One-Knob Racks are super useful in live situations, because they allow to activate a series of effects and modulators just turning up one single knob.
I use them a lot in my jams and, since people asked how I create them, I decided to make this tutorial where we’ll see how to create 5 awesome and performance-ready One-Knob Racks.
Here we’ll see some techniques and tricks which you can learn and use to create your own One-Knob Racks.
We’ll start with a very simple Wash-Out Effect, where I’ll show how to map multiple elements to the same knob, using the Map settings to manage the modulation amounts for each mapped parameter.
We’ll go on integrating LFOs to create random modulations which will vary everytime we activate our One Knob Racks. And we’ll do it to create a Crazy Delay effect.
Then we’ll go further creating a “Dry/Wet Ready” Rack, to gradually blend in effects which don’t have a dry/wet knob by themselves. We’ll use it to create an Instant Drum Fills Rack.
I’ll modify and enhance this last Rack to create a Glitchy Fills One-Knob Rack.
Finally we’ll see how to use EQ Eight plus a lot of LFOs to create a Crazy EQ Rack.
I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial!
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You can download the Ableton Live Project used for this Tutorial, including all the Racks created here on my Bandcamp: https://belibat.bandcamp.com/album/one-knob-racks-tutorial-ableton-live-project-and-racks
Just set price to zero and start downloading the album. You’ll find a zipped folder inside the album, containing the Ableton Live Project.
To use my Racks in your own projects, you just need to save them and then recall them from the Ableton browser.
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