Lesson 5 – Sequencing 101 – Adding the samples
Now are will starting adding some audio samples to the arrangement. One will be a spoken vocal and the other will be a choir like sample.
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|Step 1 – Truncating the audio. Get samples ready for importing into the EXs24 Sampler.|
|Step 2 – Importing the audio into the EXS24 sampler. Use the create sampler instrument function.|
|Step 3 – Spanning the samples onto different pitches. This allows you to play the sample at different speeds.|
|Step 4 – Looping samples inside the EXS24. Open the view menu to activate the loop functions. Use the sample editor to set the loop points.|
|Step 5 – Inputting the MIDI Notes. Use a MIDI keyboard or use step time on the matrix editor.|
|Step 6 – Editing the MIDI Notes. Make use of the MIDI Transform functions if necessary. Velocity shaping for crescendos is a good trick.|
|Step 7 – Editing the ADSR Envelope. Change the attack & release times of the ADSR envelope to smooth out the sample playback.|
|Step 8 – Adding a filter to the sample. Switch on the filter and add a LPF sweep to the sound|
|Step 9 – Record the filter sweep with automation. Use Logic automation to shape the filter sweep over time.|
|Step 10 – Reversing a sample. Reverse the sample from within the EXS24 edit page.|
|Step 11 – Adding a delay echo. It’s always nice to add some delay to a filter sweep!|
|Step 12 – Truncate the vocal sample. Use the sample editor within the EXS24 to edit the start and end points of the sample.|
|Step 13 – Editing the sample inside the EXS24. Copy & Paste allows you to move notes around the MIDI keyboard from within the edit page of the EXS24|
|Step 13 – Inputting the vocal sample. Either play in the notes or use step-time input with the matrix editor and pencil tool.
You can now continue to the Mixing EDM tutorial in Component 1
What does truncating a sample do?
Truncating changes the start and end points of the sample
How do you loop a sample?
Use the EXS24 sampler edit page, select view and choose loop. Turn on loop and start by entering 99999 into the end point value.
How does the ADSR affect the sample?
It increases the attack and release time to make the sample sound smoother.