Human Voices Redux for Omnisphere 2.6
Human Voices Redux is a soundset for Spectrasonics’ software synth Omnisphere. There are 120 patches, and all exclusively about voices: Big choirs, little choirs, lead vocal keys, human beatbox drums, wistful calls and effects, all made with human vocal samples and vox waveforms. Of course there are many beautiful pads, but many phrases have been retuned and granularized, and others turned into rich and unusual drum and percussion patches.
Roland E-4 overloaded by synth and drum machine (no talk)0:00 Synth 1<br /> 1:19 Drum 1<br /> 1:42 Synth 2<br /> 4:32 Drum 2<br /> 5:29 Synth 3<br /> 7:28 Drum 3<br /> <br /> Roland's cheap plastic E-4 "voice tweaker" hates line level audio in. It's "allowed" only with a particular flavor of TRRS known only to Initiates of the Fifth Circle. I was shunned by this elite even after offering multiple brands and configurations of TRRS cableware. Why did Roland make it so hard? Because it's a "voice tweaker" and they know best.<br /> So stuff that. I went line-level into the mic input and even cranked up the mic input level as well. The little 'peak' light complained bitterly for some time, then often appeared to just give up and pretend the levels were fine. Was it now broken? I neither know nor care anymore. I don't expect this cheap plastic box to last very long anyway.<br /> Most reviews and demos of the E-4 are launch day promo vids where people gush about their corporate gift. And of course it's easy to say nice things about free stuff. But when you swap your dollar-delineated labour for plastic music boxes, your scrutiny is perhaps a little sharper.<br /> This is a lightweight toy which, although regarded as "cheap", is still way too expensive for what it is. Under no circumstances would I rely on it live but for mucking about, and especially for cutting loops in the studio, it's excellent.<br /> Although some of the video here is chopped and messy it does perhaps give a sense of the reality that for every 30 seconds glitchy loopy joy there's usually another 10 or 15 minutes of unseen sonic garbage that has been edited away.<br /> SIGNAL FLOW:<br /> With the DB-01 it goes: DB-01 mono out to the Xotic SP Compressor, from there to the BOSS RV-6 - which is off - to get two mono channels. One channel goes straight to the DAW. The other goes into the passive DI box and then into the mic input on the E-4.<br /> With the LXR-02 it goes: Left out to the DAW; right out to the SP Compressor, then into the DI box, then into the mic input.<br /> There is absolutely no processing in the DAW aside from centering every channel and creating a simple, roughly 50/50, wet-dry mix. The E-4 has no mix control, just a tiny volume knob.<br /> The white patch cable coming into the E-4 is the clock from the DB-01 / LXR-02. On many settings the clock seemed a bit laggy.<br /> The oscilloscope shows the output of the E-4 only.<br /> Happy to answer any questions.<br /> <br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free<br /> My website: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> My other channel "IntraCosmos" of long-play dark ambient textures: https://www.youtube.com/@intracosmos
"I'm not bad I'm just drawn that way" The DB-01 rawRaw waveforms from the DB-01 synth
Nine splendid Strymon Timeline transmogrifications (no talk)Six of the Strymon Timeline's 12 delay modes are featured here, most from the less used "back of dial" zone. The Erica Synths DB-01 provides the raw material to transform. Both machines are running at 74bpm synced from the ERM MIDI Clock on the right. The DB-01 is going straight into the Timeline and from there straight into the DAW. Absolutely no other processing of any kind.<br /> The Timeline is now more than 10 years old yet is still one of the top choices for delay. Since it was so famous I avoided it for ages thinking others must have surpassed it in the meantime. Yet it seems with all its fine flavors and excellent ergonomics it's still very hard to beat. I've churned so many delays it's painful to contemplate but this one looks like staying. I only wish I'd waited just a couple more months and got a midnight edition one instead of the awful greenish bug-guts color.<br /> <br /> 0:00 Ice presets (2)<br /> 1:30 Ducking presets (2)<br /> 3:12 Swell preset (1)<br /> 4:10 Tremolo preset (1)<br /> 4:58 Filter preset (1)<br /> 5:48 LoFi presets (2)<br /> <br /> My other channel "IntraCosmos" of long-play dark ambient textures: https://www.youtube.com/@intracosmos<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free<br /> My website: https://richarddehove.com/
Two DB-01s and Charles BukowskiThis began as a follow-on from my last video "The easiest way to jam on a DB-01". I use exactly the same technique here except applied to two DB-01s: Absolutely basic patterns as the foundation and live arp plaing. The top machine goes into the EQ, B3K and Boss DM-2w. It is tuned with a fast LFO and FM which you see being set at the start. The bottom machine plays percussion and goes into the Zen tape ping-pong. The arp pattern is 'number 4' on the DB-01. There is absolutely no other processing on the DB-01s than what you see - no eq, limiting or volume tweaks. I thought it best to stay pure WYSIWYG.<br /> <br /> And since it was all a bit bleak already I thought some poetry by Charles Bukowski would make it even more depressing. The words are from his 1991 poem "Dinosauria, We". This version comes from the movie "Born Into This" and leaves out about a quarter of the lines and changes a few words. I took the movie audio down a few semitones and stretched it. <br /> <br /> There is a 256K MP3 version for download on Patreon.<br /> <br /> My site: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
The easiest way to jam on a DB-01A good friend of mine bought a DB-01 a while back and when he visited recently was disappointed he forget to bring it along. "You could have punched in some good patterns for me" he said. Which made me think that for some people programming the DB-01 is a not how they have fun. Which is a shame. And yes, if you're going step-by-step trying to make a riff by note numbers or building it up cycle by cycle that might not be premium entertainment.<br /> So here's what I think is the easiest way to use its powers to jam along and end up with various chunks of recordable audio which can be later chopped up to make a full track.<br /> The effects here are a Zen Delay and Strymon Mobius, but any old stuff will do. Just bring it in and out, twiddle the filter and find some notes on the arpeggiator that sound good. <br /> <br /> 0:00 A two note pattern<br /> 0:50 Mobius Formant<br /> 1:05 Zen delay<br /> 1:35 Some drive<br /> 2:10 Pitch Envelope<br /> 2:27 Arp fun<br /> 3:46 Mobius Quadrature<br /> 5:12 Calm again<br /> 5:26 Mobius Destroyer<br /> 6:00 Mobius Formant<br /> 6:50 Open the filter<br /> <br /> My site: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
Strymon Mobius: Complete walkthrough on synthStrymon's Mobius was released in 2012 and since then has been widely regarded as one of the best modulation multi-effects. To still be at the top after 10 years you need to be doing a lot of things right. The Mobius certainly delivers on build quality, sound and ergonomics. Originally I thought it would be a somewhat boring but useful machine to cover generic modulation duties that weren't worth a separate dedicated pedal. But it turned out the Mobius does all the usual stuff extraordinarily well but then gives you all sorts of other interesting and experimental stuff on top.<br /> Here I go through all the global functions, common parameters and specific options for all 12 effect types, and program a sound for each one. For all of them I'm using the same bland single oscillator sound from the Rev-2. So this is not really a sound design tutorial, it's aim is to show the many and varied capabilities of the Mobius and give you the confidence to know and exploit its full power.<br /> Finally, I bought the Mobius at full price with my own money.<br /> <br /> 0:00 Physical overview<br /> 1:18 Check the firmware<br /> 2:42 Controls overview<br /> 8:35 GLOBAL OPTIONS:<br /> 9:00 - BPM or Hz<br /> 10:24 - Fixed rate or MIDI clock?<br /> 11:27 - Bypass<br /> 11:50 - MIDI options<br /> 12:52 - Bank scroll<br /> 13:25 - Expression input<br /> 13:54 - Name display<br /> 15:18 COMMON PARAMETERS:<br /> 16:03 - Tap divisions<br /> 16:58 - Pre/Post<br /> 17:11 - Edit name<br /> 17:40 - Expression pedal<br /> 18:12 - MIDI clock<br /> 20:16 EFFECT ENGINES<br /> 20:56 - Chorus<br /> 24:26 Parameter knob assign<br /> 25:16 Name the preset<br /> 26:25 Save a preset<br /> 27:10 - Flanger<br /> 30:51 - Rotary<br /> 35:39 - Vibe<br /> 39:03 - Phaser<br /> 43:20 - Filter<br /> 49:10 - Formant<br /> 51:41 - Vintage Tremolo<br /> 54:27 - Pattern Tremolo<br /> 58:50 - AutoSwell<br /> 1:01:46 - Destroyer<br /> 1:07:03 - Quadrature<br /> <br /> My site: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
Quick tip: Play the DB-01 with adjustable portamentoAfter two years and 40 videos I thought I knew all the main functions of the DB-01. Nope. Turns out there was a portamento/glide function in there that I completely missed. You can only play it manually rather than program it into a pattern but it's still worth a look and fun to play over the top of a sequence.<br /> Here I play it through the Elta PF-3 stereo filter and the Zen delay for some extra dronish swirl.<br /> <br /> 0:00 Burble about the Select/Gate knob<br /> 1:12 Set the glide/portamento amount<br /> 1:50 Audio example<br /> 2:22 With Zen delay<br /> 2:43 Limitations<br /> 4:25 PF-3 filter<br /> <br /> My site: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
A DB-01 love song: 'Dreaming of Perkons'What do you do when you're waiting for Perkons the God of Thunder to appear on Earth? You summon a pair of lesser deities and attempt to invoke the spirit of the God. So here we have two DB-01s, one playing pure percussion (on the left) through an EQ and mono reverb (Boss RV-6); and the other playing a droney percussive noise thing through overdrive (B3K) and stereo delay (Strymon DIG). And it's not so much a song as an extended noodle but it was a spur of the moment thing mostly inspired by Girts saying in a recent interview that the main surprise about the DB-01 was its percussive ability.<br /> The second half of this video is me giving a short mumbly explanation of the two patches. As usual what you see is 100% of the sound - no post-production EQ or compression, no other effects etc, only a little chopping up since I was pretty sure no one would want to hear 20 minutes of noodling. What I did especially like was the low bass drone of the right-side machine. I was originally intending to have both machines doing percussion, but the drone was so satisfying I had to capture the moment.<br /> <br /> 0:00 No talking noodle<br /> 3:15 Right-side ettings explained<br /> 5:00 Left-side settings explained<br /> 6:25 Altogether again<br /> <br /> My site: https://richarddehove.com/<br /> Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove<br /> Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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