Our first preset pattern with the crossfader. Start with the crossfader closed and the record at the beginning of a sound sample. As you release the record, move the crossfader towards the middle of its track. As the sound finishes, close the crossfader and then pull the record back to the beginning of the sound.
The goal is to only hear the sound playing forward, “Fresh”. You don’t want to hear any of the back cut “Hserf”. Start with whole notes (4 beats long), work to half notes (2 beats) and then quarter notes (1 beat). If you’re feeling up to the challenge try in 1/8th and 1/16th notes. At this speed it helps to always have your hand on the record instead of releasing the record.
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