SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE

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com .SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL CONTENTS : INSTALLATION INTRODUCTION INSTRUMENTS SUPPORT E.soniccouture.A www.U.L.com email :customerservices@soniccouture.

(If you don’t need the EXS24 instruments or the Kontakt 2 version etc. and this will launch an installer program to install Speak & Spell into your Live Library.alp” file.com email :customerservices@soniccouture. which is located here: user/Library/Application Support/Logic/Sampler Instruments Keep a copy of the included “Samples” folder somewhere on your hard drive.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE INSTALLATION 1. This folder has all the sample data that the EXS24 instruments need. EXS24 Move the included EXS24/SamplerInstruments/ SC Speak & Spell folder to your real Sampler Instruments folder. Make sure you keep that folder structure as it is. ABLETON LIVE Double click the included “Speak&Spell. so keep it somewhere safe. so that the Kontakt instruments can find their samples. NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KONTAKT 2 OR 3 Copy the entire “SC Speak & Spell” folder to anywhere you like on your hard drive. 3. www.soniccouture. you can erase those respective folders… never erase the Samples folder ).com . 2.

www. In addition to toys.soniccouture. Digital musical instruments such as synths and drum machines make excellent circuit bending subjects for musicians. People discovered that if you tinker with its circuits and voice chips.co.com email :customerservices@soniccouture. Today Circuit Bending has reached the levels of an Art-form. in search of sonic chaos. with its leading practitioners going ever further with increasingly unlikely toys and devices.uk website shows. and other interesting effects can be achieved. Texas Instruments Speak & Spell has found a new lease of life in electronica in the last few years. is said to have begun in the late 1960s. as this is known. glitching. looping.com . and its invention is attributed to one Reed Ghazala. after a fortuitous accident with a toy amplifier.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE INTRODUCTION SPEAK & SPELL A much-loved and ubiquitous toy from the 1970s and 80s. ‘Circuit Bending’. as a visit to Circuitbenders.

The best technique tends to be to let the machine go into a random pattern of words and glitches which can then be looped or manipulated.soniccouture. as well as a pitch control knob and the all-important jack-output.com . It has various trigger and loop controls. with the modified controls. the results of a circuit bent S&S are far from predictable. We recorded long takes like this and then edited them afterwards. albeit barely. a keen bender from Brighton. www. In use. UK.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE The SC Speak & Spell was created by Andy Wheddon.com email :customerservices@soniccouture.

The ‘Random’ instruments are programed to give a random sound each time a key is played.nki • Words .nki • Words .nki • Loops .All Precise.nki • Speak & Spell Drum Kit.Random 1.Random. • Alphabet .nki • Words . ‘Precise’ instruments will play specific samples. www.nki • SFX .nki • Speak & Spell Drum Kit.nki • SFX .nki The front panel of each instrument includes 10 parameters for further sound design and mangling.nki • Alphabet .nki • Alphabet .Random.com email :customerservices@soniccouture.All Precise.com .SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE INSTRUMENTS KONTAKT SINGLE HITS AND LOOPS The following Kontakt Speak&Spell Instruments are based around single hits and loops.All Precise.nki • Words .Random 2. for a true chaotic circuit bent effect.All Precise.Random. and are designed for normal sequencing.Both Precise.soniccouture.

under ‘MIDI Control’ SHREDDER INSTRUMENTS • Speak & Shred 1.com email :customerservices@soniccouture.nki • Speak & Shred 3.soniccouture.nki • Speak & Shred 9. The script is activated by the ‘Shred’ Switch.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE All these parameters can be assigned a MIDI CC number in the drop down ‘Knobs’ menu. and the shape of the LFO can be smoothed with the ‘smooth’ control. but randomly jumps around in the sample to different places. www. similar to the Speak&Spell unit.nki • Speak & Shred 2.nki • Speak & Shred 7. The Pan and Velocity of each hit can be randomised with the top two knobs.com . The speed can be locked to different sub- divisions within the master tempo. A pitch LFO is included for extreme pitch modulation effects. The maximum sample start offset is set with Max Offset (in milliseconds).nki • Speak & Shred 5.nki • Speak & Shred 6.nki • Speak & Shred 4. The depth of this modulation can be set with the Range knob. This simple behaviour can be controlled in various ways.nki These instruments use a classic Soniccouture KSP script. The speed is set as a note value and has a speed multiplier. called ‘Shredder’. Shredder keeps retriggering the note at the speed you set.nki • Speak & Shred 8.

for a true chaotic circuit bent effect.akg • Speak & Shred 5.exs • Speak Seq 8.soniccouture.com .akg • Speak & Shred 3.exs • Speak Seq 7.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE EXS24 • Alphabets.akg • Speak & Shred 2.exs • Speak Seq 6.exs • SFX.exs • Speak Seq 1.exs • Speak Seq 4. various randomly generated words. ‘Precise’ instruments will play specific samples.All Precise.exs The EXS24 instruments are straight sample playback.akg • Words . LIVE • Alphabet . a set of interesting loops and longer sequences taken from the Speak&spell.exs • Speak Seq 2.akg • Alphabet .Random 1. www.akg • Speak & Shred 9.akg • Speak & Spell Drum Kit.Both Precise. and are composed of the full Alphabet.akg • SFX .Random 2.com email :customerservices@soniccouture. both ‘bent’ and straight.exs • Speak Seq 3.akg • Words .akg • SFX .Random.exs • Speak Seq 9. a drum kit.akg • Speak & Shred 4.exs • Loops.exs • Words.akg • Loops .All Precise.Random.akg • Speak & Shred 8.exs • Speak Seq 5.akg • Speak & Shred 6.akg • Speak & Shred 1.akg The ‘Random’ instruments are programed to give a random sound each time a key is played.akg • Alphabet .akg • Speak & Shred 7.All Precise.exs • Speak & Spell Drum Kit.

com .com email :customerservices@soniccouture.here the sample start time is randomised each time a key is played.soniccouture.SONICCOUTURE SPEAK & SPELL USER GUIDE The ‘Speak & Shred’ instruments in the Live version work differently to Kontakt . since this jumps to different parts of one long sample from the Speak&Spell. www. This gives a different effect from the ‘Random’ instruments.

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