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Early Documentary about Sampling (1988)


Psychoacoustics for Sound Designers by Shaun Farley

A primer on psychoacoustic principles that sound designers can potentially take advantage of in their work. Links to external media and Pure Data patches available at: http://designingsound.org/2014/12/designing-sound-discussion-group-psychoacoustics-for-sound-designers/


Musicless Musicvideo


Sound Design w/ Common Objects’ – Chris Petti @ Decibel via Dubspot


Ableton Live 9 in 9 Minutes by Tom Cosm


Hecq forges music from noise


Ten Clever Uses for the VMeter


About setup:

“First off, I’ll repeat that there’s no Max4Live involved, and no external plugins. It’s all native Ableton devices. Secondly, in case you haven’t read the review yet, I’d recommend that you do. It might help make the explanations I’m about to give a little clearer. Here’s how I did it:

Vinyl Scratch Emulation: I made an Operator patch generating white noise, with a Redux effect on it. I enabled Note Out on the editor and I mapped the touch position to a band pass filter.

Beat Repeat Control: I applied a Beat Repeater to a track, then mapped the On/Off messages on the VMeter to the Repeat button and the touch position to the rate.

AB Effect Sends: The pressure output is mapped to the A send (reverb on the return) and the touch position to the B send (delay on the return).

Crossfade: This is actually really easy. I chose ‘crossfader’ mode in the editor and then mapped it to Live’s crossfader.

Tape Stop and Fast Forward: I enabled Note Out and Pitch Bend mode on the editor and loaded an Amen Break sample into Simpler on a track. I mapped the touch position to sample transpose and that’s it.

Chain Selector: This one’s obvious. I mapped touch position to chain selection. If you don’t know what that is, you’d better watch this.

Bass Filter and Tremolo: I mapped touch position to a a low pass filter on a track playing a bass clip and the pressure output to an Auto Pan amount knob.

Bass Filter LFO Rate: Also obviosu. The touch position is mapped to the LFO rate on an Auto Filter, synced to the beat.

Instrument: I enabled Note Out and Pitch Bend mode on the editor and mapped touch position to the transpose knob on an Operator patch.

Keyboard Volume and Vibrato: I mapped the pressure output to channel volume and touch position to the LFO amount on another Operator patch.”


Read the full review here http://bandesnaci.com/VMeter-review/


Delia Derbyshire Day 2013

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 from Delia Darlings on Vimeo.


New Book



Paul Rez’s studio and some techniques he used for the Analogue Witchcraft sample library.