Posted on 26/06/2016

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Lost in the options

Too much of a good thing? Many electronic musicians and producers have gathered large collections of instruments, plug-ins and devices in order to be as flexible as possible. But in many cases this flexibility can slow down your creativity, as you are struggling to choose which option to use for the current task. Jack of all […]

Posted on 25/05/2016

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Forced limitations

How far can you go with one sound, if you use all available treatments to it? I’d dare to say about all the way to a finished piece of music. A single basic sound source can be treated to perform almost any musical role. This was actually also the basic philosophy behind the first analog […]

Posted on 24/05/2016

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Extreme Timestretching

Timestretching audio became a household term with the advent of Akai’s S-1000 sampler in 1988. A special feature in the sampler allows you stretch out the duration of the sample by adding extra samples that are interpolated values in between the original samples. This gives quite a dramatic and robotic effect, that was widely used […]

Posted on 18/05/2016

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Mix De-compositions

Sometimes you need to do further work on a piece, but you only have a full stereo mix. This can be the case for remixes or mixtapes, and for creative re-use of your own past creations. [gdlr_quote align=”center” ]A full stereo mix, although seemingly limited, is a valuable source of musical material, if you take the time to de-compose […]

Posted on 12/03/2016

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Mix Randomization

In the last few months, I have created and experimented with a randomized mixing system, which provides a new way of interacting with the computer. The custom system has been created in Logic Pro X’s dreaded environment, which provides for very advanced ways of manipulating MIDI and controller data. Upon request the computer offers a random mix […]