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Grid: Generative Beginner Course

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I want to use this post to feature my Generative tutorial playlist. Videos that help you creative Generative or self running Bitwig Grid patches from scratch.

I often notice in conversations that the basics are not in place for everyone. That's why today we are refreshing everything from the bottom up. We start with a simple synth and turn it into something generative.
  1. 0:00 intro
  2. 0:45 how to open the grid / initial patch
  3. 2:19 how to play the grid as an instrument
  4. 2:50 what are pre-chords?
  5. 3:57 disable pitch pre-chord and modify the incoming pitch signal
  6. 5:21 using the pitch quantize module to stay in key
  7. 9:34 ADSR Envelope module and how it works
  8. 14:24 gate signal pre-chord & modifying gate signals
  9. 16:04 generating gate signals inside the grid / gates module
  10. 17:38 generating pitch signals inside the grid / pitches module
  11. 22:08 using the transpose module to change notes randomly
  12. 24:04 phase pre chord / phase in module
  13. 24:27 altering the phase for rhythms / bend module
  14. 24:53 the phase signal
  15. 25:36 modulating the bend module
  16. 26:37 wrapping up

If you havent watched the last video, do it nau! This video takes all this a step further, and shows how you can fake some of the signals used to generate notes and gate signals.

  1. 0:00 intro
  2. 0:33 recap from the last video
  3. 1:44 closer look at the signals / gate phase pitch audio signals
  4. 9:30 using pitch signals as gate
  5. 13:40 generating notes with the LFO
  6. 15:24 limit signals to a range / value scaler
  7. 18:05 disrupt signals to make them more interesting
  8. 23:33 phase modules
  9. 24:23 uni and bi polar signals
  10. 29:07 wrapping up / what we learned
  11. 32:31 making generative music is hard

to be continued....


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