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21-Sep-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


215 - Morph a lead or bass line into a drum sequence.        

From: Brenballs
Email: Brenballs@hotmail.com
Date: 18-May-01


Heres a trick I use all the time, its a bit hit and miss, but I've gotten some amazing results over the years. Take a bass line or lead that you've been using from your sequencer, provided its not too basic!, and change the output channel to a preset drum kit on a drum machine or keyboard, whatever! It may sound a bit crap at first, but then increase the key of the sequence, note by note as its playing, and move it up through the scales of the mapped drumkit. The different notes in the sequence will trigger interesting rythms and combinations of drum sounds. MOST IMPORTANTLY, slap a 4/4 bass drum etc going in the background to get the right feel to the percussion. Try different things like shifting the sequence a tiny bit forward or backwards in time and get a nice offbeat. If you're patient, you can get some really funky rythms going that you may not have been able to program otherwise. Its worked for me on many an occasion!!

Bren.


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