Weeklyish Patch 17 – Freezeverb

It’s always “more distortion” or “more cowbell”, but no one ever asks for more reverb. How sad.

Well, if you are with me on this, here’s a reverb fix for you. This week’s rack uses Live Reverb’s Freeze function to generate the decay, allowing super long reverb tails and endless reverb when cranking the Decay all the way up. Also, it adds a M/S EQ for fine control of every aspect of your reverb’s tone.


Weeklyish Patch 17 - Freezeverb

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Weeklyish Patch 15 – Feedback Theory Synth

Feedback Theory Synth is a rack created off a sample of a DJ mixer fed back into itself (tone snob note: a Stanton SA3 fed back into itself).

Here’s part of a tutorial by the Scratch Perverts where Prime Cuts explains how to setup a mixer for feedback.

Feedback Theory explained at 5:22

Download the rack:

Weeklyish Patch 15 - Feedback Theory Synth
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Weeklyish Patch 12 – Stereo Reverb

This rack was built based on a post by Robert Henke in the Ableton forums about how Live’s reverb takes the input signal, sums it to mono, then processes it and outputs a stereo reverb.

What the Stereo Reverb does is split the signal into L and R channels and process each with its own reverb. It then adds an M/S EQ to allow independent tone control between the reverb’s center and its sides.

Stereo Reverb

Get it over here:

Weeklyish Patch 12 - Stereo Reverb
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Weeklyish Patch 09 – Vocal Remover

Tired of watching your singer hook up every time while you only get to lug the gear around afterwards? Ever thought the band would do better as a vocals free 13 min long songs Progressive Rock band? Maybe you can’t fire him/her (it’s in the contract), but you sure can remove the voice with this brand new Vocal Remover!

Vocal Remover - Erase your singer

Just set your Lows and Highs bypass frequencies, the amount of reduction and VOILA! the singer’s gone! (along with some other stuff, but really, who cares about lead guitar?)

P.S.: Also damn useful for remixes and mashups, it’s not all hating the dude with the mic.

Weeklyish Patch 09 - Vocal Remover
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Weeklyish Patch 07 – Smart Knobs v.1


Ahnold - Get to the Choppa!

Thankfully, that’s not the case, but I’ve got some fairly intelligent ones for you this time. The idea is to have FX where a single knob is mapped to a bunch of parameters in an effect. Awesome to save space on your controller for live performances.

All the way to the left, the effect is off (except on the Reverb), sweep the knob to listen to the different effects that can be achieved.

Weeklyish Patch 07 - Smart Knobs v.1
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The Future of Ideas (e-book)

Lawrence Lessig - The Future Of Ideas

Found this free e-book not long ago and I think it’s an incredibly eye opening read for those who use the internet as a creation and consumption tool of intellectual property (AKA all of us).

In it, Lawrence Lessig talks extensively about how the internet has moved from it’s creation as an even grounded network, open to any kind of innovation, towards a one sided power driven network where the end user has little option but to be a passive consumer.

Lawrence Lessig – The Future of Ideas

Also, here’s his How Creativity is Being Strangled by the Law talk from TED Conference

Lawrence Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic. He is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society. Lessig founded Creative Commons and is a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and of the Software Freedom Law Center. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications.

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