1. Creating Custom Pads
and Space Textures
I chose to give you a variety of
different textures from the coldest most sterile digital to the warmest sweaty
analog. Pads take up lots of your RAM. Here's a creative way to get really
thick sounds out of Windowpane without choking your system. Open a new
song. Set the BPM to 135.Layer up the pads you want. Mix them
tastefully with volume, pan , envelopes and FX. Set the Play Looped tool
for the meaningful area of the sounds you want. Go to the file menu.
Do a SAVE AS Mixed wave file with the box checked for save the audio in the
looped area only checked.
You now have a massive pad in one
wave file that is uniquely yours.
2. Making New Sound FX
I included a large selection of
sound effects from my Mystik garage CD Rom and Ice Kold Tekno CD Rom.
These samples were chosen simply because they have unusual timbral
characteristics and can be transposed in acid to get otherworldly sounds.
Here's how to make a custom effect.
Step one: choose 2-10
FX files that are interesting to you at the moment. Set your looper tool
for 4 bars. One at a time add the FX files to the loop area. Hit the
plus (+) or Minus (-) keys to raise or lower the pitch. Acid does this
incredibly fast so use it. When you get a sound that you like add file #2
and repeat till you find its cool pitch. Keep going if you want. hen
you really have something that you like, go to the file menu. yep, same as
before. SAVE AS mixed wave file, the make sure you check that little box
for "looped area only". Congrats! You have a new custom sound