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Leakage - Automatic Glitch Bassline Machine Featured

I am very proud to announce that my latest device, Leakage, is now available for Pro Members to test out. Although this beta version works (I have not been able to break it) there might be a few flaws here and there, so I encourage you to please let me know in the forums if you come across any bugs that need fixing. 

Here is a brief video explanation.

Click here to download Leakage right now (Pro Members)

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Instructions

  1. Click here to be taken to the Leakage download page (Pro Members only) and download the zip file.
  2. Extract the zip file and open the .alp (Ableton Live Pack).
  3. Choose where you wish to save the project on your computer.
  4. Locate to the place you just specified, and open the .als
  5. The project will open and you can start playing right away!

Here are the current features of Leakage and how to use them, starting from top left:

  • Velocity/Step Mode - switches between the velocity mode (not that great at the moment) and the step mode.
    • Velocity Mode - takes the velocity of each note and jumps to a step depending on what value it is (0-127).
    • Step Mode - moves the sequencer to the next step each time it recieves a Note Off value.
  • Steps - allows you to specify how many steps the sequencer will have (up to 128).
  • Step Information - shows you the current steps and what values they are at.
  • Reset Step Values - resets all step values to 1-128, giving each step a different value in 1 value incriments.
  • Back to Step 1 - jumps the playing cursor back to the very start (step 1).
  • Automatic - turn this on to have the cursor jump back to step 1 each time you hit play.
  • Reset - hit this if the automatic button does not work correctly.
  • Step Counter - counts the notes in the current MIDI clip and then sets the correct amount of steps.
  • Steps / Grunt / Wob / Wub - lets you choose which value you want to change.
    • Steps - this sets the value, or patch, that is assigned for each individual note. Each step has a different bass patch, so change these to change the entire sound.
    • Grunt - this controls the resonance of the filter for each individual step.
    • Womp - this controls the attack amount on the filter envelope for each individual step.
    • Wub - this controls the decay amount on the filter envelope for each individual step.
  • Steps / Grunt / Wob / Wub Knobs - will change ALL of the selected parameter up or down. Be careful as moving this knob will reset any custom values you have set.
  • Parameter Mapping Menus - lets you change what parameter is affected by Steps / Grunt / Wob and Wub (I reccomend not changing these).
  • Sequencer - here is where you set your values for each note.

Note that this feeds into an instrument rack with 128 operator bass patches. Because of the way racks work, only the patches that are recieving data will use CPU (128 all at once woud blow your computer up!)

Remember, if you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them. Please head over to this forum post

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