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6. Acid house lead lines with AudioRealism ABL3
1 Let’s make an acid house-style lead line using AudioRealism’s ABL3. Having loaded the Tutorial Files into a fresh 125bpm project, add ABL3 to a blank MIDI track. Set the Pattern dial to Pattern to open ABL3’s step sequencer, then adjust the Pitch of each note until you’ve got a riff you like. 2 Now we’ve got a pattern going, we can embellish it using the other controls in the Pattern editor. First, turn on Accent for the first note in each bar before pushing the Accent amount to 30%; this’ll beef up every note we’ve accented. We can shift the octave of each note by activating the
Up or Down buttons. 3 Turn Volume down to 60% to leave some headroom. Push Env Mod to Max to modulate the filter for that classic acid sound. Increase the Cutoff and Resonance until you hear the riff take on a squelchy tone. Adding a little Decay will keep the filter envelope open for longer, for a brighter ‘twang’.