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Plugins and Sinewaves Posted on 2015-09-02 by Joey Lieberman

Having a good bit of experience with DAWs I thought I would breeze through the sinewave assignment, but it actually turned out to be a bit more challenging than I expected. It forced me to get used to the Pro Tools interface in a way that I hadn't before, and it really got me thinking intuitively about how I could make a song with just a single sine wave. I ended up duplicating the sine wave a ton so that it filled up about 15 seconds, and then copying it onto 4 different tracks so I could create some polyphony with the pitch shift plugin, which I'd also never used before. I extended each part out so they came in staggered and exited staggered, with each track effected a bit differently. I then applied some fade-ins and fade-outs as well as reverb to create smooth transitions. The whole of the piece is short, sweet and ethereal though not all that crazy. It was definitely a good experience for me to start getting used to the key commands and the interface as a whole, especially in terms of differentiating it between Logic and Ableton.

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