SOUND FACTORY MASTER CLASSES

 

Audio Demonstrations by Colin Moore of some sounds designed by Ian Terry using Sound Factory

 

Harp arpeggio. There are actually two sounds, an ascending and a descending harp arpeggio of 9 notes each. One is in Upper Manual 1 and the other in Lower Manual 1. One finger of each hand was used to produce this demo. How this sound was made up will be revealed in a future Master Class

 

Pan Pipe. This is slightly different from the Wersi sound, with a built-in delayed vibrato (acknowledgements to Robert New for that design) plus a slight detune controlled by After Touch.  How this sound was made up will be revealed in a future Master Class.

 

Acoustic Guitar Major 7 Arpeggio. By holding down just the tonic note of the key, this is the result. It can be done with any sound though percussive sounds like guitar and piano/harp work best. Itís suitable for the end of a piece of music, when the final chord is played by both hands and one finger from the left hand can reach to a tonic note on the Upper Manual where this sound has been placed in a suitably set-up split. The speed of the arpeggio is fixed in the sound but can be changed to produce another sound. How this sound was made up will be revealed in a future Master Class.

Sunrise Final Chord. This is just the final C major chord of Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. The chord is simply held for the duration, the sound design providing the fade-in of the pipe organ. How this sound was made up will be revealed in a future Master Class.

7-Stroke Timpani Roll. This is achieved by just playing and holding one key for the duration.

Digital Choir. A mixed choir with slow bass entry and the volume of all parts controlled by after-touch.

Wunder Bell. This provides a sound akin to one used by Klaus Wunderlich.

Timpani Roll and Timpani Roll + Cymbal Crash. There are many variations and extensions to these.

George Shearing - the sound not the playing! This is a single sound in Selector 1 of the Upper Manual, played with the right hand alone. Piano plays all notes while Vibes play the top note and guitar plays the lowest note.

Reiterating Xylophone - designed by Jeff Ormerod who has produced this as his first Sound Factory sound and is demonstrating it here.