Slicing and Scratching in Renoise

The next totally Trackers workshop instructed me to slice beats and make my own drumkit. Interesting stuff and fun. Then in the next issue there was the scratching thing. In the olden days I always was concerned about the records when I saw DJ’s scratching, but with Renoise you can emulate the sound of scratching without doing any harm to your good old collection of vinyl. It is only a bit technical to do it with numbers. And, it is difficult to recall what all these numbers do, like “01xx” for sliding up (portamento) and “02xx” for sliding down. There was more in the article, but it felt too much like doing homework assingment when typing in those numbers. So I only did the first twelve rows and looked eager for the next issue to proceed to the next level: creating loops from single-hit samples.

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