Archive for the ‘Tutorials’ Category
Notes from my Famitracker Workshop at the AADL Friday, August 5th, 2011 by b-knox

The Ann Arbor District Library’s main branch has a 17-unit computer lab. That’s where I was invited to host a couple 3 hour workshops on How to Make Chip Tunes (using Famitracker). It happened many weekends back; I’ve had plenty of time to reflect. Having done a one hour workshop at Blip Festival years ago, […]

Classically speaking, I typically master a track separately from whatever sequence software I use.  Over the past year I have been heavily focused on equalization, filtering some instruments to make them fit a frequency pocket, and how that all affects the final mix.  Of course, much of the time, I over do it; mostly because it’s […]

Ensonique SQ-80 and SQ8L VSTi Sunday, February 13th, 2011 by b-knox

Like most synthesizers, I don’t own this one. And, while searching for soft synths, I am usually disappointed by the VST’s that I find. They typically do one thing very well. Even if that one thing is sounding like a crummy 80′s digital synth. I’d like to introduce to you Ensonique’s SQ-80 — Yeah, it […]

LSDJ Kick Drum on Pulse, Wave and/or Noise Channels Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by b-knox

The LSDJ manual comes with an example for the pulse wave kick drum. My variation is on the right. I often use F1 on the volume envelope for a quick kick but if I want a long boom I use F3 to F6.  I keep the sweep envelope the same (and remember this sweep effect […]