Let's Build a... Repeater

Making an audio repeater is so interesting and fun that we build it once in The Grid and once with standard devices, touching off small discussions along the way. Topics include basic delay structure, using Hybrid tracks for notes + audio, turning any Grid signal into a modulator, and the power of Bitwig's Chain and Selector devices. Because making new sounds in Bitwig Studio leaves the power in your hands.

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  • 0:29 - Making basic delay architecture
  • 2:15 - The logic of an audio repeater
  • 4:22 - Merge + Lag for crossfades
  • 5:31 - Hybrid tracks allow notes and audio in parallel
  • 6:50 - Using notes (via Key On) to change repeat times
  • 8:58 - N-Latch, for applying one trigger at a time
  • 9:50 - Sum (Σ), to merge signals together
  • 10:41 - Starting over with regular devices, like Delay-1
  • 12:20 - Chain device, for global modulations here
  • 14:09 - Drag-and-drop for modulator routings
  • 14:45 - Keytrack, for pitch-based modulation
  • 16:30 - The Selector devices, with note-triggered modes
  • 18:28 - An FX Selector for the nested Feedback chain

Also check out the companion tutorial:
Modular Concepts: Feedback


Let's Build an... Everything

Each episode in this series starts with an idea, and then we make it in The Grid (the modular sound-design environment of Bitwig Studio). As with any sound design process, the task at hand provides structure, but creative impulses may lead us off the beaten path. Please put on the goggles; the workbench is ready for action.

Let’s Build A... is an ongoing tutorial series, with a new episode dropping every few weeks. Check back soon.

August 13, 2020

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