Diego Stocco has introduced FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus, a free collection of impulse responses based on sounds made with the MeeBlip Anode, a synthesizer by James Grahame and Peter Kirn.
“FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus” is a mini set of 15 Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of beats and percussive instruments. You can download it for free or “pay what you want”.
I created them for the rhythmic convolution processing you can hear in my track “Convoluted Anode”: https://soundcloud.com/diegostocco/convoluted-anode-diego-stocco
If you’re interested in this processing technique, check out “FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions“, a set of 200 impulse responses made from organic sources and materials.
More information: Diego Stocco / FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus
Diego Stocco has announced Percussive Echoes Bonus, a free collection of impulse responses.
“FFS // Percussive Echoes Bonus” is a mini collection of 10 Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of beats, drum machines, real drums, percussions, beat boxing and percussive instruments. You can download it for free or “pay what you want”.
I created them for the convolution processing you can hear in my track “Percussive Echoes” (no other reverbs or impulse responses used): https://soundcloud.com/diegostocco/percussive-echoes-diego-stocco
To learn more about how Convolution Processing applied to rhythmic material works, check out “FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions“, a set of 200 impulse responses.
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Diego Stocco has announced FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions, a set of 200 Impulse Responses made from organic sounding sources and materials.
“FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions” is a collection of Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of rhythmic material and instruments like drum machines, real drums and percussions, beat boxing and in general instruments that have a percussive quality.
This is a set of 200 Impulse Responses that I made from organic sounding sources and materials like metal, glass, paper, rubber, wood, water, etc.. they are organized into 10 sonic themes, but they can also be mixed together to create hybrid sounding results.
The pack is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.
More information: Diego Stocco / Rhythmic Convolutions
Diego Stocco has launched FFS 02 Convolution Processing, the second title in the Feedforward Sounds series of videos based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques created by Diego.
Convolution processors are used for a variety of applications these days, emulation of real acoustic spaces, sonic behavior of hardware devices and more. When used properly they can add an aura or realism to the initial sound source.
But the concept of “reality” in sound is exactly what a sound designer intends to transform, so rather than using a convolution processor as a static tool to approximate reality I decided to use it in a different way, to perform with sound design as it would be possible to perform with a instrument.
Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part. In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.
The 15 minute video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.
More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 02 Convolution Processing
Composer, sound designer and performer Diego Stocco has introduced the Rhythmic Processing, the first title in the new “Feedforward Sounds” series of educational videos, based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques.
With these videos, I’m sharing with you guys the experience I gained out of years of work and countless hours spent in trying to figure out unique ways to create original sounds and music.
Rhythmic Processing is a technique that allows the creation of multiple rhythmic elements, in real-time, from a single instrumental part.
The dynamic accents of the instrumental part (in this case an acoustic guitar) are routed into several plugin chains, each one creating a separate rhythmic element.
Rhythmic Processing features
- 10 minute video (H264/720p, 87.2 MB), including:
- concept behind the technique
- recording of initial instrumental part
- setup of the Live session
- detailed function of each individual plugin chain
- final performance
- final notes.
The video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.
More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 01: Rhythmic Processing
Diego Stocco posted Duet for Leaves & Turntable, another brilliant demonstration of the beauty of music made with everyday objects.
Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting. Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
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Diego Stocco has presented his Custom Built Orchestra, a project in which he created a an orchestra of handcrafted, unique instruments, and performed each part of a composition written by Diego himself.
I always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I’m performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments.
The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!
More information: Diego Stocco / Custom Built Orchestra