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Charla tecnológica de Paul – LSDJ 5.1.0 – Guerra civil. Parte dos: El nuevo comando L y los kicks

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Artículo Original de PainPerdu. Traducción al Español por Pixel_Guy.

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La última vez profundizamos en la infame actualización 5.1.0 y  revisamos la teoría que trajo a la mesa. Para acortar, podría reducirse a un rediseño del comportamiento del pitch. Algo que no esperaba la comunidad fueron las ramificaciones y curvas que tendría y que terminaría siendo una actualización bastante controversial y a la que muchos terminarían por elegir el ignorarla.

Si no lo han hecho aún, recomendaría que lean la primera parte de este artículo antes de adentrarse en este; solo para que se familiaricen con lo que estaba en juego. En esta segunda parte primero dedicaré un tiempo a las especificaciones del nuevo comando L, que también se introdujo en la versión 5.1.0. Después abordaré el cómo yo veo la anatomía de lo kicks y, finalmente, trataré de llevar esto al terreno práctico dando algunos ejemplos de cómo trabajar con el LSDj 5.1.0 y versiones superiores utilizando estas nuevas funciones al máximo.



Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.1.0, Civil War Part 2: The new L command, and KICKS

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In the last issue of this column, we tackled the infamous 5.1.0 LSDJ update and dwelled on the theory of what it brought to the table. To cut it short, it all boiled down to a complete redesign of Pitch behaviour. What the community did not expect, was all the ramifications and ripples it would have, and it ended up being a highly controversial update, to which many would actually choose to turn a blind eye.

If you haven’t already, I suggest reading the first part of this article before delving into this one, just to get familiar with what’s at stake. In this second part, I will first spend some time going over the specifics of the all-new L command also introduced in 5.1.0. Then I will go over how I view the anatomy of Kicks. And then, finally, I will try to get more practical, and give several examples of how to work with LSDJ 5.1.0 and above to utilize all these new features to the fullest.

Let’s dive in!


Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.1.0, Civil War Part 1: “Linear” Pitch

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Today we’re going to tackle one, if not THE most groundbreaking update that happened to LSDJ in the midst of all its crazy transformations. With 5.1.0, Johan Kotlinski decided to rewrite the entire pitch behaviour in LSDJ from scratch. For the sake of this article I’m going to try and keep an unbiased point of view. Even though I am pretty partial to the newer versions, I still use the older ones as well. But it’s safe to say that this update was probably the most controversial of all, and it ruffled a few feathers in the community.

In music in general, but more particularly from a software perspective in LSDJ, Pitch is a solid foundation on which a lot of elements are built. And even though LSDJ is a shining example of software ergonomics and accessible design, its complexity still gives it a bit of a learning curve. The 5.1.0 update shook things up so much that artists would either have to relearn a lot of tried-and-true techniques that would now work just as well but very differently, or refrain from upgrading altogether, deliberately missing out on later updates and bug fixes.

Long story short, for a lot of people, upgrading to 5.1.0 and above would break songs from older versions and render quite a few staple sound design techniques obsolete. Let’s take a quick look at what has changed and get a better grasp of the situation.