Nov 21, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss the problem of using delays in situations where there is a shuffle or groove setting. When a straight melody is overlaid with a shuffled delay, it can sound off and disrupt the groove. To address this, I demonstrate how to create a shuffled delay using the FX grid and a feedback loop, allowing the delay to align with the groove setting. I provide a patch for download and encourage viewers to try it out and provide feedback.
Nov 20, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I show you a simple way to synchronize melodies or bass lines to a sloppy drum groove using Bitwig. By using a note grid and the audio signal from the drum channel, I demonstrate how to use an audio follower and delay to detect the transients in the drum loop and use them as a clock signal to synchronize the arpeggiator. This technique allows you to apply a custom groove to your melodies while maintaining the swing feel of the drums.
Nov 17, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I explore creating a buffer repeat effect similar to Freezer within the Bitwig Studio grid. I demonstrate three different versions: one using triggers and modulation, another using predefined triggers, and a third using a scalar with the ability to shape the volume of each repeat. These methods allow for unique and customizable effects that can't be achieved with standard plugins.
Nov 15, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss a new EQ plugin called Scaler EQ, which allows you to select a scale and only choose frequencies that are within that scale. I demonstrate how you can replicate this functionality in Bitwig Studio by using EQ plugins and the pitch quantizer. While the interface cannot be replicated, the technical aspects can be achieved.
Nov 13, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I explore the new possibilities of creating synthesizers with effects in Bitwig Studio 5.1 using the Filter+ and Sweep devices. I demonstrate how to use the Chappie Chef as an oscillator and the Wavetable LFO for modulation, resulting in a polyphonic synthesizer. Lastly, I introduce the Sweep effect, which allows for interesting sound creation by combining filters and shape bars.
Oct 12, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrated how to make improvements to our small plug data sampler. I showed how to utilize symbols and send/receive objects to simplify the patch, as well as addressed bugs and added a solution to the clicking problem when writing and reading from the same array. Additionally, I explained how to convert the length of the buffer from seconds to milliseconds and sync it with the host's BPM using the playhead object.
Sep 15, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I continued working on my sampler or looping station patch inside Plug Data. I made some improvements to make it more dynamic and turned it into a plugin-like interface. First, I addressed the issue of fixed numbers by using the sample rate module to get the current sample rate of the DAW. This allows the patch to adapt to different sample rates. I also used a dynamic variable for the buffer size by using the send and resize commands. This way, the buffer size can be changed based on the desired length of audio to be recorded. Next, I made the fade out delay time dynamic by subtracting 200 milliseconds from the buffer length. I also added a feedback feature to create a decaying audio signal.
Sep 08, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrate how to use Pure Data as a plugin inside Bitwig. I explain the process of recording and sampling audio into an array, manipulating the playback speed, and adding fade-in and fade-out effects. By understanding these techniques, viewers can explore creating their own plugins or prototype their own audio projects.
Apr 24, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I share my process of creating risers and transitioning effects using the global modulator in Bitwig Studio. I was inspired by UJAM's final boost and Data Life's Endless Smile plugins and wanted to replicate the effects in Bitwig. Instead of using manual automation, I used the curve editor to create a ramp that gradually increases the effect's intensity over time. I demonstrated how to apply this technique to individual tracks, such as chords, bass, and percussion, to create more dynamic and interesting effects with precise control. This technique is a great VST replacement and allows for more creative flexibility in creating risers and sweeps in your music.
Apr 19, 2020 Tutorial
In this video, I give an overview of the new features and additions to Bitwig Studio 3.2 beta. The biggest addition is the new EQ Plus device, which allows for easy EQ adjustments without the need to open a new window. Other additions include a new spectrum analyzer with a customizable slope, a saturator with an expander feature, and new options for selector devices. The arpeggiator and polygrid also have new features, such as randomized starting offsets and an interpolation option. Additionally, there is a new module called the array, which allows users to store and retrieve values at specific indexes. Overall, the new features are useful and enhance the flexibility of Bitwig Studio.