If you have been looking on the Internet for sounds for your E-mu Emax, you probably have found the one major repository of factory sound banks at http://www.hermannseib.com/english/synths/emax/banks.htm, but have also likely noticed that it is incomplete and has not been maintained for quite some time. You may have also … Continue reading
This tutorial covers a lot of basic synthesizer programming using a Nord Lead 2, and specifically targets how to approach the Elka Synthex “laser harp” sound Jean Michel Jarre has famously used. One of the core concepts is oscillator sync / hard sync / sync lead. This is a technique used in a lot of analog synths in the ’70s and 80s which provides an aggressive cutting sound.
Follow along step-by-step and you will have no problem understanding how to achieve this sound, and many extra sounds besides.
DISCLAIMER: High-voltage, electrostatic discharge, and other risks to body and property may be present. Proceed with these steps at your own risk. This tutorial is based upon: http://analog.no/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=54 Read that article first to understand our goal and the basic procedure. All credit goes to the original author. I’ve only clarified … Continue reading
The EPS16+ (a.k.a. EPS-16 Plus) has been used by: Rza on “36 Chambers”, Havoc on early Mobb Deep, El-P, and many others. Here is how to get started sampling with an Ensoniq EPS 16+, specifically focused on drums. Also relevant to the EPS 16’s big brother, the ASR 10.
This is an in-depth walkthrough and demonstration geared towards those new to sampling concepts and/or the EPS 16+.
Part 1: Covering sample rate, filter rate, clipping, truncate, normalize, boost, envelopes, effects, and more.
Part 2: Covering volume, panning, key range, layers, trigger mode, copying / erasing wavesamples, and hi-hat choke / cutoff.
Part 3: Covering how to load / save / edit effects, assign effects to instruments, wavesamples, and tracks, and advanced bus routing tricks including Waveboy Parallel FX.
Part 4: A continuation of the effects / bus / Parallel FX tutorial using a real world example of how to mix down a complete song. Covering resample with effects, mono/stereo imaging considerations, and instrument panning and volume as it applies to in-the-box mixing.
Part 5: Covering sequence creation, saving, and deletion; click tracks; instrument tracks; loop recording and playback; note quantize; event editing and filtering; time shifting; mix volumes; performance data; and mute/solo modes.