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Old 28-08-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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Icon7 What techniques have you excited?

Post techniques that make you happy. For me, i just learned how to emulate dj turntable scribbling.

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Old 29-08-2017, 01:01 AM   #2
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

The one thing that I actually do very rarely is convert failed projects, or their individual tracks into audio piles, but every time I do I'm pleasantly surprised at the added things I can offer up to some other project.

Cool drums from one, stuttery stuff I built here, key play from another, etc.

EDIT - Has definitely helped with the brick wall I've been hitting for a while now.

DBL EDIT - Also, duplicating a track because you want to use it in a quieter or louder portion and deleting the opposite portions = simplicity.

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Old 29-08-2017, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Recently I got excited by a very simple thing, using effects on my Ipad to process audio on my groovebox, then I just resample and layer. Haven't been doing that in a while...

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Old 29-08-2017, 02:23 PM   #4
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

The simple joy of chopping audio and mangling audio.

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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Using lots of saturation and excitation instead of compressors.. it sounds so much better (for my music), I mix twice as loud (-14 to -11 LUFS easily) and it's a hell of a lot easier and faster.. I feel like I'm actually making music instead of overcoming engineering challenges. Because let's be honest, turning things up always feels better than dialing them down.
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Old 29-08-2017, 04:30 PM   #6
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

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Recently I got excited by a very simple thing, using effects on my Ipad to process audio on my groovebox, then I just resample and layer. Haven't been doing that in a while...
Gotta look into that with my octatrack

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Old 29-08-2017, 04:52 PM   #7
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The simple joy of chopping audio and mangling audio.
This!

I'll also never get over resampling multiple tracks and throwing them into a granular sampler.

Also, just setting up a whole drum rack and triggering a shitload of samples together to resample. It's super simple, but even pitching the whole glob down by a few semitones makes a cool, unique layer of shit to fuck with.

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Old 29-08-2017, 05:37 PM   #8
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Edging? :problemofficer:















OK..no, seriously..Reverb. It's one of my main (sad) pastimes..opening up a VST at random and applying a reverb plug on it and seeing where it takes me. I find it a great way to relax and basically noodle with software. Add into the mix a little delay, until you end up with this crazy [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
kind of thing going on and wild horses can't drag me away from the computer!

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Old 30-08-2017, 04:51 AM   #9
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

polyrhythms, multi-track-pitch-shifted cv modulated delay lines, downsampling by saving files at shitty bit depth with software like ableton or audiofinder to create low-fi samples or whatever
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:30 AM   #10
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Re-exploring wobbles... Finally getting some pro ideas.

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Old 07-09-2017, 08:52 PM   #11
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Finding more interesting ways/parameters to variate a waveform operator over time.

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Old 19-09-2017, 03:38 AM   #12
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Icon3 Re: What techniques have you excited?

i started working more with samples of all types--this seems to be the truth the light and the way. Also, i am enjoying trying other less known daws.

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Old 25-09-2017, 03:23 PM   #13
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Cutting all the low end with an eq to all the sound that doesn't have any place in the low-end frequency spectrum.
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Old 25-09-2017, 04:14 PM   #14
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Gotta look into that with my octatrack
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Old 25-09-2017, 05:51 PM   #15
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

I enjoy finding a nice loop or short sequence and then turning on bits of the effects chain Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo --> Boss Harmonist PS-6 --> Korg Kaoss Pad. Real nice granular texture from the Echo, wild pitch shifted random jump noise from the PS-6, and I've always liked the expression the Kaoss Pad give. All of them on will make you want to go a bit crazy at times.

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Old 25-09-2017, 06:39 PM   #16
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

In a few days I'm buying a portable field recorder.
I've got lots of ideas of wierd sounds and vocals to add to my tunes to make them more complete and interesting.

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Old 25-09-2017, 11:21 PM   #17
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

Resampling, microslicing
FX side chains with crazy setting, feedback, and a limiter
Sampling hardware
Field recordings

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Old 26-09-2017, 12:09 AM   #18
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

When I get stuck, I do this thing where I take a really basic sound like a guitar or synth line or field recording and run it through a random stack of effects (like 5-10). Then I take whatever comes out and high or low pass it and maybe pitch it up or down and then hard pan it. Then I do similar stuff to something else and hard pan it to the other side. Then I sum it to mono and start jamming over whatever thing came out of the mess. And then I'll just keep doing it with more things like drums or whatever until I have a basis that I find interesting.

I'm not a visual artist, but I think there's techniques like this where you draw something and lay another sheet over it and copy it and do it over and over until it's morphed into something else, like an artistic game of telephone. I have no idea what it's actually called, but it's gotten me over some blocks and out of some slumps since it produces random but cool stuff for me to work with.

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Old 26-09-2017, 12:14 AM   #19
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Recently I got excited by a very simple thing, using effects on my Ipad to process audio on my groovebox, then I just resample and layer. Haven't been doing that in a while...
I'm going to be doing a lot of this in the near future.

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Old 26-09-2017, 04:27 AM   #20
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Re: What techniques have you excited?

is finishing tracks a technique? if it is that's the one that gets me going. All the others either just help or hinder me getting there, I reckon.

Not trying to be a zen asshole, cause seriously imagining finishing a track is the only thing that will get me in front of the computer these days.

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