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Hey guys, it’s Multiplier with Plugin Boutique looking at REV X-Loops by Output, and in this video, we’re going to look at, first of all, my favorite presets within this particular instrument. It’s got some great sounds, and then in the second half of the video, we’re going to look at how we can tweak the parameters, the settings within instrument to create a cool, atmospheric pad sound.

So all great stuff, and yeah, let’s dive into the presets.

[Rev X]

Pretty cool, right? And the way it works is you’ve basically got two octaves worth of notes to play from, and each one of those notes represents a different looped sample. So as I was pressing multiple notes at the same time, it was playing back multiple looped things within this particular loop bank.

So for example…

[loop]

Is one idea, but then it works really well if you layer it up with other loops, so…

[loops]

Great stuff, right? Let’s now demonstrate some of the violin plucks sounds. So let’s hit violin plucks.

[violin plucks]

Let’s check out the swells bank now, so let’s go to swells, and play around with some of the ideas in it.

[swells]

And as well as this atmospheric stuff, we can also do drum sounds, which is quite cool. So if we go to drum set, then each one of these notes would be a different bit of a drum loop.

[drums]

Pretty cool, right? Probably my favorite set of drum ideas within REV X-Loops is going to be the Tribal Beat section, so Tribal Beat. I’m putting my favorite combination of this Tribal Beat loop bank, which I think is my favorite set of drums is going to be this combination here.

So we’ve got this one, which is your bass with some nice stereo effects.

[Tribal Beats]

Then you layer this one over the top.

Now let’s actually dive into the clean, atmospheric loop bank, and show you how we can dial in some of the actual parameters in this main middle section to create a cool atmospheric pad sound.

So let’s go to clean atmospheric.

[clean atmospheric pad]

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And there’s two main things we want to do to turn this into a “pad” sound, or an atmospheric pad, and the first one is going to be to dial in the envelope settings for the main amplitude of the sound. So we want a long sloping attack and long sloping release, and we can do that with this amp envelope session here. So if we make sure the envelope is on amp and not filter so that this ADSR is for the overall amplitude of our sound, and then we can simply pull up the attack to say, four and a half seconds-ish, or 4.5, 4.7k.

Then similarly with the attack, we’ll make it nice and big, nice and long, and then now, when I press a note, it will come in slowly, and then as I let it go, it will release off slowly as well.

[pad]

Nice and paddy, nice and fat. Ease off the attack just a little bit so it’s not quite as slow coming in.

[pad]

Perfect.

And now we have this envelope setup, the other main thing that makes it into more of an atmospheric pad is going to be putting a lot of wet, big, reverb on there, so when I say wet, we refer to the fact that it’s — you’ve basically hear a lot of the reverb, whereas dry would be quite a subtle reverb, but we’re going to make it quite obvious, we want to put it in a nice big space that we can hear.

So we’re going to go to the reverb toggle down here and turn it on, make sure that we then click reverb, so we can dial in the parameters of the reverb, and we’re going to turn up the size to max, and then crank up the wet so that it’s basically equal amounts of reverb and unprocessed sound, and then that will put it in this nice, big space, and make it sound nice and atmospheric.

[atmospheric pad]

And there you go. There are the main two things that would make something an atmospheric pad, but there’s one other cool thing that I do want to show you that might be quite fun in this particular case, and that is for all of these loop samples, because that’s what we’re doing when we’re using X-Loops, we can determine whether or not we want to play the sample at half speed, normal speed, or double speed, and that’s what this slider in the middle is, so at the moment, we’ve been using normal speed only.

So, for example…

[atmospheric pad]

Let’s find something a little bit more rhythmic so you can hear the speed of it a bit more clearly.

[atmospheric pad]

Cool. So what we can do is if we say, put it into half speed…

[atmospheric pad]

We just have it playing back half as fast. But I think for this particular sound, we’re going to put it back to normal, just because in most cases, normal does sound a little bit more normal, but half speed can be fun depending on what mood you’re in and what samples you’re working with.

So let’s put it back to normal, and let’s play our complete atmospheric pad sound.

[atmospheric pad]

And there you go! I’m Multipler, hope you enjoyed!

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