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Re: ORGANIC programming and looping

Sometimes I'll modulate filter cutoff or panning of percussion samples 
by a tiny increment from a random (S/H) LFO of speed 0.  So with each 
hit the sound changes in a very subtle way.  You could take forever to 
do the programming by hand, but that's what LFOs are there for.

Good luck.


Matthew F. McCabe wrote:

> loop.pool wrote:
>> In looping,  obvious techniques like replacing, overdubbing, changing 
>> loop lengths, etc. can help a
>> piece from being terminally static.   I also love the addition of 
>> random or non-random addition of effects
>> and/or filtering to preexisting loops when I play or when I listen to 
>> others playing.  Boy, my kindgom for
>> the random filtering algorhythm that is in that pricey Lexicon unit 
>> that Steve Lawson uses live.........it's so
>> cool because the rhythms constantly morph in a seemingly 'organic' way.
> I've set up a patch in my Lexicon MPX-1 so that an LFO sweeps the 
> frequency of the EQ module (I think I just used a simple Lowpass 
> filter) to add a nice "random" filter sweep to my loops.  I'll also 
> use additional delay (also in the MPX-1) to further randomize the 
> filter sweeping.  To my ears, the result sounds more organic because 
> it makes it more difficult to detect the "loop around" point.  Plus, 
> it sounds cool!
> Matt
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