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by Snufflepuff
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Your no-sequencer set-up and how you work with it
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: Your no-sequencer set-up and how you work with it

I starting out on an old Roland system 100m which had no sequencers. Using the 2 osc, 2 lfo + gate delay system I stumbled upon what I now know as feedback patching and found this space to be most interesting for composition generation. I could make evolving rhythmic and melodic structures by chain...
by Snufflepuff
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Generative melodic phrasing
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Generative melodic phrasing

Hi All I'm interested in how others generate their generative melody lines or phrases, specifically how you go about adding space or time intervals between them in order to keep it interesting rather than one line after another. Currently I use a mixture of quantised shift registers to generate pit...
by Snufflepuff
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Any: The search for the ultimate kick machine
Replies: 32
Views: 3902

Re:

dubonaire wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:32 am
ignatius wrote:i like FM for getting those lows with that tough of high buzz in there. filters and oscillators and a good expo attack.
Yep same. I have got some nice kicks out of FM'd Rubicon and also Synthtech E370.
What does this patch look like? (I presume you're referencing audio-rate FM). Thanks!
by Snufflepuff
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Who is all geeked out on analog logic?
Replies: 25
Views: 1660

Re: Who is all geeked out on analog logic?

Thanks PhineasFreak it makes more sense. It involves a few types of modules I don't have yet (Quantiser, S&H). But it's helpful in so far as it helps me define my next purchases to expand the generative dimension in my patches. i highly recommend digging deep into the generative thread that has bee...
by Snufflepuff
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCV Sequencer with Quantized Pitch and Variable Gates
Replies: 0
Views: 133

VCV Sequencer with Quantized Pitch and Variable Gates

I've been looking for a VCV sequencer whose pitch inputs can be set/read like actual musical intervals, rather than decimal divisions of 10 volts. I also noticed that almost all the sequencers I was looking at output fixed gates rather than letting the user set a gate length. My brother didn't know ...
by Snufflepuff
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Does a module like this exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Does a module like this exist?

Interesting concept. I'm not seeing any immediate simple way to patch it analog. But I do see that an octal '3 hole' VCA is -or could be- the core. But that need not be part of the module itself. I would re-visualize your module as digital with -in reference to your drawing- eight CV outputs. A Rel...
by Snufflepuff
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Does a module like this exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Does a module like this exist?

https://ibb.co/BG80p9B https://i.ibb.co/BG80p9B/maybemodule.jpg I was playing around with 12 sine waves tuned to the harmonic series, and I somehow felt the need for a module like the above. I know modules exist through which you can route, say, 8 CVs and have each subject to muting or attenuation....
by Snufflepuff
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Make Noise 0-Coast vs Pittsburgh SV1 Blackbox
Replies: 39
Views: 13289

Re:

If you master the 0-coast, you will have a deeper understanding of synthesis than the SV-1. I'm very intrigued by this, but I can't financially justify to myself purchasing the 0-coast at this point; I've already got two mono synths and a new Serge Wave Multiplier. What would you understand about s...
by Snufflepuff
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Book recommendations on synthesis techniques / sound design
Replies: 26
Views: 859

Re: Book recommendations on synthesis techniques / sound design

Both Patch & Tweak books are great resources. The patches are the most useful part of Patch and Tweak for me, but I wouldn't recommend it for general sound design. It doesn't teach you how to make a solo cello, how to make a string ensemble, how to artfully tune FM operators to make a bell, etc. 1....
by Snufflepuff
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Re: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge

That was a very happy accident lol. It was actually a percussion patch in Patch & Tweak that I repurposed to be melodic. The drone is from the Mother-32 in VCA mode. The LFO is modulating the speed of the function generator in Cycle mode so that it slowly speeds up and down. I have the EOR trigger ...
by Snufflepuff
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: SERGE DUSG Patching Techniques
Replies: 67
Views: 17874

Re:

"Any time you set up a feedback loop in control signals you can get interesting results -- for example, set up a patch using a DSG+UAP to control amplitude, and then run the output audio into a DSG patched as an envelope follower, and CV the TG attack withthe follower output, and mess with knobs unt...
by Snufflepuff
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Re: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge

BenA718 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:48 am
DAY 4.


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I like this! I'm not familiar enough with the modules to grasp the whole thing, though. What is creating the note articulations -- the Moog's sequencer?
by Snufflepuff
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Patch trick: turn your Maths into a complex formant oscillator like Mangrove
Replies: 29
Views: 2279

Re: Patch trick: turn your Maths into a complex formant oscillator like Mangrove

architexture wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:10 pm
Or cycle Maths and patch the EOR and EOC outs to the opposing 1 or 4 input then use the rise/ fall to shape the formants.
Wow, why does that just one module approach work?
by Snufflepuff
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?
Replies: 450
Views: 58453

Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

I got an illicit pdf edition, and I'm a bit disappointed by the text. Maybe because it's been built up as a holy grail of sorts. . .
The exercises are great, though.
by Snufflepuff
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How soon will a rising ADSR reach a gate threshold?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: How soon will a rising ADSR reach a gate threshold?

Thanks for the answers. I realized I've overlooked a MIDI gate out in the patchbay for the past two years. The Neutron designers really did consider expansive possibilities. Thanks for getting me this far!
by Snufflepuff
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Patch trick: turn your Maths into a complex formant oscillator like Mangrove
Replies: 29
Views: 2279

Re: Patch trick: turn your Maths into a complex formant oscillator like Mangrove

https://youtu.be/tko-6Lex29A Here's my setup in VCV Rack. Two square VCOs, one hard-synced to the other, are triggering two instances of Mutable Instruments' Tides. Playing around with the synced square's nominal frequency and the Tides' frequency is good fun. I tweak the Tides' 'Shift' parameter a...
by Snufflepuff
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How soon will a rising ADSR reach a gate threshold?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

How soon will a rising ADSR reach a gate threshold?

I mainly work with a Behringer Neutron (I apologize in advance; didn't know Mr. B. was a jerk when I bought it). If I want to add a 3rd, external envelope to its voice, can I 'mult' one of its envelopes to the gate input of my new external envelope generator? I realize I don't know whether the gate ...
by Snufflepuff
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Re: 30-day modular deep dive/writing challenge

This is such a helpful post! I love seeing actual patches people have made. Abstract teaching helps, but there's nothing like an example.
by Snufflepuff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?
Replies: 147
Views: 9227

Re: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?

A poster asks an amazingly helpful, open-ended question like how do you achieve form in patches with highly random elements or how do I create interesting timbres beyond audio-rate modulation and wavetables? And some very experienced and talented people respond with: "I like to run [module x] to [mo...
by Snufflepuff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?
Replies: 147
Views: 9227

Re: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?

A question I've seen beginners ask over and over is why does 'everyone' say you can never have enough VCAs. They've gotten the audio level basic patch, but don't yet see past it to where VCAs are more than that. I think part of the problem Is no one ever points out early on that a VCA in an OSC--VC...
by Snufflepuff
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 983
Views: 131431

Re:

I've been delving more into this and have found logic modules to help a great deal. Sending slow cycles to something like intellijel's j/k flip flop lets compositions grow. My Noisering keeps the shifts fairly random as well. What does the FlipFlop do to the slow cycles and where might you send its...
by Snufflepuff
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Seeking oddish timbres
Replies: 48
Views: 1340

Re: Seeking oddish timbres

Cpaf wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:52 pm
thelowerrhythm wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Cpaf wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:18 pm


I also like to modulate fast flange echo effects along with plonk.
This sounds intriguing. Would you be able to elaborate? IS that an echo effect, a flanger, or both, and what parameter are you modulating? Thanks!

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