Getting Dirty with Textures (using Cableguys Shaperbox & Noiseshaper)

Today let’s talk about two powerful tools in electronic music production: the envelope follower, and the complex LFO! We’ll use these tools to add texture and glue to our drumloops, and even create entirely new instruments made up of atonal noise textures.

These concepts are universally applicable, but in this video we will demonstrate these concepts using Cableguys Noiseshaper VST, as they were so kind as to sponsor this video. Find the Cableguys VSTs here:

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0:00 Let’s talk about textures
1:47 What is an envelope follower?
7:40 What is a complex LFO?
11:50 Creating new voices by combining tools
15:17 A noise-based bassline
16:48 Call & response composition
18:10 Advice on EQ’ing noise-based voices
19:00 Adding rhythmic drive layer

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