Tutorials and tips
A series of short tutorials and tips for ACE.
Made with ACE 1.0
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ACE Tutorial #00 - Basic module anatomy
Annotated introduction to the main modules in ACE synthesizer plug-in. The frames follow in quick succession, so you might have to pause the video every now and again to read and digest everything on the screen.
ACE Tutorial #01 - OSC1
Introduction to oscillator 1, plus a little about routing.
ACE Tutorial #02 - OSC2
Introduction to oscillator 2, sync, ring and cross modulation.
ACE Tutorial #03 - VCF
Introduction to ACE’s filters.
ACE Tutorial #04 - LFO
Introduction to ACE’s low frequency oscillators. They are actually full-range, as you will see…
ACE Tutorial #05 - ADSR
Introduction to the envelope generators in ACE.
ACE Tutorial #06 - Multiples
Introduction the ACE’s so-called multiples. Like most of the modules in ACE, they are deceptively simple…
ACE Tutorial #07 - Mapping generator
Introduction to the Mapping Generator in ACE. This tutorial starts with a list of common uses, and ends with a few practical examples.
ACE Tutorial #08 - Voice offsets
Using the Mapping Generator to set individual offset values for stacked voices.
ACE Tutorial #09 - Map percussion
Two methods of creating percussion loops using the Mapping Generator:
- as a series of impulses for triggering filter resonance
- ring-modulated with noise (Pink Floyd style)
ACE Tutorial #10 - More map tricks
Last bunch of Mapping Generator tips and tricks for now:
- quick custom (micro)tuning
- square-wave overtones
- copying/pasting useful maps
- map as performance control (see also Zebra2 tutorial The Birds )
ACE Tutorial #11 - Patchcords
Patchcords 101 tutorial.
ACE Tutorial #12 - LFO1 tricks
The ACE user guide mentions that LFO1 has a few tricks up its sleeve: it can process any signal connected to the S&H or Phase Modulation inputs, with the folowing results:
- standard sample & hold
- sample rate reduction
ACE Tutorial #13 - Mix tricks
A few tricks you can do with the Mix module in ACE…
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