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Creating a Barberpole Phaser Preset in Bitwig Studio

Tutorial | Wed Jul 28 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In this video, I demonstrate how to create the Barberpole phaser preset in Bitwig Studio. I show how to adjust the frequency, feedback, stereo spread and mode. The preset creates a continuously rising sound in the style of a shepherd tone, and can be used to add texture to pad sounds, bass and other tracks. The preset is available on my Patreon page, and I hope you'll check it out and leave a thumbs up if you like the video.

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Questions & Answers

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What is the Barberpole phaser preset?

The Barberpole phaser preset is a sound effect I created two weeks ago that is available on my Patreon page. It uses a grid and multiple filters to create a continuous rising sound in the style of a shepherd tone.

What can the Barberpole phaser preset be used for?

The Barberpole phaser preset can be used to create riser and transitioning effects, as well as adding additional texture and modulation to pad and bass sounds.

How does the Barberpole phaser preset work?

The Barberpole phaser preset works by using a grid and multiple filters to create a continuous rising sound in the style of a shepherd tone. It can also be adjusted with parameters such as frequency, feedback, stereo spread, and mode to create different sounds.

Where can I get the Barberpole phaser preset?

The Barberpole phaser preset is available on my Patreon page for one buck.


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[00:00.000] So in this video, it's about the Barberpole phaser preset, which I made two weeks ago and I already posted this on my Patreon.
[00:07.240] It's available for one buck, just as a disclaimer, it's not for free.
[00:11.000] And someone asked me around one month ago if I can build a Baba Pol phaser inside Bitvic Studio and the style of Sinewipes will, which is a VST.
[00:24.840] And I tried it and I also came up here with different options, Barberpole phaser 1, 2, 3, and this one here is my final result, which I think sounds the best.
[00:35.840] And it uses the grid and it uses multiple filters.
[00:43.840] And what it does is basically it creates some kind of continuously rising sound in the style of a shepherd tone, if you so will.
[00:54.840] So maybe let's try it out here.
[00:56.840] I have a poolies synth here with just a bad sound or yeah.
[01:01.840] So nothing special, but you can blend into now the Barberpole phaser.
[01:16.840] Maybe I remove here the reverb.
[01:18.840] So this is how it sounds, you can here, continuously raising and tone and pitch.
[01:29.840] So you can change the frequency, you can also increase your feedback, and if you increase the feedback too much it's already self oscillating.
[01:48.840] You can almost use it as a synthesizer for creating riser effects or transitioning effects.
[02:03.840] But when you put in here some sounds and it also gets nicely textured, you can also increase the stereo spread, which is I think just delaying the left and the right signal differently.
[02:22.840] There's also a mode option here which changes the filter types. If you have to set zero you get I think a bandpass filter for each filter.
[02:34.840] With spew you can change which direction you want to change the pitch. If you have it all the way up here to 100% then you have a saw that's continuously raising.
[02:49.840] So it's a ramp basically. If you put it down at zero you have a ramp in the opposite direction so it's going down.
[03:12.840] In the middle position you have up and down the pitch wise.
[03:23.840] And this is sometimes great here to use it on pad sounds to get some kind of texture on top.
[03:53.840] So
[04:22.840] it can be a nice effect you can use on pad sounds. It's also nice on the basses for instance here for track.
[04:34.840] Let's put this here on the main bass, the music bass, delete this, but this is the music bass.
[04:57.840] Just to give some additional texture on top or a bit of a yield that there's something happening, something modulating.
[05:27.840] Maybe also nice if you modulate the feedback here and create some kind of transitioning phases at some points in the project.
[05:46.840] So that's it for this video. Head over to my Patreon page, download the preset, tell me what you think in the comments below and please leave a thumbs up if you liked the video.
[05:58.840] And I hope to see you soon in one of my next videos. Until then, thanks for watching and bye.