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In this tutorial the Guru shows you how to make lush pads from just about any monophonic melody using Edison and Newtone (or just Edison if you don't have Newtone) ...



Download the project created above here


The steps are:


1. Load a monophonic melody (vocal/instrumental whatever you have, tonal/timbre variation is good) into Newtone. If you don't have Newtone you can get it here. You can also skip this step and use Edison edit out a string of notes of the same pitch.


2. Use Newtone to flatten the pitch to a single note (close to the average of the melody).


3. Load the flattened melody into Edison and remove any gaps between notes and other non-melodic noises. 'S,T,C,CH & F' sounds can become unwanted noise 'hiss' after blurring.


4. Add at least 4 seconds silence before and after the flattened melody.


5. NOTE: If your sample is mono, convert it to stereo before blurring it.


6. Apply the Blur tool function with ~4000 ms 'Amount' setting


7. Load the Blurred sample into your favourite sampler. Don't forget to set the root-note to the correct pitch of the sound.




• pad • newtone • edison • guru • fl studio 


Gross Beat is a huge time-saver for glitching, scratching and related time/volume based effects. While it's fun to use live, one of the most precise methods is to use the Fruity Keyboard Controller or an Automation Clip to switch envelopes (Time and or Volume) in sync with the project. This video shows you how...


Gross Beat - Scratch, Glitch and Mayhem Powerhouse


If you are using the live keyboard control method you can download a Gross Beat preset 'Momentary' from Looptalk, thanks to nucleon for providing it. This releases the preset slot on key-release so you don't have to press the slot 1 again to turn off the selected slot.


Bit thanks to JWMMakerofMusic (Jim) for the loan of his cool 'Kowloon' track used in this tutorial. Here's the original (unmolested version) of Kowloon:


JWM - Kowloon (Radio Edit) by JWMMakerofMusic




• Gross Beat • Guru • Glitch • Scratch • Effects 


Here's a simple, but effective, method for adding presence to dry drum or other percussive sounds. Something the FL Studio Guru learned waaaaay back in the day when the 128 Kb was still considered adequate RAM for a sampler.






• workflow • mixing • tip • production • drums • guru 


In this tutorial (after the obligatory how do I make an Automation Clip), the very useful technique of scaling the Maximum and Minimum Automation Clip range is discussed.



You can download the project used in this tutorial from this blog-post in Looptalk.



• Guru • Clips • Automation • Tweaking • Knobs 

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