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AMD Athlon 2 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, ECS 2400+ XP
Is Driving Me Insane"
To Dan Brown
dialup04216.intersatx.net 03-08-01 11:56
Brown is General Manager Of Native
Instruments, Hollywood, USA,
he's a friend of Will's, he liked my descriptions of Reaktor and
forwarded the page to a bunch of NI people. Will said he was intrigued by my
STAND ALONE usage and asked that I
send him some of my custom ensembles... BUT I
DON'T HAVE ANY! I use all the
standard Premium and Essential Libraries, with a few Martin Brinkmann
"Legacy Oddballs". I toss out most of the NI samples and replace them
with my own, (except for two stock samples I can't resist using, a NI e-kick
drum, and a Sonic Foundry BD+crash, every other sound you hear is homegrown by
popeye-x). I tweak the ensembles until I detect the most important quality I'm
I quickly save it as a parent snapshot with MIDI recall, followed by a Save As
of the whole ensemble, usually with "ppx" suffixed to the name. I end
up making dozens, sometimes hundreds, of tweaked out popeye-x presets to jam
with. Then I usually perform a rhythm between a handful of snapshots and record
the audio with the Reaktor tape recorder module, making large "jams"
between 2 and 15 minutes long, just following wherever the rhythm leads. I
listen back to that and cut out the extra lumpage and debris so its a clean wav
file, looped perfectly on beat, with the beat length saved in the file, i. e.
useful in every sampler I've got, especially great ammo for multiple Reaktor
beat loopers with 8 - 8x2 scene mixers for each MIDI program number. I feed the
output back into the input, layer and re-layer the rhythmic ingrdients. I use
Auto-Region by midi beat, Sound Forge can cut one of these "jams" into
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc. beat squares, and I extract all the regions into
folders as cookie cutter rhythm blocks, totally interchangable, and repeatable
in any quantity, or pattern. The tempos match automatically, hard or soft, it
makes no difference because they're 'sample accurate'.
After a good 6 minute jam. I
can cut that into 70 or 80 sample accurate loops and port them into my AKAI Z4
in less than 2 minutes, then the "jam" starts over, but thicker, more
abstract, and SYNCRO-performed LIVE, with a midi sequencer runnin' a hardware
sampler and whatever extraneous synth is plugged into it.
I often play my ultrafuzz
rhythm guitar along with all that, it seems like the logical thing to do. Bass
guitar is another prime ingredient for that type of thing.
Inhuman Logic by
Reaktor Electronic Instruments
machines analog digital rec studio
classic four track tape deck of the 70's