Posted on | November 16, 2009 | 4 Comments
So this is another example of using the MD’s internal sampler to create a recursive “feedback loop” of sampling and resampling and resampling.… This has a tendency of psychedelically twisting the underlying beat. The way this stuff sounds has really surpassed my wildest dreams.
If you’re a Machindrum SPS-UW user, there are two tricks to getting this working nicely:
- Use the last four slots to setup two sample record machines, and two sample playback machines. Interleave the recording and playback so you get coverage of the entire measure. For example, have R1 sample the first half of the measure, and P1 start playing at the second half of the measure. Likewise, set R2 to record starting at beat 3, and have P2 triggered at beat 1. This is important to get the proper density of sampling to make this work with full feedback. I did this with a 16-step pattern, but it would probably work similarly when extended for longer loops.
- Use a Control All machine (or function-knob twists) to mangle the synthesis parameters, and optionally the insert effects to mess things up.
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Photo courtesy Patrick Denker.