Continuing with my series of liner notes for my album Sampler, we get to track number 8. This is a darker sounding track. It consists of 6 instruments and various effects.
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First up is the Bass, the Padaboom patch from the Substance library by Output.
Next is the Arp Harp Loop patch from Output’s Signal Pulse library. I believe the patch may be part of an add-on library.
Next is the After Waves patch from Output’s Exhale program. The patch is probably part of an add-on library.
It looks like most of this piece uses Output’s various libraries. The next track is Tears in Rain patch from Analog strings by Output.
The next patch is a PolyBrass 2 from Kontakt’s RetroMachines Mk2. I believe this is an emulation of a Korg PolySix patch. The PolySix was the first synthesizer I ever owned.
Finally we have Battery 4 using the Sad Flamingo Kit.
For all the instruments, I only used automation on the Battery kit and that was for some volume changes.
I must have been happy with the sounds of the instruments because I used practically no effects on anything. Only the drums (Battery 4) were processed. I sent them (-13db) to a rever bus. The reverb was the Native Instruments/Softube emulation of the RC48 using a Medium Hall preset.
I sent the reverb (0db) to a Gate buss.
On the master bus I cut out frequencies below 30hz and used the Lurseen Mastering Console from IK-Multimedia. I used the Classical (More Glue) preset. If I made any changes, it would have been to the De-esser or compressor in the chain view options (icon at top). This plugin makes a huge difference in the final sound. It isn’t just louder, but better sounding.
Any questions or comments, please let me know.