Download presets and vj clips here: http://www.humanworkshop.com/index.php?modus=e_zine&sub=articles&item=199
Since our fret_1 video seems to be doing quite well on YouTube as well as Vimeo, we decided to complete the cycle by unraveling a bit of the production magic in three in-depth fret tutorials. In this first tutorial, Durk shows how to create the heavy ripping bass-line modulations as the are applied in the second half of fret_1.
Fret_1 might be a very abstract production all together, but still, the synthesis of both video and audio are kept very basic. This kind of makes it a showcase of what avarage production software has to offer, without getting lost in detail, both on an audio as on a visual level.
In this tutorial, Durk unravels the Massvie patch responsible for the heavy ripping bass-line featured in the video (also downlodable in the link mentioned earlier). Eventhough the music in fret_1 is very sound-design like, the electronic instruments which are used are perfectly capable of being applied to productions in the range of drum and bass to dubstep and hip-, as well as glitch-hop.
Stay tuned for two other fret_1 tutorials, one of which I going to be hosted by Equiloud, in which he explains how he did some of the animations featured in fret_1, and another by Leisure-B, in which he explains how to use battery and looped drum material in order to create fat but dynamic drums.
Software used for this project: Cinema 4d, Adobe After FX, Adobe Premiere, Ableton Live, NI Massive, NI FM8, NI Battery (Origami Kit), NI Electronic Instuments Fast FX