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Creating a Spacey Reverb in Bifix Studio - Free Preset Download!

Tutorial | Tue Feb 01 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In this video, I showed viewers how to create a reverb inside Bifix Studio and the Grid. I began with loading a piano sound and then I created a stereo merge and split effect with an all pass device on each side. I then introduced a long delay and connected it to the output and input. I also added a modulation, random LFO, attenuate, and peak limiter. Lastly, I showed how to duplicate the patch and add a pitch shifter and chorus for a shimmering sound.

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Questions & Answers

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

How do I create a reverb inside Bifix Studio?

To create a reverb inside Bifix Studio, you will need to create a patch using a stereo merge and split, an all pass filter, a long delay, and a blend module. You will then need to assign macro knobs to the various parameters to be able to adjust the reverb in real time.

What are the steps involved in creating a reverb inside Bifix Studio?

The steps involved in creating a reverb inside Bifix Studio are as follows: 1) Load in a track, 2) Create a patch using a stereo merge and split, an all pass filter, a long delay and a blend module, 3) Assign macro knobs to the various parameters, 4) Adjust the parameters to achieve the desired reverb sound, and 5) Duplicate the patch multiple times to create variations on the reverb sound.

How do I adjust the parameters of a reverb in Bifix Studio?

The parameters of a reverb in Bifix Studio can be adjusted by assigning macro knobs to the various parameters. These knobs can then be used to adjust the delay time


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[00:00.000] Hey, welcome back guys to another video on this channel and today I want to show you how
[00:05.280] you can create a reverb inside Bifix Studio and the grid and you can also download the
[00:12.560] preset afterwards in the description below for free so it's a win-win situation.
[00:20.000] So we start nice and easy with just loading in some kind of piano sound and I use a contact
[00:26.960] library here, contact 5, aim the track and then I load here end of emotional piano reset.
[00:42.160] Let's try this one.
[00:47.840] And I need at least my keyboard here active.
[00:50.400] Nice, that's what I need.
[00:59.360] So now we try to construct here with the FX grid and reverb inside Bifix Studio grid.
[01:09.120] And I think for this one here we just stick to a small little patch and then we duplicate
[01:18.560] this patch and make it more like spacey.
[01:24.720] So I probably need a stereo merge in a stereo split because I use this all the time
[01:32.560] and I need an all pass and the second one and one is connected to the right
[01:41.840] and one is connected to the left and also here back together
[01:45.440] and then we take inside the macro knob here down below.
[01:56.960] We want to define some macro knobs so we can change everything afterwards easily.
[02:03.680] So maybe pull down the delay to zero milliseconds.
[02:07.760] Use a macro and then we add your modulation to that maybe by let's say one,
[02:18.480] exactly one and here we only modulate by zero dot nine eight maybe.
[02:27.840] So you dial in so the idea is basically when you pull this up here this delay or this
[02:35.840] all bus delay is a bit differently set up than this one.
[02:39.440] So we have a small little stereo effect.
[02:43.280] This is what I do all the time.
[02:46.720] So you don't have the same timing for
[02:51.600] what the left and the right all pass device.
[02:54.160] I think this should be sound better.
[02:56.800] So let's connect these here with the output and input.
[03:01.600] So we have the small little setup here.
[03:03.440] Let's let's see how this sounds with the timing here in the middle.
[03:13.440] Maybe change this here a bit.
[03:29.440] Let's go to zero dot nine nine that's okay.
[03:48.160] So after this here maybe we can also introduce a macro
[03:52.480] or maybe we go back here to this and modulate it all the way the same amount.
[04:00.960] And then we call this here stereo with this into bipolar mode.
[04:09.760] And then we modulate the top one here by zero dot zero five and this one by negative zero dot zero five.
[04:20.560] We can basically dial in here a difference between the left and the right channel.
[04:26.240] So let's see how this works.
[04:40.000] Yeah this works too.
[04:41.120] I think this is better better this way.
[04:43.680] So now we introduce here a long delay and the long delay is needed in bitwix studio on the grid at
[04:52.400] least to make feedback available. So we pull this down here to zero dot zero two milliseconds which
[05:00.960] is basically the shortest delay time in the grid and then we go here with the output into the
[05:09.280] input of the long delay and then we try to bring back the output here back to the input of this one.
[05:16.240] So to patch this we need a blend we have two inputs here now
[05:23.280] and we can map this also here to gain maybe use gain volume here.
[05:39.680] So we can change the feedback amount, call it feedback, pull it up. So now we can change it
[05:54.720] to the feedback amount so let's try this and maybe we also do macro here for the delay time
[06:24.720] all let's call it feedback time.
[06:55.040] Yeah I think this is nice.
[07:04.400] What else? Maybe we can introduce some some mod some delay time modifications modulation
[07:15.840] delay.
[07:16.320] I mean I could just modulate here this this time this this knob here but I prefer to use
[07:27.360] a second delay I don't know why. Let's go for random LFO and that is to the right side here and
[07:41.760] then introduce a small little. Oh let's do it another way let's use an attenuate
[07:50.800] and modulate it out and now we can modulate this knob here to kind of change the modulation
[08:00.320] amount mod amount modulate this here by 20 0.20 let's define a macro here
[08:16.320] mod amount M and the macro for changing the speed here and we go to hertz
[08:46.320] yeah five should be enough
[09:16.640] so now we can change basically everything here with the macros down below
[09:35.920] and have some influence but also we can now duplicate this whole constructor multiple times
[09:41.760] and can change on all instances all parameters maybe a bit more compact here
[09:57.040] move this over here duplicate this now we have to connect here these two instead in the
[10:08.640] out we go here into the second one in then we go with the out into here
[10:20.080] so now we have basically two steps here let's see if but in a change the rate or the amount
[10:28.880] you can see we change it basically on both instances here here and here
[10:33.120] and also all the other parameters are the same so let's let's just note the sounds
[10:41.440] to play my time there
[11:11.440] You can make pretty long delays with this.
[11:41.440] You can make pretty long delays with this.
[12:11.440] You can make pretty long delays with this.
[12:35.440] What else? Maybe you can duplicate this again here to have three of these instances, but I think it's pretty fine for now.
[12:47.440] What you do is here a low pass, the high pass, so we can change this to...
[13:09.440] or maybe use your macros to do a new preset page.
[13:21.440] That's better than just using macros.
[13:27.440] And we maybe need a feedback time here, this timing, the rate and the mod amount, maybe the mix.
[13:57.440] Maybe we put here the peak limiter into the postfx, because it's pretty dangerous to have this feedback amount here that high, because you can easily get a lot of feedback, maybe we dial back here the modulation amount on this one.
[14:23.440] 110, 110, let's try this.
[14:35.440] That's not enough. I still want to have a bit too much feedback.
[14:55.440] Let's try this again.
[15:15.440] Maybe it's better to put this here at the end.
[15:37.440] Not sure.
[15:49.440] That's not what I want.
[16:09.440] You also can do is maybe change the initial settings of the op-ass here, because we have zero here, zero here, zero here.
[16:37.440] And then we change the delay time of this here, the same amount, right?
[16:45.440] So maybe change the modulation amount for here differently than here, so maybe we go here to 0.5.
[17:01.440] The real rewards you have probably more like a better mathematical approach, so you have each delay tab on a different space, but here I go straight for how it sounds and try different parameters.
[17:25.440] Oh yeah, the stereo amount here, that's what we also nice to have.
[17:33.440] Maybe we do also here, here we have minus 0.5, here we have plus 0.5, here we go instead of plus we go to minus, here we go to plus.
[17:51.440] To have basically evened out the stereo.
[18:11.440] Yeah, and there you have it, a small little reverb.
[18:21.440] What you also can do is instead of using this in serial, so one step of the other you can also use this in parallel, something like this, and then go into a mixer.
[18:39.440] So this goes in here.
[18:47.440] So you have basically two delays in parallel, there may be reduce the volume to minus 6.
[19:11.440] Depends on what you like.
[19:41.440] Maybe three of X, we can maybe insert here something like a pitch shifter, one octave higher, and on it it makes it a percent.
[20:09.440] You get this shimmering sound.
[20:39.440] What it's, depends on what you like.
[20:59.440] Maybe we can also put in a chorus in the wet signal.
[21:29.440] Maybe try this out your own on a synth sound instead of a piano.
[21:39.440] Let's see how this sounds.
[22:09.440] Maybe a short pluck sound. Let's try this one.
[22:29.440] I had some more delay, right, but the delay time will probably need more.
[22:49.440] More feedback and less delay time.
[23:17.440] You have to play around with the parameters to find the right amount of modulation for everything.
[23:41.440] It's probably nice to use this multiple times here in the patch.
[23:55.440] Let's go into the scope of the tutorial.
[24:15.440] We go into the second mixer. Let's see how this sounds.
[24:33.440] Let's try this.
[24:53.440] Maybe a change also.
[25:21.440] Maybe a change also the modulation amount.
[25:41.440] Let's see how this sounds.
[26:01.440] And also use a low pass in here.
[26:21.440] I think that's it for this one.
[26:45.440] Let's call it a space station, I don't know.
[26:55.440] Let's save this as a preset.
[27:19.440] It's not the only way of how you do reverb.
[27:45.440] Thanks for watching this video guys, please leave a like if you liked the video, subscribe to the channel, think about the subscription on Patreon, it helps me a lot.
[27:55.440] Thanks for watching, I'll see you in the next video, bye.