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?

Awesome new EP by the way - Mr Balloon Hands is what made me wonder!

Ott responded on 09/16/2013

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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