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23-Apr-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


254 - Alesis SR16 tip        

From: Paul Clothier
Email: Your name/Email address
Date: 03-Mar-04


I use an SR16 for snares, hats, crashes, claps and percussion sounds. The snares can sound a little crappy and bloated for techno. What I do is assign them to Group 1, and assign the kick to Group 1 with its volume set to zero. I program the snare part, copy the loop to another track and transpose it to make the kick sound (silently). Then I shift the kick forward by 20 ticks (using an MC500 with 96ppqn), thereby gating the snare. This makes it sound so much punchier, coupled with a little high cut on the mixer to reduce cheesiness. Try it!


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