Change the World (feat. Richard Nixon) by shivasongster published on 2012/02/26 20:18:18 +0000 This piece is based on two separate experimental sessions over the course of this weekend. After swearing off VST plugins for a time - in favor of the stable, self-contained environment of Reason - I decided to change things up and play with Kontakt 5 Player on my PC. I created a multi using NI's Balinese Gamelan collection and some Kontakt Drums. One of the improvs worked pretty well, so I saved the results of that session. I particularly liked the real-time manipulation of the drum velocity with a knob on my Triton, mapped on the fly. The next day I loaded the improv into Reason 6 on my Mac, and recorded three additional improv tracks on top with a KORG Monotron Duo. After clipping up the best parts, and adding a good bit of level, pan, effect and mute automation, I added the Nixon samples using an NNXT. There's a bit of delay automation on Nixon toward the end.