Creating Modulated Sounds with Infiltrator by Devious Machines
Tutorial | Wed Aug 04 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
In this video, I bought the BST plugin called Infiltrator and talked about why we need an interface designer in Bitwig Studio. I demonstrated how to use the plugin and showed how it makes creating modulations and sequences easier. I also mentioned the need for modules that can get information back to the front end and the possibility of creating an interface designer in Bitwig Studio. I then showed a track I made with the Infiltrator and concluded by suggesting viewers try the plugin and possibly consider subscribing to my Patreon.
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Questions & Answers #
Maybe you dont watch the video, here are some important takeaways:
What is the BST Infiltrator plugin? #
The BST Infiltrator plugin is a multi-effect device that can be used to insert multiple effects into 10 slots. It includes low pass filters, com filters, ring modulation, phaser, EQ, pitch shift, reverb, and distortion. It also includes a sequence editor and a master section with overdrive, compressor, and a clean bass.
What is the difference between the BST Infiltrator plugin and Bitwig Studio? #
The main difference between the BST Infiltrator plugin and Bitwig Studio is that the Infiltrator plugin has a dedicated interface that allows for efficient creation and manipulation of presets and grid patches, while Bitwig Studio does not have an dedicated interface for this purpose.
What can you do with the BST Infiltrator plugin? #
With the BST Infiltrator plugin, you can create and manipulate effects such as low pass filters, com filters, ring modulation, phaser, EQ, pitch shift, reverb, and distortion. You can also use the sequence editor and master section to create complex rhythms and textures. Additionally, you can use the randomized parameter to quickly discover great-sounding
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[00:00.000] Welcome back to another video. Today it's about the BST plugin called Infiltrator,
[00:05.040] and I bought this yesterday, and I'm really happy about how it works, and I also want to talk about
[00:10.720] kind of why we need an interface designer in Bitwig Studio at some point. So I bought this yesterday,
[00:19.600] and this is how it looks like here. We can also resize this pretty neatly,
[00:25.360] and how it works is basically it's a multi-effect device. So you can insert multiple effects here
[00:33.520] to all these slots. We have 10 slots, and each of these slots can hold up here,
[00:39.520] low pass filters, com filters, ring modulation, phaser, EQ, there's also a pitch shift here,
[00:45.840] a reverb distortion. So everything we can already kind of do in Bitwig Studio. The only difference
[00:54.240] between this plugin and Bitwig Studio is that we don't have an dedicated interface, and we can't
[00:59.680] also do an dedicated interface for presets and grid patches. I talked about this a lot on stream,
[01:07.760] and also in the Discord chat that I really think we need at some point an interface designer,
[01:16.720] because 80% of a plugin is probably the interface, how we interact with all these effects,
[01:23.920] and you can see this pretty clearly with this plugin here. So maybe we insert here,
[01:32.160] we have a low pass filter here and slot one, and we can dial in a grid size, which is everything
[01:39.120] you can do in Bitwig. It's not a problem, but we can do here, for instance, just say we have
[01:44.560] a grid size of 8, and we want to randomize this. We have now a multi-stage envelope generator,
[01:50.080] with some curves that are fitting within this grid. So it's kind of intelligent applying
[01:59.600] your notes to the grid with the grid size of 8. So when we change the grid size and randomize this,
[02:06.560] it also, we get much more complex shapes. Super handy, super great, super neat, super fast,
[02:14.320] and I used this from yesterday to today, and I really like this kind of workflow.
[02:21.120] I could also dial in here some swing, and then we can maybe place some kind of boring sound. I have
[02:27.680] here a polyscent just playing one note. This is how the polyscent sounds. Just a bad sound,
[02:36.000] right? Then we bring in here this modulation with msec. So now we have basically here a simple
[02:48.240] simple envelope. You can also change here the speed of course.
[02:52.000] Maybe try out your different. Maybe bring in your second slot, and maybe bring in a reverb.
[03:06.560] Let's use a simple. So now we have a filter basically and a reverb here, and maybe a third year,
[03:17.280] bring in a pitch shift, and we can also here quantize this pitch shift to a scale. In this case,
[03:23.200] you're it's chromatic, but I want to go for natural minor maybe.
[03:28.080] Maybe. Maybe something like this. Maybe you can also dial back here there.
[03:43.120] Oh, it's also over here, right?
[03:45.440] So this is the second thing here. We can apply a quantization or a diatonic quantization to values.
[03:58.320] I wish we could do this inside Bidwick Studio. We have a mod. We have a lot of modulators. We have
[04:03.280] also quantized function, but the quantized function is pretty simple. It's not like that you can
[04:09.040] dial in a scale to some values and apply it and do a pitch parameter. This would be pretty great to
[04:15.280] have. Here you can do this pretty easily, and also with the randomization function, just push
[04:23.440] it multiple times and see if you discover a nice neat little setting that sounds great.
[04:30.560] We have also here a sequence editor, where we can switch between these slots. So we have one,
[04:36.480] slot two, slot three. Also, it did this year, say we want to play back slot one, then slot two,
[04:43.120] and then slot three here, and then just change the speed and let this play, and then we can create
[04:51.360] some kind of riffs, riffs or sequence. Maybe make this a bit longer. Maybe use your fourth slot,
[05:10.560] maybe we go for, I don't know. Maybe a second three Bob. Do something like this.
[05:24.720] Now we have like a nice little sequence that's based on just our modulations and auto effects
[05:46.640] when a simple pad sounds, yeah.
[05:56.560] I bet you're super massive.
[06:26.560] So it's very simple to create some kind of nice modulations on top of a sound, maybe
[06:56.400] also you use a mix knob and bring in the original tri-signal. So we just have some kind of rhythmic
[07:04.000] textures on top, and it's pretty easy to do. I probably said about easy 2,000 times in this video,
[07:11.520] probably. But it's really easy and it's really fun to discover these kind of settings with the
[07:17.120] randomized parameter. And yeah, we have also a master's wrestling section where we have probably
[07:24.720] overdrive, compressor. Oh, it's also a clean bass, you probably can exclude everything below
[07:32.320] 120 hertz, yeah, just to have a clean bass. So you have all kinds of neat little functions
[07:40.960] and a neat interface dedicated to this kind of rock flow. And every effect you discover inside
[07:49.600] this plugin, it's doable inside Bitwig Studios. No problem at all. And the only problem is
[07:56.640] the interface. We can't design something like this here and make a dedicated interface
[08:01.520] to these presets to my grid patches and so on. So and this would be pretty nice for, you know,
[08:10.960] nubes or beginners that don't want to dive into my super complex grid patches or these presets
[08:20.000] and just want to have a sleek, easy, accessible interface. And I think it would be a nice
[08:28.400] addition to Bitwig Studio to have an interface designer. I mean, we kind of started with the
[08:34.720] polymer polymer thing here, where I thought initially when they announced this here,
[08:42.320] this becomes some kind of interface designer where we can plug in here all kinds of
[08:49.200] grid modules and then, you know, design all interfaces to the presets. But I also think we need
[08:57.440] a lot of modules that getting information back out to the, to the user. So for instance,
[09:05.680] we can apply modulations with macro controls or buttons to something, but it's pretty hard to
[09:12.560] get information back out to the front end. So for instance, a spectrum analyzer or, yeah,
[09:21.040] these kind of things, spectrum analyzer, the U-meters, maybe that something happened or that you
[09:29.120] exceed the threshold or, you know, some kind of canvas where we can show something that happens
[09:35.120] way down the chain in the front end. And I always wanted this now for multiple years that we get
[09:42.560] something like this inside Bitwig Studio. There's nothing like this on the market right now. I think
[09:49.200] it's a, it's a big hole in the market. When you want to do something like this, you have to go
[09:57.280] into VST development or maybe go to a VST plugin that allows you to do these kind of things,
[10:05.440] for instance, melda's MS sound factory where you can create devices and then also create interfaces
[10:11.920] for it. So at the end of this video, I want to show you a small track I made yesterday with the help
[10:17.200] of the InfoTrader. And I used this here on the bass track. It's just a face, face forestand.
[10:24.800] And inside these clips, I'm using, yeah, automation data here or some of the settings,
[10:33.200] you know, just it gets a movement in there. And this is how the bass sounds here.
[10:50.160] And after the end here, just send it for Trader to add some modulation. And it's just mixed in
[10:55.760] here by 39, 9% or 40%. You know, just to get some textures on top of the sound.
[11:13.840] Also here, the synth. Without InfoTrader, it's just a chord.
[11:29.280] You know, just adding a simple sequence of modulations to different FX and you get this nice
[11:48.080] little rich, interesting pattern.
[12:18.720] So I really think this enriches the sound a lot just by adding this on top. And yeah,
[12:28.880] like I said, modulation is everything at these days on sound. So this is basically a plugin
[12:36.320] I want to show you. I also wanted to talk about Bitwig Studio and the interface designer.
[12:41.840] And I think that's it for this video. So give this plugin a try. There's a link in the description
[12:46.480] below. It's not a sponsored video. I bought this yesterday and I think it's a great plugin.
[12:51.040] You should try out. So if you have some questions, of course, please leave some messages in the
[12:57.280] comments below. Also, leave a thumbs up if you liked the video and subscribe to the channel if
[13:03.600] you haven't already. And yeah, maybe think about the subscription over on Patreon. I have a
[13:08.880] lot of different tiers with some interesting gifts maybe for you. So thanks for watching this
[13:13.920] video and I'll see you in the next one. Bye.