilities
  • No tedious manual slicing. Just set your starting point and slice size and reMIDI chops up the entire file into even parts
  • Use multiple instances of reMIDI to build a complete band of virtual instruments (drums, bass, keys, and leads). With this setup, you can conduct a whole band with one finger!
  • The built-in MIDI file browser makes it a breeze to instantly preview sections of full compositions or MIDI loop packs. Find inspiration in a flash
  • Browse the factory MIDI containing hundreds of high-quality files organized by style and composer
  • Expand the MIDI library by favouriting your own organized files and folders. Limitless sampling!
  • reMIDI is incredibly fun and addictive
  • A revolutionary workflow which guarantees you’ll consistently make better music

3. STRANJAH makes a beat with Serato Sample

The Fastest Way to Sample.

A powerful and intuitive new sampler plugin for producers that allows you to quickly find, chop, key shift and time-stretch samples.

The Power of Pitch ‘n’ Time

It has the world-famous Pitch ‘n’ Time algorithm built-in, giving you the best time-stretching quality on the market.

Works in Leading Production Software

Sample will work in most DAWs that support AU/VST* plugins including Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro and Maschine.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Unrivalled time-stretching powered by Pitch ‘n Time – Time-stretch samples to extreme values using the power of Serato Pitch ‘n Time. It’s also easy to sync samples to your project.
  • Flawless Key Detection and Key Shifting – Find the key and then shift it with the power of Pitch ‘n Time.
  • Find the Best Samples – With one click Serato Sample’s algorithm finds 16 of the best samples to work with, or find some magic with the Random feature.
  • Change Samples Beyond Recognition – You can manipulate each pad individually. Mess around with key, bpm and more with pad parameters.
  • Keyboard Mode – Play one sample across the full piano scale like a synth.
  • Mono/Poly Playback – Trigger your Cue Points with monophonic playback like Serato DJ. Or you can use polyphonic playback to play chords and drum patterns.
  • Familiar and Fast Cue Point Workflow – Use Serato DJ’s popular Cue Point workflow to quickly set and trigger pads.
  • Process Each Cue Individually – Route each cue’s output to separate channels in your DAW.

What’s New in Serato Sample 1.2?

Serato’s latest release delivers some exciting, long-requested feature updates for producers:

  • 32 Pads: We’ve doubled the number of pads from 16 to 32. Which doubles your chances of striking gold using Sample’s Autoset features, like ‘Find Samples’ or ‘Random’.
  • Velocity: There’s now an option to respect a host DAW’s velocity, letting you play expressively with your MIDI keyboard or drum controller.

4. Arturia FX COLLECTION 2 Review – New FX + Features, Functions & First Look


5. Sound Design: Build Custom Organic Wavetables in Serum


6. Check out the unique, almost disturbing sound of Interstellar Waterphone from Soundyan


7. Building a beat with UJAM Groovemate ONE


8. Sound Design: Virtual modular synthesis basics + First Look: Multiphonics CV-1 from AAS


9. Is Memorymode better than the original Memorymoog it was inspired by?


10. Live – Using Polyscape Pro to Create Next Level Liquid D&B!


11. Granular Synthesis – How To Create New Sounds from Old Samples!


12. Can you use a Vintage EQ on Modern Music? Taetro checks out MTurboEQ Live!


13. TAETRO makes a beat using H910 by Eventide

The H910 Harmonizer was the world’s first digital effects processor.

With its unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation and delay, the H910 can be heard on countless ground-breaking works by artists from AC/DC to David Bowie to Frank Zappa. Simply put, nothing sounds quite like it.

A powerful creative tool, the H910 plug-in for AAX, VST and AU is a faithful recreation of the original hardware. Use the H910’s pitch changing ability to create specific musical intervals and perfect harmonies, spread guitars, fatten snares, apply subtle organic de-tuning to synths or add slap-back delays to vocals. At extreme settings, you can create unheard-of mechanical sounds, drone effects or robot language using self-oscillation, delay, and anti-feedback.

H910-EKD

A number of enhancements have been added to this release including Keyboard and Envelope pitch control modes, Output 2 Delay Group and a Mixer. This H910-EKD (Envelope/Keyboard/Delay) as it is known, allows the plug-in to be even more responsive to your sound.

The recreation of the original piano-style keyboard remote control allows you to play musical pitch offsets and blend in a second delay line by using new mixer controls for added stereo sound. The new envelope follower uses the input signal to bend the pitch.

Two is Better than One

When you purchase the H910 Harmonizer plug-in, you also receive Eventide’s exclusive H910 Dual Harmonizer. This version recreates the popular technique of running two H910 units in parallel to create lush doubling and other interesting effects.

MAIN FEATURES

  • NEW Keyboard and MIDI mapping – The original H910 featured a keyboard remote control which was used live by several artists including Elton John. With the H910 plug-in you can easily use MIDI to control pitch and harmonization in real-time
  • NEW Envelope Follower – An envelope follower has also been implemented in this latest release. Engineers and producers discovered that sending a control voltage to the hardware H910 could be used to slightly (or massively) vary the pitch, creating entirely new sounds. The built-in envelope follower makes exploring these possibilities easy
  • NEW OUT2 Delay Group – adds inspiring attributes to your sound
  • True analog modeling of highly nonlinear electronics for faithful reproduction of the original H910’s juicyness and grit
  • Perform perfect pitch changes controlled manually, via MIDI or with Anti-Feedback
  • Anti-Feedback modulates the pitch around unity for a subtle or wild effect
  • Optional “glitching” of original H910 hardware to create unpredictable sounds as it alters pitch
  • Modify pitch by musical intervals (diatonic) to harmonize vocals or solo instruments
  • Delay rhythms and melodies to create everything from slap-back echoes to feedback chaos
  • Create colorful, unique sound effects and drones through self-oscillation
  • Individually control delay outputs and dry/wet mix
  • Mix Lock allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the dry/wet mix constant

BONUS: H910 Dual

  • H910 Dual recreates two H910 units running in parallel to create doubling effects and other unique sounds
  • H910 Dual easily fattens and thickens instruments when assigning opposite pitch ratios
  • H910 Dual Stereo (cross-unit) Feedback can cause the incoming signal to shift up and then down continuously

Presets

The H910 and H910 Dual feature hundreds of presets and include a number of artist presets.

  • Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle)
  • Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails)
  • The Butcher Bros. (John Lennon, Bob Dylan)
  • Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, Frank Zappa)
  • Roy Hendrickson (Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra)
  • Sasha (Madonna, Hot Chip)

The Glitch is Back

The original H910’s unique pitch change method introduced random ‘glitches’ into the audio and the word ‘glitch’ into the audio engineer’s vocabulary. Not surprisingly, artists found creative ways to use the glitch and, in fact, years later when the H949 was introduced with advanced de-glitching circuitry, some users were disappointed that the glitch was gone. In addition to the glitch, all of the quirkiness of the original H910 has been emulated.

The design predates the introduction of the CD and digital audio sample rate standards (e.g. 44.1 kHz) by nearly a decade. The system clocks at the heart of the design drifted and wobbled introducing a degree of randomness in the effect not found in later crystal-based, precise digital devices.

This was evident in the way that the display would flicker between pitch ratio readings. The combination of glitch, randomness and analog signal path, especially when the feedback control was turned up, added an ‘organic’ feel to the sound and that feeling comes through in the plug-in.

True End to End Emulation

Eventide has painstakingly modeled every section of the analog signal chain to recreate the sounds of the original H910.

The original H910 was a 100% software-free, analog and digital processor that predated the earliest practical ADC or DSP chips by several years.

It used simple digital logic gates and some of the earliest RAM memory chips but was, in large measure, an analog beast.

A custom analog-to-digital converter, companding, filtering and analog feedback combined to give the unit a distinctive sound which this plug-in faithfully re-creates.

Join the Elite

H910 Hall of FameIn 2007, the H910 was inducted in the technology Hall of Fame. The list of famed producers, audio engineers and musicians that still use it to this day—either in hardware or plug-in form—is a veritable “who’s who” of the recording industry.

Thicken drums, create vocal harmonies and make your guitars fill up the track with the best of them. Just ask Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, ), Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, U2, Madonna), Tom Lord-Alge (Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Santana), Tony Platt (AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Bob Marley), Laurie Anderson and Eddie Van Halen, to name a few.

Once you have the H910 in your arsenal, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.


14. Live – Smooth Operator – as good as it looks? Help Stranjah put it to the test!


15. Live – Psychoacoustic Magic? Taetro Explores Space with Expanse 3D


16. Polyphony & Synthesis + PS-20 Synthesizer First Look – Sound Design Session with Brent March


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