Short links for August 17th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Audiotuts - Layering drums in FL Studio

# How to Layer Hip Hop Drums in FL Studio

Sean Duncan @ Audiotuts shows you how to layer drums:

Although it is often seen as a signature move of Hip Hop producers, customizing drums through layering is a technique used by artists in every genre, and it allows you to have fresh, new drum sounds that will energize your productions.

Using simple tools and sounds you already have, you can expand your sound palette. In this tutorial, Sean Duncan gets us started.

# Reaktor Blog – Native Instrument Reaktor tutorials, tips and hints by Aleksandr Smirnov (noartistname)

# Son of Thummer: a jammer is born

MusicScienceGuy Jammer

MusicScienceGuy (Ken Rushton) about his custom MIDI controller:

So far, all I've done with it is run a little Max/MSP test program to prove I can address each device separately, and it does work. A modest bit of programming awaits.

What you see:

  • 2 axis keyboards in folded-scale mode, one for each hand, 98 keys under each hand.
  • A black Korg nanoPad: my pitch bend and special controls / triggers.
  • A white Korg nanoKey: this is my foot-pedal to-be.
u-he Diva virtual analogue synthesizer

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