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Creating sound on the NordLead: tips and tricks
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Wout Blommers



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Talking about the red lady 16
Subject description: how to make a broad and wide Saw sound
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There is always the question how to make a broad and wide Saw sound.

In this kinds of sounds, which are sometimes called 'fat', a lot of oscillators producing different kind of Saw waves, of course detuned.
How to sound as many oscillators possible? Each Voice has two Oscillators, which can be detuned. To emphase this effect, the Unison cab be enabled. When using the sound in Mono mode Unison provides 4 detuned Voices. Octave Shift together with the SemiTone knob can be used to widen the sound in a single Slot.
And last but not least all these features can be used in a 4 Slot Layer or in a Performance.

To blend the detuning in the sound a Low Pass Filter can be used and turned down more or less. Mostly I program to one of the Slots, I prefer the highest pitched, a slight Glide.

When using the Poly mode to de-activate (to silence) one Slot results in a Voice extra.

Detuning (hear example 05) is realized by Morphing.

Wout


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Just detuned and Octave Shift (file 01)

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Just 4 NOT detuned Slots: Morphing controls the detuning (file 05)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: Hammond sounds on the Lead
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Hi,

The next text is about how Clavia sound designers use the Performance mode to emulate the Hammond sound.

Extract the zip into a special folder, open 'OrganSoundsTxt.htm' which is the text right out the manual, but when opening the link 'Pseudo Additive' I tried to explain this kind of synthese Smile

Wout


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Pseudo-Additive synthese and Hammond 2 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As an example Clavia's Performance H7 (at least, at the NordLead2).
In the pictures the green signal is Osc1 and the red one is Osc2.
The first three illustrations are made without LFO modulation, the last one the total sound.

In the sound examples the first three are cross mixed between Osc1 and Osc2, again the last one is the complete sound with 'Leslie' modulation.

When tweaking the settings it's important to know what harmonics are made in each Slot. As far as I can reconstruct (Maybe someone else would look at it too) the first two harmonics together with the lowest note is made in Slot A; the next three in Slot B and the last three in Slot C. Mostly they are divided into a complex sound (pulse) and a single triangle. Again, the OscMix creates the balance in amplitude between the three, so does Resonance. The balance between the three groups is done by the AmpGain.

Also is added a tweaked H7 organ sound, using some Frequency Modulation and Distortion, in a *.mid file.

Wout


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: Hammond sounds on the Lead2(X), part 3 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here is a Midi file containing the 30 Hammond presets Clavia ever released to the NordLead(1). Some distortion and RingModulation was added by me (only in two Performances, I think).

Note these sounds are all Performances and is a 'Bulk Dump', so it replaces your own Performances in the memory or PCMCIA card!!!

(If anybody wants I can produce single Performances. They will be uploaded into the Buffer memory...)

Wout


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Hammond Single Performances Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here are the single Performances in a zip.
You'll have to upload them one by one...

Wout


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Load able without destroying the memory...
Just don't safe...
I mean don't save...
Ah well, just don't store...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Control able Blips and Blobs Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The next Program makes it possible to create control able short sounds, in a nice way Smile

First the AmpEnv is set to a short Decay, so when holding the key there will sound a short pitched tone, but when played in pizzicato technique the Decay is skipped and the rather long Release will make the tone much longer. The 'echo' effect is made by LFO1 [Pulse to Osc1+2]

When played using a higher Velocity (assigned to FilterVelocity) the harmonic content will change, also due to the Resonance)

Using the Wheel the Morph will change some settings. First the Arpeggiator, which was original set to 0 to create only one note, is set to a 7 times Echo.
The Resonance is set almost to max, so the Filter will create a much more pitched like sound. The FilterEnv Decay is also set to max, so it will fall slowly.

The falling Pitch is made by the Echo setting of the Arpeggiator, because all echo's are made using a decreasing Velocity (special feature of the Echo). This explains the small melodic line when using Morph, a high Velocity and the pizzicato technique.

In the audio example there are eight sounds:
1 low Velocity - hold
2 high Velocity - hold
3 low Velocity - pizz
4 high Velocity - pizz

And using the Wheel=Morph
5 low Velocity - hold
6 high Velocity - hold
7 low Velocity - pizz
8 high Velocity - pizz
(Sorry for the low 22kH mp3...)

Wout


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Jumping around in Mono Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A special playing technique is using the Poly-Mono-Legato switch while holding one key. The note will not react completely to the new setting as long as it is kept in hold: in the example the Unison will react to the Mono setting (4 Voices instead of 2), but allows a second note to be played on the keyboard, although it has to be Mono. When playing a second melody the Arpeggiator will give the suggestion as jumping around the leading Voice.

Example Osc2 continuous Bass: Osc2 no KeyboardTrack and a Pulse Width modulation [83] to the Pitch. At the end of each melodic phrase the mode is set to Poly and back to Mono again.

Wout


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Converting Nordlead to Weighted Keys
Subject description: by Ricard Wanderlöf
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Adding weights to the keys.
Text written and conversion performed by Ricard Wanderlöf

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I knew about this, just never known you've done it Wink Way to go dude! I've tried the Wave keys and felt those were better than the Nord Lead. Have you tried them?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

And the PDF made by Blue Hell.


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Update, see http://nm-archives.electro-music.com/020_NordLead2/Red_Lady/

Click the name!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

my 1st post here. Love my NL2 rack and want to get in deeper. So i started reading your RedLady pages Wout. But why is the link Patterns/LFO not working? Is it just me and my browser (fifo3) or something else?

Keep up your great work!


Christian
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome BlackRack

Because I'm still writing on it Smile
In fact I just added some info to it yesterday, but still not a complete story yet.
And there is a long 'to-do' list also...

But ask what ever you want to ask!

Wout
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