Keyswitch instruments in Logic

I’ve set up a couple of transformers to make use of a second keyboard (an Oxygen 8) only as a keyswitch instrument.

Here’s a little video where I show how these are cabled. Don’t forget to cable the last transformer into the actual channel strip that contains your instrument or your Vienna Ensemble.

Please click here to download the Logic Keyswitch Instrument template

Beautiful anime guitar strumming gif

 

Guitar

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Written Russian

Here’s our company name in Russian. Although I of course have to rely on what Google Translate gives me…

Is this correct? Or is this a literal translation that doesn’t do justice to the actual (musical) meaning of the words?

Good Loops - Russion

When The Time Is Right

We recently presented ideas for the music to a new TV series. As a part of this we wrote and recorded vocals to a song using one of our loops as the basis.

To get a quick idea of what the scene was: the episode was about a woman being pregnant with a fetus diagnosed with dwarfism. She decides (under pressure from an unrelated medical situation) to terminate the pregnancy. On the operating table she finally realizes that that would mean actually killing the human being that was growing inside her and changes her mind. The song would enter after the decision to accept her and her babies situation and the operation is changed to what is medically necessary to save both her and the child.

Vocals were done by the wonderful Jenny Weisgerber

Framework roughly done

I’m working on a new project in the percussion (more in the synthetic side than the traditional recorded side) loop design category and today I’ve wrangled Kontakt into submission.

I now have a simple but powerful step sequencer the way I want it, basic modulation setup and the effects (the delay anyway) the way I always envisioned them.

Now I can start focusing on the sound material and the patterns that work.

Learning is fun. And much more rewarding than many other activities…

Beautiful!

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Guitar Kitchen – chord changes for all songs

I’ve finally gotten around to adding chord changes for the songs. I haven’t yet managed to do lead sheets, but I believe that these screenshots will work well for the purpose of see which chord plays at what position of the measure.

I’m still working on a more clever way to map the loops in Kontakt, stay tuned for this!

Please download the .zip file of all the screenshots

Written Korean

I wondered today, what our name and our product name would look like in written Korean and thanks to the translate service provided by a large search engine it’s easier than ever to find it.

So, without further ado, here it is:

First our name “Good Loops” (capital letters looked the same in Korean so I left it the way I typed):

good loops - korean

 

And also “Guitar Kitchen” which I personally think is visually much more poetic:

Guitar Kitchen - Korean

 

What do you think?

DIVA – controller for Lemur for iPad

I created a control surface for DIVA (the other really impressive synth by u-he). Because of its fixed circuitry DIVA actually lends itself a little better to a controller than the modular Zebra2.

Using this controller you can switch between all oscillator, filter and envelope models. So you really almost don’t have to look at the screen at all. The controller is not quite finished (controls for the effects and a lot of the in depth parameters are missing). Because I have to get back to work on “Koslowski + Haferkamp” and “Danni Lowinski” now, I won’t be able to continue building on these controllers for a couple of weeks, but I wanted them to be out there. It would be great if you expanded on them!

Please download your copy from this link.

1 – Main

This panel contains the oscillators, the filters, the envelopes and the most common global parameters.

DIVA - main controls

2 – Modulators

This panel contains the LFOs and will (in future versions) contain the effects as well.

DIVA - modulators

Testbericht: Gitarren-Loops – AMAZONA.de

Sorry, this post in German as the review is also in German.

Großen Dank an Amazona.de, für die Florian Scholz unsere Library getestet hat. Darüber freuen wir uns sehr! Hier könnte ihr den Testbericht lesen:

Test: Good Loops Guitar Kitchen Vol. 1, Gitarren-Loops – AMAZONA.de.