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Re: What kind of techniques can I add to my set?

I'm a big fan of "dirtying it up" - finding ways to downplay or trying
to work around the inherent predictability of loop-based performance.

Post loop fx can make a big difference - especially on things like
drum loops. If you get some sort of randomizing effect, or even an two
sequential LFO effects that are not in time with the music (keeping
the LFO depth fairly shallow), it can liven up the sound quite a bit.

When I'm working with synthesizer sounds, I like using an external
overdrive pedal, filter and volume pedal better. This could be simply
because I'm not very good at synthesizers, but I find the sound gets
more "alive" and the distortion is much more responsive to subtle
changes in volume when it's external.

Another big thing I try to do is get things "out of the grid" - having
automated elements that are outside the loop, such as drones or
cassette recorders. You can use a deck of cards to hold down keys on
many keyboards. Currently my drum machine rig has 4 different loopers,
specifically to get things happening at different intervals.

Matt Davignon
Podcast! http://ribosomematt.podomatic.com

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 6:49 AM, kay'lon rushing <k3zz21@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I've been working with a rather basic looping technique which is 
> to
> just record each instrument to its own track and control track volume
> independently with the faders on my axiom. What kind of manipulation
> techniques can I add to my looping to make it more interesting? I use FL
> Studio hosting mobius as a VST so Im kind of limited as far as syncing
> options.