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11. Stack­ing sends for creative pro­cess­ing ideas

Computer Music - - Make Mu­sic Now | 2018 Stu­dio Work­out -

1 Let’s kick off by ex­plor­ing how to make a se­ries of wicked vari­a­tions on any sound by stack­ing up tons of creative plu­g­ins on dif­fer­ent re­turns in any DAW, be­fore send­ing the same sig­nal to them and see­ing what vari­a­tions come out the other end. Af­ter load­ing our DnB parts (from the Tu­to­rial Files) into a 174bpm project, add four blank aux send/re­turns. 3 Now we’ll get some sig­nal go­ing to our auxes by set­ting up a 0dB send from our Bass chan­nel to each of the four aux sends. Hav­ing four sends’ worth of ef­fects lay­ered up over our orig­i­nal dry sig­nal sounds rather messy, so we’ll print the aux sends to au­dio, then mute them so that the au­dio is play­ing alone. 2 First, we’ll se­lect plu­g­ins to place on each send. Feel free to use what­ever plu­g­ins you like – we’ve gone for Sugar Bytes’ WOW2 on our first send, Sound-Toys Lit­tle Plate and Fil­ter-Freak on the sec­ond, Rob Papen’s RP-Dis­tort CM on the third and Eury­dice CM on the fi­nal send. Next, open each plu­gin and se­lect a pre­set of your choos­ing. 4 We can lis­ten to each bounced aux send in­di­vid­u­ally and choose the best parts of each to com­ple­ment or re­place the dry bass sig­nal, al­low­ing us to quickly and easily make our bass part more in­ter­est­ing. This tech­nique can work equally well on any other parts of your track, of course – give it a try!

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