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Textures For Bitwig - replace RC20 by XLN Audio

Tutorial | Apr 23, 2020

In this video, I am showcasing my new free preset for adding textures to sounds in Bitwig Studio 3.1. I demonstrate how to use the remote controls to mix in the texture, amplify the texture sample, change the texture, and use pink noise. I also explain how the rise and fall controls work for amplitude modulation and how to use the postfx box for EQ, transient shaping, and peak limiting. The preset is called textures and can be downloaded on my Patreon page for $1 or for free if you are already a patron. I also mention my plans to add more textures samples in the future and ask for feedback on the preset.

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In this video, I introduce a new preset I've created for Bitwig Studio 3.1, called 'Textures', designed for adding texture layers to sounds. Here's a summary:

The preset 'Textures' is a versatile tool for enhancing sound layers in music production like RC20 by XLN Audio or Texture by Devious Machines, and I encourage feedback for further improvements. Don't forget to check out my Patreon for access to this and other presets.

Questions & Answers

Maybe you dont watch the video, here are some important takeaways:

What is the preset for?

The preset is for adding textures on top of sounds. It can be used on pad sounds, lead sounds, or even on drums. The idea is to mix in the texture preset with the sound to create a more interesting and unique sound.

How does the preset work?

The preset is built with various remote controls and effects that can be adjusted to create different textures and sounds. There are 26 samples in this preset, and you can use the remote controls to mix in different levels of the texture samples with the original sound. There are also knobs to adjust the volume and speed of the noise sample, as well as envelope followers for the amplitude modulation. Additionally, there is a post fx box where you can apply some EQ and transient shaping to the noise sample.

What is the price of the preset?

The preset is free for all Patreon supporters of the creator. If you're not a Patreon, then you can subscribe for $1 to get access to the preset. Also, using the code polarity in the shop will save 10% on the price and support the channel.

What feedback can be given about the preset?

Feedback is welcomed by the creator in case there's something wrong with the preset or if it needs further improvements. Users can try it out and give feedback, and the creator will try to fix any issues and add new samples that make sense. The goal is to create a preset that is useful and enjoyable for music production.


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[00:00.000] So, in today's video, it's about a new preset I want to show you, I want to give you in your hands.
[00:05.500] It's free for all my patrons. If you're not a Patreon, then you can subscribe on Patreon for one dollar, so it's not expensive.
[00:12.500] This preset I created is for adding textures on top of sounds. You can use it on pad sounds, on lead sounds, or on drums.
[00:22.000] And I want to show you how this looks and how it sounds. So, let's start the video.
[00:31.000] Use my code polarity in the shop to save 10% on the price and support my channel.
[00:38.000] So, here we are in Bitwig Studio 3.1. I built this with a stable version, so we can perfectly use it if you don't have the beta version.
[00:46.000] And this is how it looks like. We have already some remote controls here in the front that you can use.
[00:52.000] And we have a track here with the hip hop drum loop.
[00:57.000] And this is how the drum loop sounds like. Completely dry.
[01:06.000] And you can now mix in here the texture preset of myself.
[01:13.000] So, this is how it sounds completely wet. So, you only hear the texture or the texture sample.
[01:28.000] What most of the times you want some kind of mix between the two, so you can mix in the drum loop.
[01:33.000] You can amplify the texture itself and only the texture sample with this knob here.
[01:48.000] So, I amplify it a bit so you can hear it better.
[01:52.000] And then, of course, you can change the texture with this knob here.
[02:07.000] Okay. And we have exactly at the moment 26 samples in this preset.
[02:15.000] Some of these samples are coming from, or most of these samples coming from Skyence.
[02:22.000] And I put the link to this channel in the description below.
[02:26.000] And I also added some additional samples here, a room of mine, and some samples I recorded with this microphone.
[02:33.000] And some artificial ones where I created multiple layers of samples and added stuff on top.
[02:40.000] So, something like this. All these samples are inside the preset here in a sampler.
[02:46.000] And our playback, when you start the playback of your transport basically.
[02:53.000] We also have a remote control for pink noise here.
[02:57.000] You can dial in some artificial pink noise if you don't be happy with the sample itself.
[03:05.000] Or the sample has too many gaps between some noise bursts. Right, so you can dial in this.
[03:17.000] Or you can completely remove the sample here by going minus infinity with the gain knob here.
[03:25.000] And just dial in pink noise.
[03:56.000] So, we basically have two noise layers, a pink noise one and a sample on top.
[04:04.000] So, this is a possibility. You can also use the speed knob here or the speed remote control,
[04:10.000] where you can change the playback speed of the noise sample or completely go reverse with negative values.
[04:18.000] So, you can have the noise sample playing backwards.
[04:31.000] Okay, and then we have rise and fall.
[04:33.000] And these two values are basically remote controls for the envelope followers.
[04:40.000] And I have two envelope followers for the left channel and the right channel separately.
[04:45.000] And you can dial in these values for all the tools together.
[04:50.000] So, you can decide how tight the amplitude modulation is reacting to the incoming amplitude of the preset.
[04:58.000] So, everything on zero is pretty tight and everything here on maximum values are pretty loose.
[05:12.000] You can also remove the amplitude modulation of the noise sample.
[05:32.000] So, this should be pretty, this should be completely quiet.
[05:37.000] And you can dial in just ring modulation.
[05:44.000] And the case of ring modulation, these two knobs are not effective, they don't have an influence on the sound.
[05:53.000] They are only for the amplitude modulation, of course.
[05:59.000] And as you can guess it here, you can dial in ring modulation a bit and you can dial in amplitude modulation also.
[06:06.000] And you can dial in pink.
[06:36.000] So, that's it for the remote controls.
[06:52.000] I think these remote controls are give you a lot of options already.
[06:58.000] But you can also dive into the postfx box here where you can apply some EQ to the noise sample and only the noise sample.
[07:09.000] So, you can completely cut off your lower end or amplify some areas.
[07:27.000] And then you can also apply here some transient control, some transient shaping, maybe remove the sustain phase here and amplify the attack transient.
[07:50.000] And at the end of the chain, we have a peak limit just to make sure we don't exceed zero dB.
[07:56.000] So, this is the preset, it's called textures and you can download it on my Patreon page.
[08:02.000] As I said it in the intro, it's $1 if you're not a Patreon, if you're a Patreon then it's just a free download for you.
[08:10.000] Tell me what you think.
[08:12.000] I try to add some textures samples in the next days to make this more useful.
[08:20.000] I have to also make some tests with different sounds, what textures are good, what are not so good.
[08:28.000] So, for example here I have a Polysynth, there's also a new preset on there.
[08:34.000] I want to share with you maybe tomorrow, it's called Analog.
[08:38.000] And maybe we just put in textures on top of the synth here.
[08:48.000] I'm the rebirth.
[08:50.000] Okay, so, let's try this.
[09:20.000] That's something like this.
[09:44.000] For pads sounds you need more, something like this, more like not so many noise bursts just even out samples on top of pads.
[09:57.000] So, that's why I need some research time to add some noise samples that make sense.
[10:04.000] So now there are 26 samples inside this preset, I think it's already pretty useful and you can try it out, you can give me some feedback on it if you think there's something wrong or something doesn't work very well.
[10:19.000] Give me feedback, I try to fix it in the next days, add some new samples to it and have fun with it.
[10:26.000] Thanks for watching and I see you in the next video, maybe tomorrow.
[10:30.000] Bye.