Anything Kicks

Hi! I have another goodie for you!! So soon, I know :) I couldn’t hold myself. Before I tell you what it is…

…I want to say — What a night last night was! I was performing at [beep]‘s Unrelenting Techno event in Brighton at The Verdict (you should check it out if you live in England). All the tunes I played (except for last one) were made on Impulse Tracker between 2000 and 2005, all sample-based. Check out my set here:

Now, here’s the thing — I still love samples! I know there’s tonnes of VSTs which can cook and wash …BUT I still believe samples can be so powerful in your creative workflow.

So, I am presenting to you a rack for Ableton Live which can turn ANY sound into a kick (or at least something which sounds like a kick :) ). Here’s a tip — the shorter the source sound, the better. I was using looped single-cycle waves and it was amazeballs. Please, just don’t use square waves :) (unless you are deeply compelled to)

anything-kicks

Try fiddling with the Scan knob (Macro 7) to find the sweet spot. Also, remember to tweak Attack and Hold, Start Pitch and End Pitch for best results. I will leave that to you :) Of course, you can always bounce to audio, spice it up with more saturation, filtering, short reverb, layer it up with more sounds, whatever!

It’s all yours! Take it! :)

Oh and please let your friends know by tweeting or liking this :)

Cheers!

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  • Zachary Chippington

    thanks a lot mate