The power to make your own creative tools is hiding just below the surface of most major DAWs, but few have tapped into just how powerful their rack system can be. It might sound complex, but we’ve made it child’s play to build and tweak 18 custom device combos from scratch –or, if you’re not a budding builder, you can download and use them right away.
Over 21 pages with 20 videos, we’ll show you how to…
Get started with racks and macros, and what they can do
Use Ableton Live’s racks to create devices like GlitchWidget, Dirt Compressor, Multiband Splitter and KitBuilder
Call on Reason’s Combinator devices to string together a Master Pumper, a Slice ‘n’ Mix Rex auditioner, and a step-sequenced live device with Kong
Build Dynamic Wah and Reese Machine devices in Bitwig Studio for instant gratification
Wire together FL Studio’s Patcher to create a Skrillex-style Formant Growler and a Boards of Canada-esque pad effect
Use Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls and Environment to create a Retroiser channel strip and Vocal Harmonizer