Sunday, August 28, 2011

new upload: Bell Drone

The sample of a huge decaying church bell recorded inside a bell tower in Moscow processed with Zebrify Filters and Sideband Modulation is used in Granular mode in Oscillaotrs A+C, split across the keyboard, split point being C3. Processed by an evelope controlled LPF 8 Pole Filter, it's resonance processed by a Frequency Shifter. Resonance amount is controllable with Macro 5, the pitch of the frequency shifter with Macro 6. Oscillator 2 adds a synthetic sound, processed by a tuneable Cloud Filter (Macro 7), the Oscillator's unison random transposition is controllable with Macro 8. Macros 3+4 control the individual channel volumes. Macro 1 brings in a temposynced Ringmodulation sequence and Macro 2 adds waveshaper distortion. Macros 9-12 control the Aetherizer in the FX section and Macro 18 controls the Attack time. The Modwheel adds pitch randomization/detune to the granular oscillators. Please check the envelope and LFO pages for more modulation sources and targets.


new upload: Big Sci-Fi Organ

All 3 Oscillators carry the same selfdrawn waveform, each Oscillator panned differently with Osc 2+3 slightly detuned. There is a Cloudfilter in each Channel, control their Balance with Macro 2, if that Macro is up you can use the Modwheel for detuning/Leslie effects. Each Channel has a LFO-controlled Ringmodulator in the Mod module, control LFO-depth with Macro 4, Ringmod Balance with Macro 8 and temposynced LFO-Ringmod speed with Macro 12. In the Master section you can control the Highpass Frequency with Macro 7, the Lowpass Cutoff with Macro 5 and the Lowpass Resonance distortion with Macro 6. Macro 1 activates a temposynced LFO for amplitude modulation and the Aetherizer in the FX section has Macros 9+10 assigned for Wet Balance and Feedback amount. Please check the LFO and envelope section for further modulation sources and targets.


Friday, August 26, 2011

quick tutorial for using envelopes for sample playhead control

This is the FAQ most often asked and many Absynth users don't seem to know about his feature:

Start from scratch - File->New Sound->set the Oscillator to Granular->select a sample->set start point to 100
click on the MOD tab->set time to 0%

Back to the Main tab->right click on "Start"->dropdown menue opens->at the bottom "Create new envelope" which will automatically take you to the new envelope display
Now draw your envelope, if you want it to temposync choose "Retrigger" mode and change view to "grid"

Note that you have more parameters in the oscillator's Mod tab for altering the sound, like RFreq for detuning fun, RTime for randomization of the grains timewise and RAmp for random amplitude modulation.

Monday, August 8, 2011

new upload: Voicegulls

The sample of female vocals sounds processed with crusherX and Aether is used in Channel A+B. Osc A runs in Sampler Mode, the sound is processed by a Waveshaper and a LFO-controlled HP-Filter, you can transpose the sound up an octave with Macro 8. Osc B runs in Granular Mode, you can alter the sample speed with Macro 1. The signal is processed by a Cloudfilter which you can turn up an octave with Macro 7. Osc C runs in Double mode and produces a tremolating sound with clear pitches, processed by a LPF 8 Pole Filter controlled by an envelope and a LFO. Each Channel has a Macro assigned to it's main volume (2-4).
In the Master section there is a Comb Filter, control it's resonance with Macro 5 and the Balance of the Ringmodulator in Master module 2 with Macro 5. The Aetherizer in the FX section has Macro 9-11 assigned, the Modwheel detunes the Aetherizer's pitch. Please check the envelope and LFO pages for further modulation sources and targets.


Friday, August 5, 2011

new upload: Call Me

Channel A uses a female vocal sample I made for my Sound Bank Alchemistry Beyond. Set to Granular mode you can alter the Grain size with Macro 1. When the slider is turned towards the left this will result in a ringmod-like sound with a strange pitch-following behaviour, turned to the right in a warmer vocal-like sound with clear pitches. The sample is not looped and will stop playing after a while. A Cloudfilter and a Lowpass Filter process the signal, control the Cloudfilter's Balance with Macro 2, the Filter Q with Macro 5 and the Filter Transpose with Macro 6. Channel B adds a ringmodulated synthetic sound with a sweeping Bandpass filter. In the Master section a LFO-controlled Allpass Filter processes the signal furtherly, control the Filter Resonance with Macro 7 and the Resonance distortion with Macro 8. Macros 9-12 control the Aetherizer in the FX section and Macro 14 let's you control the Lowpwpass Cutoff of the LP Filter in the Master section. Macros 3+4 are for individual volume control of each channel and the Modwheel adds plenty of detune. Please check the envelope and LFO page for further modulation sources and targets.