Sound Design Video Tutorial: Sample Layering w/ S-LAYER from Twisted Tools

In this video tutorial, producer and Product Specialist for Native Instruments, Matt Cellitti demonstrates some creative sample layering techniques using a Reaktor ensemble called 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.

“This video will give you a brief overview of all the most important features of S-LAYER, as well as some ideas about how to use it for sound design.” ~ Matt Cellitti

 

S-LAYER Overview

S-LAYER is a sample layering creation tool built for Native Instruments Reaktor that allows you to create, edit, and play new sound combinations. S-LAYER is perfect for creating complex drum sounds, impacts, whoosh, and pass-by sounds. By combining sounds from the included sample map or your existing sample library, S-LAYER facilitates the discovery of new one-shots, sound effects, and loops from pre-existing sample content. Whether you’re looking for a new way to create thick drum samples for hip-hop or a massive impact sound effect S-LAYER delivers.

S-LAYER Sounds Demo

 


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Sound Design 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.

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Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
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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.

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