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(Modulate This) Sound Design

FAW Circle Patch – Ancient Astronaut

A  motion pad with vocal characteristics. Mod Wheel controls FXPingPong2Time. Use the Mod Wheel to add change speed and pitch of delays. I programmed “Crusher” so the patch works with it off and on.  In the sample below, I use the same MIDI clip with Mod Wheel automation and record first with the crusher off […]

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Ableton Live MIDI Synth: FAW Circle Synth: Tenori-On Videos

Using Ableton Live to Add Velocity to Incoming MIDI Notes from Tenori-On (or Launchpad)

In this YouTube Video, I demonstrate how to use Ableton Live 8 and the Velocity MIDI device along with a dummy clip to add velocity to incoming MIDI notes that are a fixed velocity. I illustrate this with the Tenori-On but this concept will work with any MIDI device. Once velocity is introduced into the […]

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(Modulate This) Sound Design Synth: FAW Circle Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

FAW Circle Synthesizer Sound Design Tip: Hidden Tab Parameters + Modulating Filter with Keyboard Tracking

I’ve been doing some sound design work with Future Audio Workshop Circle Virtual Synthesizer. While most of the parameters are visible on the main page of the user interface, some are only accessible via tabs along the bottom of the interface. So to search for sounds, access keyboard and arpeggiator controls, global settings, effects, and […]