Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Tim Webb
November is the month of Thanksgiving in the United States, which will mean nothing to 60% of you; so let me explain. I know you guys think Americans are all fat and lazy, but these are vicious stereotypes that don't represent all Americans. Except in November. After a week long gluttonous orgy of turkey and mashed potatoes we are, universally, bloated and lethargic.
Naturally we take a lot of time off from work and school while we gorge ourselves. With all that free time on our hands, and little energy to actually move said hands, this month's preset contest is for playing a fat bass line as lazy as possible!
Contest Rules and Details:
This month's preset is going to be in NLog. You can use either NLog Pro or NLog MIDI(iPhone), which offer 4 Oscillators for some truly fat bass!
The note pattern will be 2 Bars at 100 BPM, playing: C2 held down for the full 2 bars, while in legato playing D#2 and E2 on the second half of each bar. (C2 on NLog's internal keyboard is the 2nd to last octave on the left.) You don't really need to worry about any of that, because I'm going to do the recordings and you just need to send me your presets.
To email me your presets, select the Load button on NLog and hit
Export: Sound in the bottom of the panel. By submitting a preset you authorize me to share it, and for people to use it!
This month's prizes are sponsored by Sunsine Audio and Noisepad! The first 10 people to submit presets will receive a free copy of Noisepad! The top 3 presets, as voted on by readers, will also receive their choice of any Sunsine Audio preset pack!
Submissions end Sunday the 18th at midnight Eastern time, and voting will begin Monday morning. Winners will be announced on Wednesday the 21st, and I will post all of the submissions in a big preset bank for everyone to enjoy.
Here is a sample of my own Fat & Lazy preset playing this month's note pattern.