Monthly Archives: February 2016

VS 25: Akaizer Tool

Hello. Transforming a sound into something totally new is pretty cool. Just like taking a bunch of sounds and transforming them into a new track. But when you have so many options at your disposal it’s easy to get lost and come up with something that’s a little too complex or abstract for a listener to relate. And if you have some OCD tendencies like I do, things get only worse.

So I am a sucker for simple and effective ideas. Something you can apply in a few logical steps and perhaps combine it with another simple trick and get something that works easy and nice. CDP’s Blur process is a great example for this. It yields decent results in a relatively short time with a single step process. When you add some extra spin on it, something fundamental like reversing the sound or filtering, you usually get something pretty dope.

I’ve recently discovered that Akaizer can work in a similar manner. It’s a standalone tool for doing old school Akai style timestretching and it can also run inside Renoise as an extension. (Yay!) It’s pretty good for creating usable sounds out of even very basic samples so I’ve picked it for this post’s main subject.

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