The most recent Dillon Baston creation is admittedly particular – a do-everything modulated pattern participant and impact. That inexperienced CRT-style show may make you assume it’s nearly some glitch – and it undoubtedly does do this if you’d like. However go deeper, and that is an awfully versatile impact.
information.prepare features each as an instrument and an impact, relying on should you drag in a pattern or add it to your processing chain. At its core, it’s a sequenced modulator, with every body triggering totally different operations. Whether or not you go full “my cat is tripping on catnip and driving all of the parameter operation” or extra delicate droney-ambient is as much as the way you set these parameters and sync timing.
There’s a lot to manage:
- Timing, sync, and glide
- Snapshot storage and recall
- Operands (which might additionally go values between frames)
- Pattern playback, recording, enter buffers
- Pitch modulation, which might scale intervals primarily based on a Scala file (so that you’re not restricted to 12-TET – this could simply be a regular function!)
- Overdrive, filter, delay, panning, achieve
Now I simply want to seek out an Ableton Reside theme that matches its colour scheme – anybody?
However this can be a fantastically versatile pattern manipulation instrument, and it pairs nicely with Reside’s function set. I may think about of us actually specializing in even simply utilizing information.prepare for lots of productions.
I haven’t had time to file a video but (on one thing else you’ll hear about later this week). However it’s already lovely to work with. And, I imply US$15? Heck, sure.
As Dillon summarizes:
information.prepare is a sampler mangler of types that can be utilized as an audio impact or instrument (works with dropped samples or reside audio enter). It facilities across the modulation of pattern playback and FX by way of a grid of math operators. Every playback and FX parameter has its personal modulation supply/worth and every body that worth adjustments primarily based on its chosen math operator. By altering the operators in a series of occasions and the supply of their right-hand operand, you may create complicated to harmonic oscillations that may be evolving over time or repeating rhythms. This system is nice for a lot of makes use of, particularly for rhythmic results, glitchy/chaotic/stuttering sounds, ambient/generative soundscapes, fairly results, or including a little bit of weirdness to your sound.
There’s a full walkthrough video so you may see how this all matches collectively, plus a properly compact handbook. I like to recommend watching the movie first, then conserving the handbook useful as you undergo the parameters and construct up some compositions: