Pro Tips from Mike Huckaby for Twisted Tools Vortex
We are always happy to welcome back Mike Huckaby, the legendary Motor City Don of sounds and music knowledge. This time he shares how he uses Twisted Tools Vortex Reaktor ensemble to twist, mutate and mangle sounds in his recordings and live sets. This is a truly remarkable tool that we recently introduced you to here on the site, and this video explores the ensemble at a much deeper level. Showing off the capabilities and pointing out potential uses that you simply won’t find elsewhere. So kick back and enjoy this one. And you should probably keep your finger near the pause button, just in case.
When it comes to using advanced sample manipulation programs like Twisted Tools Vortex, it all comes down to workflow, understanding exactly how the different features work and how they can affect your sounds. Mike always does a great job od explaining things as he walks through his lessons, breaking it all down in a way that anyone can follow along with regardless of experience. And after he’s done explaining the basics of how you manage the six different sampler tracks, effects, modulation assignments and sequencing, he’s ready to get into the good stuff!
It’s easy to begin imagining many of the creative possibilities you can stumble into using Twisted Tools Vortex. But Mike takes it even further and reminds us that there is a whole other world of possibilities and opportunities waiting to be tapped into in our DAWs. Applying effects outside of Vortex can unlock hidden potential in the sounds and take you in directions you never saw coming. A perfect way to spice things up in live performances and remixes projects! Using the Twisted Tools Vortex ensemble really does make you feel like there is no end to the things you can do with your sounds. Now try experimenting with loading up your own sounds into Vortex and see where you can take them!
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