EM 422 February 2020 examples and files

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Classic Consoles

Channel strips across the mix

Tracking with UAD unison technology

Vocal sweetening the SSL way

Working with sidechain controls

Comparing the character of console mix busses

The Art Of Synth Soloing

Exploring Timbral Changes With Wavetable SynthsVary your Touch for Control Over Envelope Triggering

Ex. 1 – Using Apple’s Retro soft synth in Table mode (wavetable), I sweep through some wavetables using the Mod Wheel, along with some subtle vibrato. In order, the tables are: Weird Pulses, Resonant LPF, FM Sweep and Metamorphosis.

Ex. 2 – Sweeping Retro wavetables using Pitch Bend, this time sweeping both oscillators in differing amounts and directions. In order, the tables are: Mod Saw, Morphing Harmonics, Sync Rocket, and Pulsating Sweep.

Ex. 3 – Using Xfer Records Serum soft synth, I sweep through various wavetables using the Mod Wheel. Note that some are set up to be sweeping smaller ranges, and so they impart a subtle, “living” analog quality to what are digital waveforms.

Ex. 4 – Using UVI’s Falcon synth I created some dual Program sounds using various lead sounds blended with a wavetable element to add some subtle movement during my Mod Wheel gestures. The first example has no sweep, all the others do.

Easy Guide: Drop Voicings

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