New Track: Day after Day

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-21T06:23:32+01:00

I recorded a new Track "Day after Day"

This is the first Track I made in bitwig-studio 2 beta - I really like the new modulators - the main arpeggio was created by using a random value that modulates the octave of a polysynth

day after day

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New Track: Arpeggio

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-31T06:12:44+01:00

I recorded a new track in bitwig-studio. The main melody develops from multiple arpeggio motives playing against each other in a layered instrument - I mapped my LaunchControl to the macro controls of the layer instrument so I can blend and change the layers currently playing.

Arpeggio

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First 0-Coast jam

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-23T05:25:34+01:00

I added a MakeNoise 0-Coast to my homestudio and recorded my first Jam-Session - This synth really is a beast :-) The Synth line ist from the 0-Coast with a little delay and revery by bitwig. The bass-line and drums are made with bitwig-plugins.

0-Coast jam1

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Volca + Streichfett Jam 01.2017

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-16T06:14:20+01:00

This is my first volca+streichfett jam this year - recorded and mixed using bitwig-studio

volca + streichfett Jam 01.2017

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Bitwig Polysynth Only

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-09T08:15:45+01:00

I recorded a new synth track using only the polysynth plugin from bitwig. Everything on this track - including the drum sounds - was created using the polysynth + a few onboard effects.

Polysynth only

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Ode to Repro-1

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-11-17T05:05:40+01:00

The first track I recorded using u-he's newest plugin Repro~1. Every synth track is created using the plugin - the Drums come from a Volca-Sample

The repro~1 is a neat little monosynth plugin and is an emulation of the sequential circuits pro-one. The plugin is currently in beta and you can download and test a version till december. I absolutely love how the filter distorts when you drive it a little to hot and use the feedback knob and I immediatly bought a licence after hearing the "Ancient Electromagnetic" Preset :-)

This little plugin will find its place in my workflow.

feel free to leave comments or click the like button on soundcloud if you enjoyed the track

Ode to Repro~1

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A Bitwig-Studio Controller Script for Yamaha MX49 and MX61 (Version2)

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-10-20T07:51:25+02:00

I made an update to my bitwig mx49/61 controller script. I finally worked out how the cubase plugin controlls the text that is displayed on the lcd by tracing through huge piles of captured systex messages using a hex editor.

The new version can be Downloaded on my github page

to install it unzip the files to the "Bitwig Studio/Controller Script"-Folder

Now the script displays the name of the current device when you switch it.

Then the labels of the macro knobs are shown in the display. If a macro is unassigned the knob is shown as "disabled" on the display

bitwig device

mx61 display

bitwig device

mx61 display

as in the previous version I have

mapped the 4 knobs to macro 1-4 on page 1

to macro 5-8 on page 2

and to volume, pan, send1 and send2 of the selected channel on page 3

"AddInst Track" creates a new Instrument Track

and "VSTi Window" opens the device browser.

Have fun!

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New Song - The Unscratchable Itch

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-24T10:28:55+02:00

the unscratchable itch - the small but constant itching you normally don't notice because its so common to you - but its always there to remind you that being alive means to accept things that wont't change

The song was recorded in bitwig-studio only using bitwig internal instruments or effects

The Unscratchable Itch

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Launchpad Jam Session 2016-06-05

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-05T15:23:13+02:00

I recorded a jam session using a Volca Bass, a Volca Keys, a Streichfett, 2 Launchpads, u-he ACE and Bitwig Studio. I learned that I need to place my camera very carefully when recording these sessions to prevent my neon-lights or the launchpad led repeat frequency to interact with my camera. And I learned that a DSLR is very unforgiving to dust on a synth :-)

Launchpad Session June 05

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Bitwig SpaceReverb

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-03-01T07:38:07+01:00

I created a Preset for the Bitwig-Studio Reverb Device for my latest song and have been asked several times if I would share it. So I decided to write a short tutorial how I created the effect.

And while you read this article you can listen to my track "Vast Space Ahead" so you know how it sounds like

To create the effect I used a Reverb device in "Hall"-with a very large Size and maximum Width

SpaceReverb

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