Category Archives: DIY

making or breaking instruments and such

A tribute to the Doors – In my house

There’s an interesting collective sampling project going on over at the Music of Sound blog. They are crowd sourcing samples of doors. It’s gonna be quite extensive, more than 1000 sample. So I’ve signed on, but never quite heard back. … Continue reading

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Martins home studio

Found this really useful multimonitor utility for Win XP… then I found out that Win7 has all this built in I really enjoy wacking out beatz on the Akai LPD8… been trying to get instant mapping to work in Ableton … Continue reading

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Bogdon Box Bass sample set

Need that boxy bass sound? What about a complete sample-set of the Bogdon Box Bass that I built a while ago? ūüôā The tone is halfway between a contrabass and a bucket bass, which we also sometimes use to record. … Continue reading

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Voxengo MSED setup in Reaper for fun with the sides of the middles

The freeware plugin Voxengo MSED is a great way to add audio processing on just to the the sides of a stereo signal, or compress the middle, while leaving the sides untouched. In the tradition of nearly all freeware, Voxengo … Continue reading

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Home studio a la Martin

Got most of the home studio setup again after moving back to Copenhagen from Malm√ł. Just did a clean install of Win7 on my PAQ quiet PC… and got most of the gear on the shelves. Still hooking things together. … Continue reading

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Kalimba in a staircase harmonic reverb impulse

Some of the largest drums sounds ever were apparently recorded in a stairwell. See Bonham, John of Led Zep playing When the Levee Breaks So naturally we had to sample the impulse response of the stairwell outside the studio we’ve … Continue reading

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Dictaphone Simulation

The sound of a dictaphone is known as one of the most lo-fi sounds of them all: filled with lovely hiss, flutter, saturation, wow and arbitrary pitch glitches. Me love. The sound of a dictaphone can be used as an … Continue reading

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