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Turnado Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:47

    Laurence discusses using Turnado as a multi effects unit as well as giving an introduction to the workflow.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Interface and Settings

    4:03

    In this video Laurence introduces you to the interface, the effects browser and effects slot. Laurence also explores how Turnado works and the interaction between the interface and parameters.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Edit Page and Common Controls

    7:06

    Join Laurence as he demonstrates the Main Knob, Wet/Dry balance and assigns the main knob to effects parameters.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Modulators

    8:46

    Watch as Laurence uses the 2 LFO's & the Envelope Follower, the Common controls and their creative uses.

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    Tutorial 5

    Delay Effects

    9:25

    In this video Laurence discusses the Pattern Delay, Reverse Delay and Pitch Delay and their respective parameters.

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    Tutorial 6

    Modulation Effects

    7:40

    Watch as Laurence explores the modulation effects. Laurence covers Flanging & Chorusing, Phasing and creating pitched tonal effects using the Tonalizer.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Reverb Effects

    10:26

    In this video Laurence uses and explains the Reverb, Freezeverb and their respective parameters. Laurence also creates rhythmic effects using the Freezeverb.

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    Tutorial 8

    Transformation Effects

    10:03

    In this video discover the Transformation effects Ring Modulator and Vocodizer. Laurence manipulates drums with the Ring Modulator and creates melodic patterns using the Vocodizer.

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    Tutorial 9

    Amplifier Effects

    9:43

    Watch as Laurence demonstrates and explains the Levelizer and Guitar Amp Effects. Laurence also shows Bitcrushing and Sample Rate reductio as well as Creating Tremolo and Auto Pan effects. Creating multi-band distortion effects using the Guitar Amp settin are also covered.

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    Tutorial 10

    Loop Effects Pt. 1

    14:19

    In this first of two videos on the Loop effects Laurence explores the Looper and its parameters, creating glitchy rhythms with the Looper and focuses on the Pitch Looper to add pitched looped effects and creating glitchy pan effects using the Pan Looper.

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    Tutorial 11

    Loop Effects Pt. 2

    10:16

    In this video Laurence uses The Reaktor and its Freeze and Reverb settings and their parameters. Laurence also rearranges loops using the Slicearranger.

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    Tutorial 12

    DJ Tools

    9:05

    Laurence dives into the the Granulizer and uses it to create stretched effects. Laurence also creates stutter effects using the Stutter setting and creates turntable effects using the Vinylizer.

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    Tutorial 13

    Filter Effects

    11:54

    Watch as Laurence makes stereo filter effects using the FIlter, creates autofilter effects using the Filter Pattern setting ans Talkbox effects using the Vowel Filter. Laurence also explores the weird and wonderful with the Spectralizer.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Dictator

    6:55

    In this video Laurence uses the Dictator to automate the 8 effects knobs. Laurence also shows how to assign presets for random editing to your hearts content!

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    Tutorial 15

    Turnado in Action

    4:36

    In this final video Laurence shows how to use Turnado with a MIDI controller and explores signal flow options.

Laurence Holcombe is back with an awesome series about the incredible Sugar Bytes Turnado multi-effect tool, created especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. Learn all the important features and functions, as well as how to put them to good use, making plain tracks into something twisted!

Laurence begins by welcoming you and discusses the innovative workflow found in Turnado. He then covers the interface and settings, showing you how to browse and load effects. Next, Laurence reveals the Edit Page and all of its common controls and how to assign them to different parameters.

Moving on, Laurence then examines all the different effects such as Modulation, Reverb, Transformers, Amplifiers and Loop effects, giving you full disclosure on all they can do, as well as creative examples of them in action.

Not stopping there, Laurence gives some love to the DJ's using Turnado. DJ tools such as the Granulizer and Vinylizer are demonstrated as well as powerful filter effects like the Talkbox and Spectralizer.

Wrapping it all up, Laurence shows you how to use the Dictator feature for automating up to 8 effects at once, and then the steps for incorporating a MIDI controller with Turnado for truly mind blowing expressive control over your sound.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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