2016 Task 3A Intro Programming

I’ve just uploaded a video showing some hints and tips on how to program Task 3A for 2016-17 if you’ve chosen “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris – watch on YouTube.

In the video, there is a quick intro to using phase reverse and stereo flip to listen to panned elements on their own, followed by some programming tips on the elements in the track – the percussion parts (all programmed using shortcircuit and freely-available samples), the bass part (again, programmed with free synths and effects), and the synth part, plus some coverage of the EQ settings I’ve used as a starting point for this section. ¬†You’ll need to listen carefully to the original and make changes as you work to get yours sounding more like the original.

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There will be more to follow with the rest of the song, but this should give you something to be getting on with.