How do you do all the gate type effects to break sounds like pads up so rhythmically - to make synths and pads to sound like drum rolls - do you do it with automation in the sequencer, use a sound editor, or are you using something else eg VSTs?
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I use the Cubase 'Midi Gate' plugin a lot and also the standard Steinberg audio gate sidechained from whatever I want to use as the trigger sound.
I also do a lot of manual editing with scissors and I feed things into old digital delay units modulated from analogue LFOs, chopping them into random chunks which can then be re-sequenced.
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In an answer you say that the bass on Squirrel and Biscuits is "a triple-tracked 7 oscillator patch on my Doepfer A-100 modular."
Seven oscillators are already more than I ever used for a single synth instrument, and then you also "triple tracked" it? What do multiple tracks allow you to do? What do you do on each track? Different frequencies?
I am always scared of using more than one track for a bass. I am scared of filling up the frequency spectrum and not leaving space for other instruments! My music isn't only bass. But you make this big bass that presumably fills also some higher frequencies and then fit other istruments too. Can you explain a bit more about this layering technique, specifically for bass?