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Alexei bourdan 2.0
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sample Manipulation on pcmsynth

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Not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but I only just discovered it and I thought I'd post it for all you lovely 'stickers'

If you load samples in to the pcmsynth and take the polyphony down to one, we all know that you can then glide the sample to create pitch bend. But I've discovered that the pcm will hold onto the point of the sample where the note ends on the grid, effectively 'pausing' the sample until the next note is played.
If that next note has the glide function applied to it, the sample will carry on playing from the point the last note stopped. This can create some really interesting staggering effects with vocal samples.
I'll be posting my finished 'Heathens' remix shortly which will illustrate it better than I am explaining it here, but I just knocked this up to give an idea of what I mean. I hope it makes sense cos it blew my tiny mind lolit makes the pcm for more amazing than I already thought it was. Any questions, I'll try and answer but I hope you find this as useful as I do

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Interesting, I've used this

Interesting, I've used this in tracks before but never with a vocal sample, looking forward to how this sounds

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Nice find. Tried this one

Nice find. Tried this one with a long evolving sweep with lots of delay, but never had the idea to chunk vocal with it.

 

Alexei bourdan 2.0
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It's been a discovery for me.

It's been a discovery for me.
It can also be used effectively to gate a looped portion of a sample by placing several notes in a line, applying the glide function, and turning the velocity of each alternating note to minimum, technically creating a finer gate effect than can be achieved by using the pattern automation on the volume. Opens up a whole new way to manipulate samples for me....

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That's a freaking awesome

That's a freaking awesome idea, if not a little time consuming!

Alexei bourdan 2.0
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It can be time consuming but

It can be time consuming but the results can be pretty special dude.
You can create a 'tape stop' effect by placing a lower note with glide, then restart the sample from where it ended. A lot of possibilities that I haven't properly explored yet cos I'm trying to finish this dam remix

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This is dynamite stuff Alexei

This is dynamite stuff Alexei, thanks for sharing!

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Oh, damn!

Oh, damn!

Thank you very much. Just started a new track.

Alexei bourdan 2.0
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Dude, I actually thought of

Dude, I actually thought of you when I found this out lol. Possibilities are immense for people dealing in the minutiae of tinkering (great title for a tune?) I really look forward to hearing what you come up with. Most of my results so far are just massive happy accidents where I'm just re jigging note placements and it's taken an unexpected turn. Possibilities for messing with chopped up drum loops are huge also. Enjoy dude

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Depending on the type of

Depending on the type of sample, using the overlapping technique with the glide produces interesting sounds, too. The sample still maintains its integrity but now can waver or glide up and down depending on where you place notes.  This could sound awful but can sound cool, at least in my small experiment.

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