When triggering sound effect or impressionistic samples in NN19, you don’t actually need to use your MIDI keyboard: Alt-clicking the little on-screen keyboard in NN19 (and NNXT) triggers them for you.
Don’t forget that you can ‘Export Loop‘ – in the section of song playing between the left and right locators – and that the loop can then be re-imported into NN19 or NNXT. If it has a definite rhythm, the loop won’t change tempo if you alter the song’s tempo, but this can be a quick way of re-using any atmospheric or heavily processed material that you may have already created.
Here’s a quick way to create bouncing stereo delays. Simply route the left and right jacks of a Remix aux send – which are in stereo since v2.5 – each to a separate DDL1 digital delay. Rout a mono output from each DDL1 to the left and right connectors of the aux’s return. Done! Now, wasn’t that painless? Almost any pair of timed delay values (which can be selected in DDL1’s set to ‘Steps” mode) can produce an interesting effect.
Remember that the Spider Audio device’s splitter circuit can just as easily split two mono signals independently as it can split a single stereo signal.
Another thing that’s worth knowing is that the reverse reverb algorithm available on the RV7000 reverb device doesn’t ‘fake it’: the incoming audio is sampled and played back in reverse, leading into the original audio played the normal direction. Thus, a true reverb effect with up to 400ms reverb time can be produced. However, you need to make sure that the sound being reversed starts early in your track by the same amount of time as the reverse effect takes. This ensures that the original sound occurs at the desired point in time, an effect that’s easier to achieve using the algorithm’s tempo sync option.