Morph Your Sounds With Macros in Razor
Create awesome variations in your razor presets with macros
Last week we’ve looked into creating warm and ambient sounds inside NI Razor so this week it is time to look into a bit more heavy stuff.
Razor is perfect for creating low bass sounds because of its additive engine.
This engine only plays pure sine-waves, therefore no extra distortion is added to the low frequencies. This will make your sound more focused and stable which allows your mix to be louder and better in general.
We begin by adding two oscillators, for the first one we use the formant oscillator and for the second one we choose the sick pitch-bend. When you are working with the sick pitch-bend it is important to keep in mind that this is the only oscillator type that messes around with the phasing of the oscillators.
To recreate this sound it is important to load the formant oscillator in slot one.
You can consider this first slot as the master oscillator.
After that we use two filters, a normal low-pass with a phasing resonance and a multi-mode filter which is set to the bandpass type.
But the fun really starts when we open the macro panel in the top right corner.
Using macros we can control two knobs at the same time, and since the modulation possibilities are a bit limited in Razor this can be really useful!
Great for writing automation or learn them to your MIDI controller.
You can get at least 10 distinct sounds out of one patch if you make smart use of the Macros.