Category: Synth: Absynth

Listen to Brian Clevinger (Inventor of Absynth) Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

I've been using Absynth since version 1. It IS my desert island synth. This being the case I was super excited that Darwin Grosse interviewed Absynth's creator Brian Clevinger for this week's podcast Art + Music + Technology Podcast! Listen to episode #131 here – http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-131-brian-clevinger-absynth or on iTunes (where you can subscribe to the…

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NI Absynth Tip: How to Set Channel Volume, Overall Preset Volume and Enable Automatic Channel Level Adjustment

There are many ways to control the volume of your presets in Absynth and many options are not on the same page. This being the case, I offer you a few tips with screen shots to help you wrap your head around overall volume adjustment technique in Absynth. Controlling Channel Volume First off, you can…

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Native Instruments is Offering 8 Synths for Half Price Including Absynth 5

Native Instruments is offering 8 synths half-off till March 17th including my desert island synth Absynth 5! Turn your studio into a sonic playground with eight top-selling synths. Get huge basses and leads with MASSIVE and MONARK. Step into the future with RAZOR and FM8. REAKTOR SPARK and REAKTOR PRISM deliver ultimate expression. And SKANNER…

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Anthony Distefano Celebrates Steve Reich’s Birthday with NI Absynth Video “Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians”

My friend and Absynth guru Anthony Distefano shared a video in celebration of Steve Reich’s birthday. My Absynth version of Steve Reich's Pulses from Music for 18 Musicians.This was all done using Absynth's envelopes. Links: http://www.stevereich.com/ http://anthonydistefano.bandcamp.com/ Mark Mosher Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer Boulder, CO

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“I Calculate” – A Soundscape Experiment Using Octatrack to Sequence Absynth 5 Synthesizer

In this experiment I used Octatrack to drive Absynth running in stand-alone mode. I sequenced the piece using only the Octatrack sequencer. I used step sequencing mixed with trig automation to modulate Absynth performance params via MIDI CCs along with some real-time performance param manipulation using data entry knobs on Octatrack. I used the MIDI…

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Sound Design Tip: Precise Sync to Picture and Long Envelopes with Absynth Break Point Time Control

In addition to dragging the breakpoints of an envelope in Absynth, you can also enter precise time values for each break point. P. 116 of the manual explains the different types of time control. Abs/BP Time control: Determines the Breakpoint’s position on the time axis. Enter the duration in seconds. Depending on the setting of…

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