Grimes brings her own signature sound to Roli’s BLOCKS system and NOISE app, which is great, and, for BLOCKS owners, the pack is free too.
I’m looking forward to trying out this pack soon to hear just what she’s produced and how usable it’ll actually be.
You can read more about the pack and Grimes at the Roli site.
And if it’s anything like as the last two then it’ll be well worth buying. Go take on Thursday, which is when it’s due to land.
Some time ago I found this set of samples from the Victoria Line (that’s part of the London Underground network) which is intended for use by anyone who wants to make a track using the samples. So, eventually, I have, and I’d encourage you to take a look and download them too.
Anyway, that happened to coincide with getting a bunch of apps from the very awesome Klevgränd Produktion AB, who’s apps are really amazing, and I’d also encourage you to check their stuff out. More of that in a moment.
What I ended up doing is making this track:
How I went about it is as follows:
- Firstly I loaded the samples into AudioShare and played them on loop via Audiobus into Kuvert then on to be recorded into MultiTrack DAW. To really understand how good Kuvert is you need to try it out, it is truly amazing and is in my top 3 effects apps now after one use!
- Next I decided to further process the track using R0Verb (a really interesting reverb which I need to spend more time with), Svep (chorus and phaser), and finally Korvpressor, which is amazing!
So this track is as much about these apps as it is the original sample, but that’s fine. I think it’s a good way to discover this sample set, which I think I’ll explore a lot more, and these apps, which are, quite frankly, amazing.
If anyone is interested in using these, please do go ahead and download and make stuff with them. If you do, please let me know what it is you make.