Extend your 12 bars to 24 bars in Live’s Arrangement View and upload your results to Splice. (Please add “deltasoundlabs” as a collaborator). Follow these steps.
1. Integrate audio samples using one or more of the following techniques:
- Basic Audio Edits (cuts + fades)
- Slice to MIDI
- Audio to MIDI
Download 1 to 2 samples from http://freesound.org
- Your sample can be environmental (natural versus manmade)
- Your sample can also be a recording of a musical instrument
2. Do/ask the following
- Assess transient structure – what kind of onsets exist?
- Assess dynamic structure – peaks and troughs, variation in amplitude over time
- How is energy distributed in the frequency spectrum – what/where are the most prominent frequencies?
- How can I exploit these structures for compositional gain?
3. Try applying audio effects to achieve more controlled timbral and pitched results with noisier or experimental source material
- Try using EQ 8 + Delay or Resonator to create more harmonically concentrated and rich sounds around your tonic and related diatonic tones
- Try Echo with delay rolled off to avail of the analog distortion model at the input stage
- Try Echo’s final reverb/feedback stage to create dense textures
- Try quantizing transients in your environmental source material to create a coherent beat
- Try side-chain compression with the Glue compressor to create an inter-dependent relationship between two instruments with similar frequency content