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MetaSynth Examples & Lessons

If you are new to MetaSynth, you can get a glimpse into some of the great things that you can accomplish with it. If you are already using MetaSynth, these pages should provide a wealth of new techniques and ideas for exploration.


Shuffler 101 - Regroovification - These examples demonstrate the great Shuffler effect which slices up loops (or any sound sample) and rearranges them. Using this tool, you can quickly create slamming variants of grooves or entirely new grooves. These examples focus on using a drum/rhythm loop as a source.

Image Synth Melody Extraction - Todd Barton demonstrates how you can extract the melody from a simple audio source (whistling, flute and recorder work best) and resynthesize it with another instrument while preserving the nuance and articulation of the source. Turn this into this

MockMatrix & Cans - Two compositions realized entirely with MetaSynth with notes from the composer. While MetaSynth is great for creating strange and exciting textures that you can drop into ProTools and Logic projects, many composers do all of their sound design AND composition in MetaSynth. These two compositions will give you an idea why.

Spectrum Synth Sequences - A few Spectrum Synth sequences that demonstrate MetaSynth's unique Spectrum Room.

Drum filters - These examples grew out of a UILIST discussion about how to impose harmonics and pitch to drum loops. A boring drum loop becomes this

More Image Filter Fun - These examples show how a picture created by analyzing a sound with MetaSynth's Analyze Spectrum command can be used to impose that sound's harmonic envlope on other sounds. Several examples demonstrate how effective this technique is when combined with Spectrum Synthesis. This one second long sample of a guitar harmonic becomes this . This choral sample (created in the Image Synth) become this

Glen's Simple Bass Lines - Glen Bledsoe presents a QuickTime tutorial about creating basslines easily using the Sequencer Room and the Shuffler.