most underrated parameter to automate

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Grappadura
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most underrated parameter to automate

Post by Grappadura » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:07 am

What do u like to automate besides filter freq and return sends? I like attack and decay, time on operator (maybe with osc set to loop), freq on fixed operator osc, feedback on operator, operator osc when in fm mode. dry-wets of all sorts, time on delays and reverbs, drive on saturator & overdrive, downsample and bitreduction on redux, gain on utility... hm thats all that comes to my mind right now.

Mallet stiffness is a cool collision parameter.

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by Grappadura » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:22 am

maybe it is totally underrated not to tweak anything at all

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by Grappadura » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:57 am

this is probably the most underrated thread ever ;)

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by ze2be » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Well, its a difficult question!
Would perhaps be easier if you asked for "some nice parameters to automate", besides the obious ones.. But I cant come to think of any other then the obious..
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by chapelier fou » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:50 pm

no i think it's a very interesting question.
i also think you gave almost all answer i could give. Operator's operators freq are insane when automated. Crazy FM effects.
I'd add start and loop points in simpler, which i use a lot, with undividable lengths to play chords when traveling inside the samples, or on drum sounds.
And arp's rates.
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by ze2be » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:00 pm

OK, Arp rates is good. Use that a lot. Also Auto Pan rates and Auto Filter rates.
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by mr.ergonomics » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:00 pm

groove, (I would) love to automate the groove amount, sometimes i get really swinging results with this. you cant automate this so I record it direct.

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by ze2be » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:10 pm

mr.ergonomics wrote:groove, (I would) love to automate the groove amount, sometimes i get really swinging results with this. you cant automate this so I record it direct.
Me to :D
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by perplex » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:15 pm

If a beauty contest was held under a bridge, and the judges stood above the contestants....

would they be underrated?



anyway, not at home right now, but you can't assign the 100% of the groove pool meter to a midi control for automation?

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by Cezband » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:39 pm

I like automating the beat repeat grid size - I usually have that mapped to a knob on my nanokontrol with the button next to it set to momentary on, but drawing in the envelope can yield some excellently brain-hurting glitch sounds, especially using the pencil to make it jump from one size grid to another. :)
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by Parametex » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Automating the utility modules phase invert on the left channel has never received the love it deserves!

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by dancing Ray » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:19 pm

What about volume? :)
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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by pepezabala » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:21 pm

my latest game is routing simple chord changes into an arpegg and automate the rate with a dummy clip. I set the envelope unlinked to an uneven loop, so it oscillates between 1/2 nd 1/16 notes in an unpredictable manner. I use that with the sound of an upright bass. Whow, jazzy bassplayer is that.

Download this one here.

The first one who finds out where I stole the chord changes from wins a bottle of cava!

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by nuxnamon » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:40 pm

pepezabala wrote:my latest game is routing simple chord changes into an arpegg and automate the rate with a dummy clip. I set the envelope unlinked to an uneven loop, so it oscillates between 1/2 nd 1/16 notes in an unpredictable manner. I use that with the sound of an upright bass. Whow, jazzy bassplayer is that.

Download this one here.

The first one who finds out where I stole the chord changes from wins a bottle of cava!
i have a friend who makes cava fresh and he grinds it.. very gritty and sandy.. but he says it has like viagra-like effects..

i often automate speaker on-off

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Re: most underrated parameter to automate

Post by cacti » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Well I WISH we could automate transient envelopes.

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