Hi. This week, we’ll be doing more bass stuff. I posted my last tutorial on Renoise & DOA forums and it’s gotten some real nice responses which made me a happy monkey! Thanks folks! The routing paradigm of Renoise/Redux also raised some questions and caused a bit of confusion for some of the newcomers. I’ll admit it can indeed get messy sometimes and I’d much rather have a signal routing system like Reaper or Ableton. But at the end of the day every software has it’s ups & down. The creative workflow of Renoise is unparalleled for me so I can live with it’s quirks just fine.
Here’s this week’s scenario: A fellow Redux user experiments with the techniques demonstrated in my last post and comes up with some sounds. He also has a few problems understanding the signal flow so he slightly misses the spot for some of the routings. I try to help him out a bit and once I’m done I realize I’ve got pretty good content for a new blog post. So there we go.
Hello. Here’s another remix I’ve made for a competition a while ago. I haven’t made it into the top tracks this time but still had a good time doing this and I’m making it available as a free download today. It’s somewhat Bhutanese Passport influenced so beware!
That’s all, I hope you like it. And don’t forget to grab a copy if you do.
Hello. As you may have heard, Renoise team recently released the Redux sampler. I’m really fond of this great instrument (that I even made a small post about it) so I’ve decided to change my blog post format a little to keep things Redux compatible as much as possible. With Redux being a VST instrument, that will ensure that I reach a greater amount of people and hopefully have more helpful content. This little change resulted in a much longer post than my usual but I hope it translates well to anyone who takes time to read it. To keep up with this tutorial, you need Redux of course (or Renoise, once it’s updated). Camel Crusher, a great freebie distortion/saturation unit, is optional.
Hello. For the last couple of sound design posts I’ve been focusing away from CDP a bit and featuring other great Renoise tools, Morphsynth & Offline Filter. So keeping up with that trend, I figured this week would be a good time to introduce another fantastic Renoise instrument, Padsynth. (Check out the forum thread to update it for R3.) Padsynth is an additive sound generator that’s capable of making pad-like sustained sounds which flow smoothly. The sounds you can generate out of it work great in Renoise instruments where you can apply volume envelopes, filters and so forth.
Hi. I realized most of my sounds turn out to be on the darker side of things so this week I’ve chosen a more positive vibe to begin with. This sound is from BluMarTen’s fantastic sample pack: JungleJungle. It’s a great collection, and it’s free, so make sure you grab it if you haven’t already.
First thing I intend to do here is shaping the envelope of the sound. Doing that before you start processing can help achieve interesting results. And for that I just reverse the sound and fade out the ending a little. CDP has similar functionality but this time I just went for Renoise as it’s much faster.