Creating your own instrument rack is a really fun and important part of electronic music production. There are an unimaginable world of sounds out there, but creating your own unique sound is very important to be known for your “sound”. Killowatts and Vibesquad have a unique and unmistakable sound that helps them be known as musicians. This technique will also save you a lot of time in your actual song production.
For the example of this tutorial I will be going over how I put together my (aq) Rhodes Pack from a recording I did of an Original Rhodes MKii at London Bridge Studios in Seattle with the help of CJ Stone and Brian Baron.
So to start I dragged in an instrument rack. Then when you view the “chain” you can see only one. I dragged in 5 instances of Drum Rack.
Before this I took the recording of my Rhodes and sliced it up into samples. Such as “c2″ D2” and up the scale. Then I just dragged and dropped those samples into a different Simpler instance for each note of the drum racks. Now since I have 5 different mics I have those different channels with each sample from each mic. SO when I hit c2 I get all 5 of those playing.
You can then add effects and fine tune it by midi mapping controls. I took the chain volume and mapped it to the macros for the instrument rack so I can dial in the volume or sound I want.
That is pretty much it. Very simple but now I have my own Rhodes sound that I recorded myself.
You can download the (aq) Rhodes Pack at my store to get an idea of what I did, and also have a rad new instrument.