a repost from the general forum in case you missed it.
I like instant complex rhythm's ala Camel Space etc. Live has a "gate" but it just sits there like a total neb! Sheesh.
Live's Autopanner can get you some nice stutter type stuff, but there's no LFO to modulate the rate, and it's just one rhythm. weak.
Enter the jGate audio effect rack!!
This rack uses a http://www.covops.org
inspired trick to move seamlessly between two separate rhythms, creating a longer and more intricate rhythmic pattern with Auto pans. Via the chain selector you can (manually) crossfade between two independent complex rhythms. A utility plug at the end brings left and right channels together to make it glue as one sweet sounding pulse.
Changing the Sync rate in the first rack changes the timing in which information is feed to the left and right racks, resulting in different rhythms and effects. There's a wet/dry so you can put the pulse on top of the original sound, for just a hint of movement. Changing wavetype, pulsing, soft/hard, and definition all have a smaller effect on the sound, allowing a ton of variation on the SAME rhthmn. Width will spread the sound out and separate the one rhythm into the two rhythms in the left right speakers.
The nested rack allows you to choose between the two rhythms, an offset of both rhythms, an overall amount, and the actual timing of the separate left and right racks.
Hope this make sense I feel like i'm having a hard time summing it up, but hopefully you'll understand when you open it up.
LIVE 8 (Suite) if you don't have the suite activate the demo if you want to hear the rack in action, or just place the rack in your "audio effects rack" folder and tweak away on whatever you want.
http://www.zshare.net/info.html?6011682 ... 47f04640d3
i name anything i create starting with the letter "j" so i can sort of easily find it via search in the browser. It's a nice trick, you should try it!
another rack: Easy keyboard parts
Put together this rack (in Live 8 and used an instance of operator )
to make life easier for making keyboard parts. Being a guitar player by trade, i suck at making "cool" keys parts.
This rack allows you to use one note to make a (diatonic 3 note) chord. Pretty standard stuff there but the list goes on.
-Choose between root, 1st, and 2nd inversions
-Move the third degree up/down a scale tone (sus2 or sus4)
-Velocity settings for the 3rd and 5th degree (allows you to pull out a single note melody line from your progression)
-Overal Velocity settings to bring "life" if needed, set you hi/low points to acquire desired tamber.
-An easy knob to set what key you're in
An attached Rhythm rack allows you dial in some killer rhythms and stutters. There are two rhythm generators in it with separate controls for velocity and gate and their rates. turning on BOTH at the same time can get you some cool stuff, especially with the random velocity turned on in the first rack.
if you don't have live 8, you should be able to drop the adg file into your Midi effects rack folder and use it no prob. If you don't have operator you can put it into demo mode if you want to hear the little bit i did demo some of the different textures it can create with one simple line.
PS: do not EVER let this rack get in the hands of one of those shady hip hop listeners...
jChords.zip - 0.03MB
inspired a bit by consequence from sugarbytes. just wanted a tool to help write parts. after you have your killer part, transpose your original clip down and use it for the bassline, regardless of what your new part sounds like it contains the "root" notes.
you can get different types of chords by playing "wrong" notes. The scale plug will make them sound correct but it sends different information to the chord plug, so you'll end up with some nice variations. It's sort of another way to access your sus2 and sus4's without riding the automation as much.