What parameters do you like to automate?

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Ill Frequencies
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What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by Ill Frequencies » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:12 pm

Beside the old filter sweep my automation repertoire is very slim :p
I need some new ways to make a track progress nicely.

What are some good parameters to automate?
And any special macro setup you like to make then automate?

Idle_Matt
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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by Idle_Matt » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:15 pm

I like to automate the reverb on certain elements, especially drums. It's really noticable when there's a nice trebly reverb on the snare and hihats that rises and falls every once in a while. I also like introducing a subtle delay on the drums at certain points.
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perplex
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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by perplex » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:26 pm

i be automatin the hell out of some LFO sync rates cuzz

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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by Rave » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:04 pm

perplex wrote:i be automatin the hell out of some LFO sync rates cuzz
LFO FTW

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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by agent314 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:19 am

I use tons of Max LFOs on my stuff, for subtle things (modulating release time 10-20ms on drum samples to change things up a little, minor panning modulation, etc).

Great way to give a simple part a little more color and character without too much overhead or making it too in-your-face

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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by Cezband » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:14 am

automating bit crusher, saturation and dry/wet reverb all add some nice variety
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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by kingrad » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:33 am

delay time from slow to really fast until it becomes a pitched single note

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Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

Post by jestermgee » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:46 am

I like automating channel volume on 8 tracks in a square wave and cranking the bpm while taking a bet which fader on my BCF2000 will fly off first... Any takers? CH 8 is a hot favorite

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