Chipper Switch Audio Effects

Services for Hire

Hello There, Welcome to my website!

I provide services for hire in several different fields!

If you are interested in working with ChipperSwitch Studios, contact me with this link.

Sound Design

Namely programming sounds for computer software, musical instruments, and Foley sound effects.

Are you developing new audio hardware or software? I can make you're work shine with a polished soundset.

Current and past clients include:

Sonicware LIVEN 8-bit warps Synthesizer (Sound Design)

Sonicware ELZ_1 Synthesizer (Sound Design)

Empress Effects ZOIA Modular Pedal (Sound Design, Beta Testing, Instructional Videos)

Sononym Sample Browser (Beta Testing)

SpecDrum Sound Rings (Primary Sound Designer)!


Audio Plugin Prototyping

Are you interested in developing your own VST/AU Plugin with a professional developer?

I can help you save time and money by creating a fully-functional prototype within Ableton Live.

Together we can refine your concept and shape the sound you're looking for.

All prototypes come with complete documentation about their construction and how the signature sound is dialed in.

Plugin developers love recieveing working protoypes before they start hardcoding because it prevents costly and time consuming re-coding.

Turn around time for plugin prototypes is two to three weeks depenind on complexity.

Contact me for more details


I also compose original musical works which you can find on my SoundCloud.


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If you are interested in hiring me for any of these services, contact me with this link.

Digital Music Lessons

I have been producing my own electronic music and providing sound design services since 2013.

If you’d like to learn how to make electronic music, or if you’re stuck on a particular part of the process, I’d be happy to meet with you and have lesson!

Possible Lesson Topics:

Ableton Live Music Software

Sound Design

Mixing

Arrangement

Music Theory Strategies

Drum Patterns and Sound Selection

Studio/Software Setup

Gear Recommendations and Troubleshooting.

Location:

I provide lessons online or in my studio in El Cerrito California.

For online lessons I can use Facebook Messenger, Zoom, or whichever platform you feel most comfortable. You will also need to install Audio Mover’s Listen 2 plugin so that I can hear audio directly from your DAW of choice.

For in-person lessons you can use my computer, or bring your own laptop.

Please let me know beforehand what device you plan of bringing so what I can prepare the speaker system.

Rates:

Classes are $40.00 USD per hour, this is an industry standard rate similar to Piano lessons.

I accept Paypal and all major credit/debit cards, I will send you a bill you after the lesson.

Due to tax reporting requirements, I cannot accept Venmo.

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If you are interested in lessons, contact me with this link.

To prepare for your lesson follow these steps.

Tape Warpage

This effect runs your audio through a chewy old tape

Dial in the drive and filtering to taste, then add some pitch warble by tweaking the Wow & Flutter settings~

Don't heistate to really punch up that drive knob!

This effect requires Ableton 9 Suite and Max for Live, let me know if you want the Ableton live standard version, i'll send it to ya special!

CPU Usage: 3/10

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Version 6.0 released 10/16/17

Examples

Saw Wave Synth

Warm & Dark Tape

Wiggly Tape

Two Bodies - Flight Facilities

West End Girls
(James Talk Ridney Remix)

Obnoxiously Sexual - Gusgus

Pet Redux

This effect a variable amount of soft downsampling to add a soft static to your tone.

A gate is used before the downsampling to prevent the effect from getting too noisy

Set the gate threshold first so just enough signal is coming through to open and close the gate.

Placing my "Commercial Break" effect after the pet redux sounds great, as they were designed together!

This effect requires Ableton Live 10 Suite.

CPU Usage: 2/10

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Version 1.0 released 01/24/20

Examples

Soft

Deeping and Faster

Commercial Break

This effect creates a delayline that is first band pass filtered then sent to a delay that is modulated by a variable LFO.

After the delay, the signal is sent through a small room reverb and then compressed to bring out extra flavor.

This effect requires Ableton Live 10 Suite.

CPU Usage: 3/10

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Version 3.0 released 01/24/20

Examples

Short "Tile" Delay

Long Slower Delay

Martha's Church Reverb

This effect is a tibute to my late grandmother.

The effect reminds me of the basement of the church were we held her memorial service.

It uses a series of delays, reverbs, filters, and then more reverbs.

Crank the resonance knob to create more wooshyness.

This effect requires Ableton Live 10 standard.

CPU Usage: 3/10

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Version 1.0 released 01/24/20

Examples

Mellow Setting

Phasey

Commodore Crunch

Add a little bit of tasteful grit with this savory effect.

Unlike many other redux based effects, Commodore Crunch can effect a very limited part of your signal.

Use the pre-filters to focus the effect.

The core mechanic behind this effect is an envlope generator that reactivly downsamples the signal.

Signal gates also help reduce noise by muting low volume signal before it hits the downsampler.


CPU Useage: 2/10

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Version 4.0 released 3/10/18

Examples

Mellow Flavor:

Crunch it up!:

Elouf Breaks

This effect rack uses the Beat Repeat effect to create minimalist soundscapes

There are indepedent beat repeat effects on each frequency band, Low, Medium, and High.

Each beat repeat is then followed by its own ping-pong delay.

The "Feedback", "Refresh Rate", and "Chunk Size" knobs effect the the size of the echoed bits and how closely the echos follow the currently playing audio.

The "Offset" knobs are used to seperate and de-sync each channel's echos.

This rack was inspired by the music of Seth Elouf

CPU Useage: 1/10

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Version 2.1 released 4/9/17

Examples

Unaffected Audio:

Sparse Effect:

Dense Effect:

Pitch Decay Setting:

Degenerate

This roudy effect creates delays that get more and more murky.

There are two independent delays, one left and one right, for a mono delay, match the right and left delay time knobs.

The "Time or Sync" knob to switchs between a timed delay and tempo synced delay.

This effect daisy chains delays and low pass auto filters.

The "Echo Count" knob determines the number of active delays, thus how many times the signal is echoed.

Turning up the "Feedback" knob makes the delays in the chain repeat more than once. This effect gets loud quick, so dial in the feedback slowly please!

Turning the brightness knob opens the auto filters a bit more so you get repeats with a tad more high end.

The dry/wet knob starts with a clean un-effected signal, then mixes in the delay, then mixes out the original signal.

This rack evolved into something different, but it was inspired by the
Catalinbread Adineko “Oil Can Delay” guitar pedal. Check out this handy review of it by the Happy Time Pedal Show!

CPU Usage: 8/10 (Less when echo count is turned down)

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Version 4.0 released 10/14/16

Examples

Claps

Congas

Sarge's Radio Refractor

This Echo box will sound right at home in your local missile silo!

Built like a tank, and sounds like the inside of one.

Turn the delay knobs to hear the pitch drift!

Switch to "Mono Mode" for a more focused sound.

Inspired by the Roland RE-201 Space Echo

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Version 1.1 released 11/16/17

Examples

Lo-Fi Xylophone

Pitch Drifting "Dub" FX

Picante Sweep

This spicy effect creates refreshing sweeps.

Each spice level is an independent sweep effect that varies in flavor.

try adding more is less "Lime" to change the thickness of the sweep

This effect works by stacking frequency shifter devices!

CPU Usage: 3/10

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Version 4.0 released 10/16/17

Examples

Fuck Weather - Kabuto the Python

Souvenir - Billboard

New Wave - YpOnTheBeat

Heavy Industry Drum Kit

R
T
Y
U
F
G
H
J
V
B
N
M

This dusty soundset has plenty of sharp corners underneath.

Click the pads to sample the sounds, or tap the cresponding keys on your keyboard!

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Version 1.0 released 1/23/18