MATRIXSYNTH: AKAI MPC One: Creating music from everyday noises with sample keygroups

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

AKAI MPC One: Creating music from everyday noises with sample keygroups

video by Floyd Steinberg

"The keygroups (aka multisamples) are one of the reasons I bought the MPC one. Basically, you can assign samples to keys on your keyboard and also to velocity layers, and then apply subtractive synthesis (filters, lfo, envelopes) to them. In this video, I'm using this feature to create music from everyday noises. I just let the camera roll while doing things, so you are free to use the index below to skip the boring parts (i.e. everything). :-)

Table of contents:

00:00​ hello

00:39​ creating a pad sound from a ship's whistle
01:09​ loading the sound from sd card
01:20​ sample editor, trimming
01:54​ normalizing
02:23​ looping & loop locking
02:51​ cross-fading
03:22​ assign sample to keygroup
03:48​ band pass filter
04:19​ filter envelope
05:26​ amp envelope
05:58​ lfo modulation
06:18​ effects (chorus, delay)

07:10​ drumkit from fireworks explosions, trash can lids and industrial textile machines
07:21​ loading the fireworks audio (bass drum)
07:37​ cropping
08:11​ normaliziing
08:16​ fadeout
08:27​ loading the trash can audio (snare drum)
08:41​ cropping
08:55​ normalize
09:04​ fadeout
09:14​ loading the the textile machine sound (hihat)
09:28​ cropping
09:40​ normalizing
09:49​ fadeout
10:00​ creating a new drum program
10:09​ assigning samples to pads
10:34​ band pass filter (hi hat sample)
11:00​ amp envelope & delay (hi hat)
11:35​ amp envelope (bass drum)
11:54​ step sequencer, drum pattern

12:12​ electric piano from a submarine sonar recording
12:28​ loading the audio track
12:42​ cropping
13:00​ normalizing
13:00​ transposing the sample
13:32​ adding a second keygroup for a chiming sound
14:18​ velocity sensitivity for the "chime" sound
14:30​ lfo modulation on filter, amp and panning
15:08​ effects (delay, chorus)
16:07​ envelopes

16:25​ creating a short demo track "on the fly" with these sounds

19:40​ bye-bye"

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