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Frederik Van Herterijck was born on January 3th, 1979. At the age of eight, he got fascinated aboutsynthesisersand other electronic sounds. Previously listening to hard rock and heavy metal, he suddenly encountered the world of electronic music listening to a recorded tape of Iron Maiden. That record was recorded over another - electronic- album. At the end of the Iron Maiden tape the music was suddenly taken over by the -previously recorded- electronic music. Only 1 minute of electronic music remained on the tape, but that one minute turned Frederik's world of music completely around. He listened to this one minute of wonderful music over and over and had to find out who made this music. The music was part of a song of Jean-Michel Jarre. The next day Frederik bought several albums of this French electronic musician: Oxygene, Equinoxe, Rendez-Vous, .... and Frederik's trip into electronic music was launched… Growing up with this synthesiser music, he had to know how to make such sounds. His 9th birthday arrived and Frederik knew what he wanted: a synthesiser. He got his first yamaha and started to learn the machine inside out. The machine had no hidden powers to Frederik and he overused all its capabilities to create sounds and music. He endlessly recorded voices and sounds through the 2 second sampler. Years went by and Frederik discovered Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Yello and later on the wonderful grooves of Detroit Techno. Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Biosphere, … remain to this day big influences to the way he writes songs, creates soundscapes and produces music. Frederik explored all the dimensions of electronic music from Drum & Bass to Psychelic Trance, from House to Ambient... just technological music he started calling it. Buying more and more keyboards, Frederik had to buy a mixing console to mix the sounds. Sequencing hardware and software followed to be able to use all keyboards at once. Only two hands weren't enough :-). This is how he assembled a complete music studio and started learning how to produce other music genres, mastering and live PA mixing.

Inspirational Simpler and Sampler Tips in Ableton Live

Very inspirational tutorial on how to use simpler and sampler in Ableton Live=

  • Use sampled melody in a Simpler chopped up and put an arpeggiator in front.
  • Or sample a sine wave and use Sampler
  • Or put all the same key samples accross the keyboard of the sampler and use arpeggiator to trigger them for some neat effects.

From Slynk

Why bother with simpler/sampler when you can just drag and drop audio straight into Ableton Live? Well, today we talk about the simpler and sampler and some of the lesser known features, tricks and tips you can do with them! You cat get very creative with just a sine wave inside a sampler.