I know, I know- there have been a lot of posts on the vci-300 lately. Some of you are probably wondering if you should be thinking about selling the vci-100. Don’t worry, there is a video on the way that will break down the real differences between the 2 in a clear manner. Here is a new video that demonstrates a cool tempo trick that anyone can use but is easy to perform out of the box with a vci-300.
So, just to recap, you need to assign:
- a few cue point hot keys
- have a auto loop button and some way to shorten that to a 1/16th or 1/8th
- assign a few buttons to change the pitch range or lower/raise the pitch in large amounts.
- throw in some effects on the build up and make it even more effective.
The concept is to be able to establish the tempo of the new song by hand using beat juggling, then slowly lower the pitch while playing a single kick. With the the pitch at -30% or so let the track play out, and a good baille funk track is now some really nasty crunk at 75 bpm.
Right at the end of a big build up or transition (preferably on a crash) set a short loop (1/8th note) and bring the pitch back up to normal speed. Release the loop and boom, your back at 130 BPM, and that boring intro has been upgraded to a serious amount of energy.