Jul 24, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrate how to create a trumpet or saxophone sound in Bitwig's grid using subtractive synthesis. I avoid using samples, wavetables, or physical modeling. The sound is shaped using pinch and bend modules, as well as a phaser, before going through a filter and an amplitude modulation module. I also add filtered noise to simulate the air going through the horn. To simulate the characteristics of different instruments, I use fixed frequencies in an EQ module. An impulse response and delay are used to simulate room and add space to the sound. The main trick of the preset is shaping the phase signal with pinch and bend modules, which creates trumpet-like harmonics from a sine wave. I use Bitwig's expression modulator to map timbre, pitch bend, and pressure to add expression to the sound. I show how to do this in a separate polygrid. It took some time to find the right modulation amounts and timings, but the result is a cool and realistic trumpet sound. The preset is available for Patreon and YouTube subscribers, while others can try out the techniques I demonstrated.
May 22, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to create a hypersaw sound in Bitwig Studio without using an oscillator with a unison feature. I used the polymer synthesizer and modulated the pitch and panning using the random mod. I also used voice stacking to create a dense sawtooth sound. To create the typical ray fleets, I modulated the note with the root, seventh, fifth, and two octaves lower. I also demonstrated the use of other oscillators like the wave table and the swarm oscillator to change up the sound. Multiple notes are necessary to achieve the desired effect. Overall, this is a simple and easy way to create a hypersaw sound.
Aug 05, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I want to give a big thank you to all my Patreon donators for supporting my music and community work. It's the first time in my career that I'm getting regular income just for music, and it feels great. Now, let's talk about additive synthesis. I've created an experiment using an additive synthesizer in the grid, which consists of a sine wave generator and multiple partials in different frequencies. By layering these partials, we can create complex sounds. I explain how to adjust the frequencies and introduce modulations to make the sound more interesting. I also demonstrate how to narrow the partials down to the fundamental frequency for different effects. The preset I created is called additive wonder, and you can download it from my GitHub repository. If you have any ideas or solutions on creating partials with less CPU usage, please let me know. Thank you for watching, and I hope you have fun experimenting with this preset. Bye!
Jul 13, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I recreated the Stranger Things theme using Bitwig Studio. I also collaborated with a friend to recreate the intro, resulting in Prolavity Things'. All the tracks in the project were created using Bitwig only, including an E-kick, polyscent, and a sampler with my voice. I also showcased the Bitwig 3.0 tape machine preset that I made for the master track. The project does not use any dynamic processors, only a peak limiter at the end. I recorded my voice for some portions of the track. I provided the project download link in the description. Additionally, I mentioned the Bitwig Outrun Challenge for creating and sharing Retro Wave or Synthwave presets. The challenge is for fun and there are no prizes involved. Thanks for watching and see you in the next video.
Jun 05, 2019 Tutorial
In the video, the person gives an update on their GitHub repository and its content. They inform that they have made some changes to reduce the size of the repository by removing certain folders. Now, it only contains Bitwig presets and can be easily cloned into the Bitwig library. They also mention potential plans to split the repository into different versions for Bitwig 1, 2, and 3 in the future. The person then talks about renaming their Bitwig presets repository to Bitwig community presets to clarify that the presets are from the community, not their own. They mention that the monthly Bitwig competition is currently not very active but plan to add a bot to a Discord chat where users can upload presets and discuss them. These presets will be automatically added to the repository.Lastly, they discuss changes made to the preset party app, which is a standalone application for managing the repositories. They show how to change the path of the Bitwig library and how to download and update the repositories. They mention that the initial download may take longer but subsequent updates will be faster as only the changes are downloaded.