Sound Design Tutorial Roundup! Twisted Tools w/ Matt Celitti – Ultraloop, S-Layer, and Rolodecks

Twisted Tools is a company making some very forward-thinking instruments and effects using Native Instrument Reaktor as the host for their creations. We’ve rounded up our favorite Dubspot Twisted tools tutorials with Course Designer and Dubspot instructor Matt Celitti.

Looping FX Using Ultraloop from Twisted Tools w/ Matt Cellitti

In this video Dubspot’s Matt Cellitti demonstrates some creative uses of Twisted Tools’ latest product release Ultraloop. Below are some of his thoughts regarding this new piece of software.

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What is Ultraloop? 

Ultraloop is a loop remixing sampler combining advanced loop layering with additional effects that instantaneously transforms pieces of multiple loops into new rhythms and song ideas. I’ve never experienced a product that does this so quickly and intuitively. You can breathe new life into old loops or mangle your own productions into something new using Ultraloop.

How can producers use this tool?

It’s no secret that loops and loop libraries are big business. But using the same loops that everyone else has access to can become stale and boring, especially if you are just throwing the loops right in your song and copying/pasting throughout. What’s so exciting about Ultraloop is that it composites several different loops together effortlessly. All these complex techniques where producers will glitch-out sections of a song can be done very easily with Ultraloop. Furthermore, as a sound design tool, imagine loading in stems of your productions and creating a mash-up or glitchy breakdown section of your song.

What does this loop tool do that other loop manipulating programs doesn’t do?

Ultraloop allows you to have multiple loops arranged on top of one another in any DAW and spend hours chopping, truncating, processing and moving them around to come up with something interesting. Ultraloop allows you to do all this within seconds – and in a far more creative manner. Additionally, thanks to Reaktor’s ability to do a lot of smart randomization, Ultraloop provides instant change with the push of one randomization parameter. This one button functionality is a far cry from what your DAW can do.

Sample Layering w/ S-LAYER from Twisted Tools

In this video tutorial, Matt Cellitti demonstrates some creative sample-layering techniques using S-Layer from Twisted Tools.

One of the best ways to come up with creative new sounds for your productions is to layer and tweak multiple samples together to form new combinations. However, this can sometimes turn into a tedious and time-consuming effort, depending on how you approach it. S-Layer, from Twisted Tools, is a new ensemble for Native Instruments’ Reaktor that aims to make this entire process easier and more creative. Using just one instance of Reaktor, you can now layer up to eight samples and have instant control over all the necessary sampler parameters needed to really tweak each one of them. Better still, S-Layer has some amazing randomization options built in that will get you thinking outside the box as you twiddle the knobs looking for ‘happy accidents.’ I have never used such a quick and easy instrument to do creative sound design with sample layering. -Matt Celitti

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Rolodecks (Twisted Tools) New Multi-FX VST + Maschine

In this video, we look at the Rolodecks effect unit. This fantastic ensemble is a wonderful example of just how advanced Reaktor can be. Practically building the effect unit from scratch, Twisted Tools was able to create a sophisticated multi-effect unit inside of Reaktor that is simply effective and easy to use. Having a deeper knowledge of not only Reaktor, but the modular components that are the basis of Synthesis, will allow you to create such exciting instruments and effects like Rolodecks. -Matt Celitti

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Sound Design Komplete Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis 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 the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

What’s Included:
Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
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 Production Techniques
Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

About This Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis 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 the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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