Bending and chip tune leads
Just started bending notes more, first time since I started working with ableton. I loved it in fruity, just make them slider notes that could control volume, filter and other things at same time, was awesome and powerful. Ability to group notes to colors and only bend or bend notes differently withing the same midi clip.
Right now I bind a midi slider to synths pitch in someway and try make my slides and bends like that recording and then fine tuning drawing the envelope. If I want different effects on different notes from same instrument I need to make a new layer for that/those notes. DUnno if this is efficient.
This is new to me and I have trouble getting the bends like I want them / how I hear them in my head.
This particular problem arose when I'm working on a chip tuneish song. I realized you cannot get a nice classic chipish lead without some cool bending. Bending bass seems easier for me then more highpitched leads.
I'm just looking for tips really to get the bends as nice as possible if you have any. I guess it is mostly a matter of edit, rerecord, try again until I get it right. But yeah tips are welcome.
Also if you have any tips on those classic low freq organish sounds I'm all ears. I found that wobbling the pitch either with LFO or just the slider adds a lot of nice movement which I think is classic chip effect. I also automate the PW of the osc and it works to get a nice effect. Just feels like I am missing something for this sound, particularly when making fast progressions or arps like smth that sounds like "leveling up" or a powerup sound, they feel a bit thin and my normal EQ treatment doesn't do enough work. Maybe I need some kind of layering. I also tried 2 osc detuned from another but I do not like that effect at all when bending.