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Tips & Techniques:Convolution Pads and Galore

Simple trick in Logics space designer or any convolution able application.

open Space designer on a track and load any audio file as the IR and use it in 100% wet mix over any audio material.

the result will be a very eerie sounding pad. or blissfull one. it all depends on what IR audio file you use and what you play.

I for example load an indian chant gramofone recording from early 20th century as my IR and process a Sitar lick i played using a sampler. the result is a very enigmatic pad.

you can then bounce the result and use it in a sampler to create pitch of the pad.

nifty little trick who thanks to a fellow GS i realized that you could do it space designer instead of soundhack.

Contributors: mw, gsilbers
Created by gsilbers, 9th January 2008 at 08:42 PM
Last edited by mw, 27th March 2012 at 03:05 PM
Last comment by dogslayeggs on 3rd October 2009 at 07:26 PM
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Old 12th January 2008
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Impulse responses for sound design

Old 12th January 2008
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Users of Logic Studio will have to do this using the seperately installed Impulse Response Designer . . . which makes the whole process a little more complex.

Thanks very much for the tip though! I find the results much more predictable using this method than when using SoundHack. Much appreciated!

MohThoM
Old 15th January 2008
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Space Designer in Logic 7 can load any AIFF or WAVE file as an impulse response - I just tried this and it worked a treat; Instant freaky ambience! Not sure if SD in Logic 8 is any different, but you could check by clicking on the button with the "-" on it next to where it says IR sample. I used a few of the Ambience audio files from the EXS Instruments folder. Trippy...!

heath.
Old 3rd October 2009
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I think this is one of the most awesome tricks I've learned yet. Very cool. Thanks!
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