Cre­ate a 21st cen­tury patch­bay

Future Music - - FEATURE -

It’s ru­moured that a dance act of the late ’90s started their tracks by ran­domly re-patch­ing their mix­ing desk. They might end up with a synth line chan­nelled through the EQ, com­pres­sor, dis­tor­tion and re­verb chain of the bassline, or the drums might get sent through the vo­cal chan­nel. Some­times a cu­ri­ous magic would throw up a ran­dom idea they’d use. Who cares if it’s an ur­ban myth – it’s a great idea. Drag your sounds from their ‘in­tended’ tracks in your DAW to an­other and see if any­thing piques your in­ter­est. It might set you on a new cre­ative road.

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