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Distilled

By kevanatkins on March 2, 2020 12:01 am

Just a brief one this time. The constraint on this one is all the sound in the track is generated using Pro Tool's signal generator. The only other effects are EQ and reverb. Everything else is just edits and fades done directly on the edit window. A bit nod to Ikeda, mostly because I was feeling a bit sad that I couldn't go when he came out to Melbourne recently. sad

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March 9, 2020 12:40 am

This is fucking gorgeous. I had no idea PT could be this interesting.

March 9, 2020 2:49 am
fc wrote:

This is fucking gorgeous. I had no idea PT could be this interesting.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

For ages Pro Tools was how I did most of my stuff. Though this my most constrained use of it and it's something I've wanted to try for a while.

March 9, 2020 3:03 am
kevanatkins wrote:
fc wrote:

This is fucking gorgeous. I had no idea PT could be this interesting.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

For ages Pro Tools was how I did most of my stuff. Though this my most constrained use of it and it's something I've wanted to try for a while.


But doing stuff is one thing, generating material is quite another. I always thought you'd do something else to generate sound but do all the arranging with PT! This is epic.

March 9, 2020 7:39 am
fc wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:
fc wrote:

This is fucking gorgeous. I had no idea PT could be this interesting.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

For ages Pro Tools was how I did most of my stuff. Though this my most constrained use of it and it's something I've wanted to try for a while.


But doing stuff is one thing, generating material is quite another. I always thought you'd do something else to generate sound but do all the arranging with PT! This is epic.

I suppose there's that. Even then, for a period, I really didn't use anything else but Pro Tools. The only difference here is instead of some raw sample I gathered from somewhere, I'm just using the sine waves and white noise from the signal generator in Audio Suite and then just filter the noise with EQ. You could do this in Audacity if you wanted to. The undulating figure is just three low sine waves with a slow fade in and quick fade out and then effectively just copied over and over. It's just faster to do it in Pro Tools.

March 9, 2020 8:37 pm

I found myself zoning out listening to this (in a good way). Then that high pitch comes in and snaps me back to reality. Neat stuff for sure.

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