Sound Design Tutorial: Guitar Rig Space Echo Effects for Ableton Live Performance

In this tutorial, Brooklyn-based producer and Dubspot Sound Design instructor Evan Sutton (aka Astrolith) uses two of his favorite Guitar Rig components to show you how to build an envelope following delay in an Ableton Live set.

One of the most famous and widely used analog delay effects is the Roland RE-201 Space Echo. Aside from being a fantastic echo and reverb unit, it has the unique ability to pitch shift the wet signal when the tape playback speed is changed. If you don’t have an original Space Echo, don’t worry. The folks at Guitar Rig have come up with a killer emulation of this classic piece of gear. And since it’s in plug-in form, we’ve decided to pair it with another one of Guitar Rig’s components, Input Level. This tool takes the amplitude of the incoming audio and converts it to a control signal useful for modulating any number of parameters. I call this deep space echo. Warp Speed! - Evan Sutton

Evan Sutton a.k.a. Astrolith is an electronic music producer, sound designer, and audio engineer, as well as teaching sound design and electronic music production at Dubspot. He is the designer/developer of Dubspot’s Sound Design program. You can hear Evan’s music and find out more about him at and

Become fluent in the language of sound design with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

Discovering the right sound is like finding a needle in the digital haystack. Learn the fundamentals to make this easier, and gain the depth of knowledge to make a good sound better. Factory content is great, but everyone has it – your mix needs something special.

What’s Included:

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete 8
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Instruments
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming

Upcoming Sound Design start dates

The week of October 20th, 2013
The week of January 19th, 2014

Evening Classes: February 12, 2014; Wednesday and Friday, 6:15pm-9pm
Afternoon Classes: March 25, 2014; Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15pm-6pm

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