A sample-kit of the 20 notes a Stylophone produces
Recorded by using the Stylophone’s headphone out connected to a M-Audio Fast Track Pro at 96000Hz with 24-Bits of resolution. Carefully cut and tested by yours truly. And I’ve even included patches for Ableton’s Simpler and Sampler! During the recording the pitch of the Stylophone was tuned all the way down to get the most out of the bass.
Find the download below, but please take notice of the install instructions!
To install the Ableton Simpler and/or Sampler, check the following steps:
1. Locate the Ableton library. 2. Open the “Samples” folder located within the Ableton library. 3. Place the folder “JordyVision” in the “Samples” folder.* 4. Go back to the library and find a folder named “Presets”, open it. 5. Open the folder labeled “Instruments”. 5. Place the file named “Stylophone by JordyVision.adg” in the folder titled “Instrument Rack”, and “Stylophone by JordyVision.adv” in the “Sampler” folder.**
*If you’ve already installed the TR-505 and TR-606 samples before, just place the folder named “Stylophone” in the “JordyVision” folder. **You can also double click the file(s) to open them in Ableton, then save them to the library within the application.
Multiband sidechain compressor for Ableton Live 8.x
Looking for a way to create this effect I found this post explaining how I’ll need Linkwitz-Riley filters to make a perfect crossover between the low, mid and high frequencies. Searching for a Linkwitz-Riley filter for Mac didn’t yield the results I was hoping for. But then I realized the original multiband dynamics effect build into Ableton features a solo button for the low, mid and high frequencies. The crossover used in the multiband compressor should be flat, meaning the frequency response is the same before and after the effect (if no compression is applied). Using these filters already available in Ableton Live I made a simple effect rack where you can control the crossover for the three bands and adjust the compression for each band separately. Now you can side-chain each band!
I made this rack specifically for side-chaining because there’s already a multiband dynamics compressor in Ableton, which this effect-rack uses. But, the rack allows for some creative use meaning you can side-chain one band and ignore the other two bands, or compress one band normally, sidechain the other, and ignore the third one. There are many more combinations possible, so go nuts if you feel you have to!
In it’s default setting nothing is happening to the signal. On the left you’ll find two buttons for adjusting the crossover and you’ll notice three channels (low, mid and high) just on the left of the middle in the grouped device. Each channel/band has it’s own compressor, on the right. These compressors are set to the default setting and side-chain is switched on. Select the band you want to side-chain or compress, adjust the compressor to taste and hey presto! (Side-chain) compression is applied to the band you require compressed.
Of my own productions, Sick’O’Six is my personal favorite, it’s unreleased as of yet.. (Keep an eye out for a certain 12″ in 2012!). But you can hear it in my Cloudcast: 303 Decks Don’t Need FX. Apparent in this track is my transition from digital to analog production over the year. 2012 will be mostly analog, a happy perspective.
The biggest loss of this year was NOT re-visiting Japan! I miss the place and people and I really hope to be there again soon..
However, the biggest win was going to Paris with @Mooiechocolat. And I’ve been to Paris again with @CaroSiburny. And I’ll go again this very week!!! I ❤ Paris!
01. Omar S – Sarah 02. Acid Andee – Feelin’ Me 03. Jordan Peak – Brutal Life 04. Teva – I Wanna Be 05. Black Box – Everybody, Everybody (JordyVision’s 2011 Digital Shoeshine) 06. Eli Escobar – Desire (Ian Pooley Dub) 07. Jay Tripwire – Spaced Out 08. Manuel Araneda – Plato Tipico (Sheehan & Clausen Remix) 09. Timid boy – How To Kill A Piano In 3 Lessons (Dana Ruh Black Flowers Remix) 10. JordyVision – The Grind (V.1 M01) 11. Deep Future – Do It all Night 12. Wehbba – 3 Days 13. Timid Boy & Alex Costa – My Girl 14. Marc ‘o’ Tool – Me 15. Benny Rodrigues – House Music (Surrealism’s Daft Punk Remix) 16. Kris Wadsworth – It’s time 17. JordyVision – White Tie 18. Jay Tripwire – Acid Babies 19. Gingy & Bordello – Amino 20. JordyVision – Sick ‘o’ Six 21. SOL – The Morph Balls
I was cleaning-up my samples folder and ran into these samples I once made, probably back in 2007 or 2008. Simple and funny, the dial pad of a telephone can be used to add a whole different beep to your bang.
Theoretically you can sequence a telephone-number in Ableton and initiate a call! Just hold the phone’s receiver up to your speaker while playing back the sounds and the call should commence. Oh, this will work only with a landline, mobiles don’t dial that way. I have little experience with VoIP phones, so I don’t know if they work with DTMF tones. Head on over to Wikipedia to learn more about DTMF.