Sausage Fattener and Harmonic Exciting

Have you ever wanted to make the perfect music for a sausage fest. Like total bro’ed out loud music? Well this is the thing for you… Sausage Fattener.

Seriously though, this is an amazing VST. It’s only $30 on their site and has a lot of uses. The Sausage Fattener VST adds a nice mixture of Harmonic Exciting, Wave shaping, and compression. It’s really easy to use.  I find “overusing” this to add a crunchy element to my kick or bass as a juxtaposition to my other lighter elements is awesome. 

 

Here is DADA Lifes words on the VST:

The Sausage Fattener only has two knobs. But don’t be fooled. With those seemingly simple parameters you can create loads of different sounds. Use the Sausage Fattener on a single channel with moderate settings as a musical compressor. Turn it up and you have a dirty bastard of distortion. But you can also use the plugin on a bus (for example all the drums and the bass) or the whole track as a mastering plugin.

 

The Sausage Fattener is used by Tiësto, Kaskade, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Chuckie, Sebastian Ingrosso, Dirty South, Hardwell, Angger Dimas, Frank E, Zedd, Lazy Rich, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Marcus Schossow, John Dahlbäck and many other DJ/producers.

Grab this VST. You won’t regret it. 

By | September 11th, 2013|Gear Review|0 Comments

Free Saturation & Distortion VST

This new plugin from Klanghelm.com came out and I am loving it. It’s an amazing saturation and distortion VST effect.  Best of all… It’s free.

This VST adds some rich and subtle saturation. I have been using it on drums and pads to great effect. Love the sonic quality of it. IVGI reacts dynamically to the input signal and well and it even the react dynamically and to the drive setting. This gives it amazingly clear and crisp effect.

Check out http://www.klanghelm.com/IVGI.html and download the IVGI for free.

By | June 19th, 2013|Gear Review|0 Comments

Max For Live – Harmonic Runner

I just got the new Harmonic Runner from Amazingnoises.com. I absolutly love this Max For Live Devise. Really amazing how much modulation and harmonics you can get from this.


The Harmonic Runner is a Max for Live spectral device which controls amplitude, phase and timing of the components of the sound spectrum. It can add a rich effect to any audio. I have been using it for sound effects, adding interesting texture and have been experimenting with it for my Ambient Sets.

This divise is solid and really well priced at €8.00

Here is a video I made with a little walkthrough:
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By | June 19th, 2013|Gear Review|2 Comments

MIDI Looping and MIDI Translator Live

Recording MIDI in Ableton Live can be hard to navigate live. The video Below goes over the basics of using a MIDI Translator to control Ableton Live to make this a lot easier.

To Do This:

First Download Bome’s MIDI Translator: http://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator/overview/classic

After you Install this you can set your MIDI controller. Then Set whatever signal you want by pressing it and then set the Outgoing. I set the outgoing to Right, Left, Up, Down, and Enter.

By Setting a Key on your MIDI controller to enter it will then start to record your MIDI on the track. Then enter again will play the MIDI loop in time.

This technique has opened a lot in my live set and opens up WORLDS of possibilities with Keystrokes.

By | November 14th, 2012|Gear Review|3 Comments

Review of the i-controls by ICON

ICON sent me some midi controllers a few weeks back and I just finished this review of the i-controls. It is a great alternative to the korg nano, which seems to break a lot on me.  Here are the videos I made on reviewing it, and an instillation help.

Review of the i-controls

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Installing the i-Controls in Ableton Live

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You can order an i-creativ at http://www.icon-global.com/ 

Also check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICONDigitalUSA

By | October 12th, 2012|Gear Review|1 Comment

i-creativ review and using Ableton Live

A week ago i-CON sent me one of there new MIDI controllers called i-creativ.  It is a fantastic MIDI controller with tons of cool and unique ways of controlling Ableton Live for a live set or in production.  Here are two videos on the i-creative. The first is a review of the device and then how I use it in ableton live.

Review of the i-creativ MIDI Controller

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i-creativ with Ableton Live 

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Here is the Ableton Live set used in the video as an example.

You can order an i-creativ at http://www.icon-global.com/ 

Also check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICONDigitalUSA

By | September 1st, 2012|Gear Review|8 Comments

Free Waveshapers and Adding Color to Your Mix.

In this article I wanted to go over some free Waveshapers I like to use to add a little flavor or cruch to the mix. These are great free VST’s that will give you a wider sonic tone to play with.

To start lets define what Waveshapers are and then below will be a list of a few free VST waveshapers I like.

In electronic music waveshaping is a type of distortion synthesis in which complex spectra are produced from simple tones by altering the shape of the waveforms. Waveshapers are just that, they reshape the waveform and create different sonic effects.

Cyanide

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By | May 9th, 2012|Gear Review|0 Comments

Flux for Spatialization

Over the past few months I have been using a new Free Plugin VST I found and it’s been amazing. Its from the company called Flux and the the VST is called Stereo Tool.  This Plugin is amazing for dialing in your elements to get a great soundstage and placement. Its super easy to use. Here is an image below.

This lets you increase the stereo width, pan the element, gain the right and left separately and more. I am now getting in the habit of putting this on every track in my production. Super useful and wanted to share it with you all.  To download it for free follow this link: http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/stereotool

By | November 29th, 2011|Gear Review|0 Comments

Live Performance Midi Controllers

I wanted to share with everyone what my set up for my live performance is in terms of gear. I believe in minimal yet effective set up and want to share them with you.

I use 2 pieces of gear, other than my soundcard, I use the Korg Nano and the LPD8. Below is a review of these as well as a little about my set up.

Korg Nano Midi Controller

korg nano

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By | September 2nd, 2011|Gear Review|3 Comments
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