Beat Battle 102 I DARE YOU


#25

Hard panning? How about…

BINAURAL 9D AUDIO EXPERIENCE [HEADPHONES ONLY] that would induce vomiting and give headaches???


#26

Sure or you could just do some really bad subs and call it a day.


#27

I say do it.


#28

I vote this for the beat battle hard coded header :slight_smile:


#29

I guess you weren’t kidding :crazy_face:

So far I’m dead in the water with this one, anyway.

How are you guys doing?


#30

I’m working on improving my slooper max patch for this one. I’m most likely doing a sort of avant- garde piece for this one.

I don’t have a real good sampler to load the samples into besides my daw lol


#31

There’s a better sampler than a DAW?!

:stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:


#32

Izotope Iris. Iris 2 is free this month if you buy anything from plugin boutique @IO_Madness . You can find a $5 sample pack and get Iris free, and that is a fantastic sampler. Leaps and bounds above anything I’ve ever used before.


#33

jeez that’s quite a deal. gonna have to grab this.

I seem to recall that Iris is a additive synth that resynthesizes stuff and not a sampler, but I could be mistaken.


#34

I hate pitch shifting samples manually, and without being able to quantize finer than a whole note the sample placement is gonna be a pain, and I’d feel like I’m cheating using the grid to place samples (without quantize).


#35

Basically I want something to load the samples into that I can feed midi from my keyboard controller into, so I can play the samples. There is one in REAPER (which is what I use), but it’s a pretty simple sampler.


#36

wow I wasn’t aware other daws would have this much trouble with sampling, not to mention grid… How the heck do other people even do beat battles without a decent sampler?!!


#37

That would be harmor, which I also have. I read the manual on Iris and it didn’t say anything along those lines, just that it has the spectral filtering out of RX (from like 5 years ago but still very good). So I think it’s all subtractive. TBH for me the killer feature is the control you have over pitching and re-pitching your samples. You can easily set the base note and choose to have it either resample, use the proprietary fancy ri-pitcher, or use it at a static pitch. And that works polyphonically too. And you get 4 layers of that in a patch. And it just works.


#38

Normally, I load a sample from which I either cut parts out of to make something else and/or process with FX to make nifty rhythms or sounds, then work those into different parts in the track, and from there work them into movements and try building a groove, adding changes and variation as I go, leading up to the entire song. Everything is edited using cut, copy and paste, and I sequence everything directly in the edit window with a mouse.

Many of my songs are done without any live inputs, mostly I edit and arrange completely with a mouse and keyboard, tho when I can incorporate my moog or other synths I normally do the tone changes live (filter, adsr, modulation).


#39

Here’s an older video of me working on BB80 that kinda shows my process (I don’t start explaining what I’m doing until 6:45, so you may want to fast forward to that point):


#40

ah ok. Well, no quantize or grid finer than one bar, do it by feel. Should be cool for some off-kilter grooves. And of course copy/paste by bars is allowed.


#41

hmm… I do keep seeing the word resynthesis thrown around, which is by definition addutive synthesis, but Izotope is calling it a sampler in their literature. So it almost seems like they want you to think of it as a sampler for marketing reasons?

Regardless, what’s the difference between resynthesis and pulse code modualtion in a philisophial sense anyway? I mean… in both you’re using some convoluted mathematical process to reconstitute a piece of audio. Maybe they should just both allowed.

Also, thanks so much for drawing my attention to this deal… I havent bought a plugin in a while and I’m pretty excited to play with this one. Will be using it on more than just beat battles for sure.


#42

Iris is a very basic sample player with a very unique spectral filter. It doesn’t do any form of resynthesis afaik. Maybe some people are confusing the spectral filter with additive synthesis?

Edit: in theory, the whole spectral filter thing might be based on some spectral resynthesis similar to photosounder though, not sure about this. But in any case, it works as a really basic sample player, you can’t even modulate the start and endpoints for sample playing, for instance. It’s kinda like a filter effect.


#43

I understand the rule, I just feel placing them by hand will inescapably lead to me using the grid as a guide when making cuts and edit, which to me feels like cheating, thus my drive for finding a sampler I can feed MIDI into.


#44

prize idea maybe…

because you can never be too prepared for getting old

if i do do this ill just use my laptop keyboard as a midi controller and record my playing the notes and stuff with fl’s edison

i.e.

made by doing this litterally
https://i.giphy.com/media/lJNoBCvQYp7nq/giphy.webp