Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack II- Mark Mosher & AfroDJMac

Greetings all!  I hope that the holidays are treating you well and you are gearing up for an exciting New Year's Eve Celebration. This week's Free Ableton Live Rack is part two of my collaboration with sound designer and producer extraordinaire Mark Mosher.  Using the same sample from the original Zebra Attack Rack, I've set this one up to be a bit less random and offer you more control over the different sounds.  What permits the wavetable to be played as a melodic instrument is the very short loop of the sample.  I've set up a control that allows you to alter the starting point of the sample, which lets you to severely alter the timbre and harmonic structure of the sample.  There's another macro knob that controls which portion of Mark's wavetable you will be hearing.  I've added a bit crusher, chorus and flanger, which can be added to taste.  Finally I've stacked this synth with Ableton's Operator.  The device allows you to control the Operator's waveform as well as volume. This will allow you to mix in another layer of sound until you achieve your desired sound.  The resulting instrument is one that is dramatically different from the original Zebra Attack Rack, and is also one that can yield an extremely wide array of sounds.  At one time soft and mellow and at other times, harsh and biting, I think you'll find the Zebra Attack Rack II an exciting instrument to play with!  Enjoy!

I've got a couple of promotional things going on as we close out the year.  First, the 50% off sale of Premium Ableton Live Packs is on until January 1st, so act soon!  Also, I've set up an Amazon Affiliated account.  I'm going to give anyone who makes a purchase through my Amazon store or search bar to the right a free Premium Rack of their choice.  Thanks for all your support!

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