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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by Benoist » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:53 pm

Single module awards here are :
Waverazor is just a born droner ( but not only ) with up to 10 parameters for each oscillator model
Shapeshifter then GVCO for harsher tones
E370, messing with FM / sync then Planar 2 / X - Pan can keep up you busy for quite some time :hihi:
Morphagene ! :love:
No noticeable overlaps ...

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by Chopper » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:34 pm

EASYBOY wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:10 am
Chopper wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:44 am
Doepfer quad LFO/VCO.
mutable insteuments BRAIDS with the Renaissance firmware.
Rings or elements as effects,
TIDES,
But most importantly, FRAMES. The most underrated module ever for evolving modulation that you can actually "play".
I know, I know... Mutable fanboy, but hey, it works.
Oh, and Music Thing Chord organ....
I always think about adding chords To My drones. Till now i use my tidesv2 in chord mode but it annoys me that i cant use it as lfo then. So i was thinking about chord Organ.
How does it work in your drone setup?
It's great, especially for the price, but mine is back to being a Radiophonie. Once you try the Renaissance firmware of BRAIDS, there in not much else that would satisfy you☺️
EDIT: the four outputs of TIDES v2 going into FRAMES as a cv controlled mixer is where you want to be. Those two love each other...

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by Parnelli » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:10 pm

Worng Vector Space
Planar 2
a couple of slow LOF's (I use a Bubblesound and a SE STE.16)
Rubicon syc'd to another osc.
SE SEM filter

Vector space provides CV for voices with one LFO into i and the other k, Planar 2 provides offset at j

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by nicholasponcedeleon » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:13 pm

4ms SWN

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by Glydez » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:42 pm

E352!!

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by kesserich » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:50 pm

HZR wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Whrn i need a drone i use Folktek Matter2 with Clouds Reverb and slow modulation by a Doepfer A-145
How do you go about modulating matter? I find the lack of tweakablility in matter to be a source of frustration.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by troux » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:55 pm

Akemie's Castle is a drone beast, all the chords and multipliers open up a ton of possibilities, plus the tuning is all locked in between the different oscillators, one less thing to worry about.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by onurkalaycioglu » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:27 pm

DCDanno wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:35 pm
onurkalaycioglu wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:51 pm
not to toot my own horn too loud but my diode chaos is also good for subtle interrelated chaotic fluctuating voltages
Toot that horn. Diode Chaos is a great varying voltage source in a small package.
scuto wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:36 am
onurkalaycioglu wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:51 pm
mfaraday wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:18 pm
imo all you really need is a couple oscillators and a mixer with phase inverting inputs to play with phase cancellations
yea i was going to say this. im surprised it took 3 pages before someone did. thats my favorite way to make drones with 2 or more triangle or sines slightly detuned with a subtle fluctuating random voltage to one or both pitches to have them beat in and out.

...

not to toot my own horn...
I'll toot it since I never tire of doing so: Zlob Dual VCO is two of those oscs in a small (through hole! FWIW) 4hp package for that beating sound, or for audio-rate modulation to add harmonics to your drone. (My two main uses of them.) Its imperfect wave forms are a draw for me, since they add some interest and variety. The fine tune is *actually* a fine tune for dialing in just the right beating rate, and they stay stable over time. I've got two. :cloud:
thanks guys, im happy you like them and use them for this very topic. nice, thats what i use my dual vcos for too. yea they are also capable of some interesting fm beating/interaction as well. which i didnt mention in my earlier post, as that technique applies to most vcos for a kind of harsher type of pitch beating.
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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by starthief » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:33 pm

troux wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Akemie's Castle is a drone beast
Confirmed

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by namon » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:38 am

kesserich wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:50 pm
HZR wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Whrn i need a drone i use Folktek Matter2 with Clouds Reverb and slow modulation by a Doepfer A-145
How do you go about modulating matter? I find the lack of tweakablility in matter to be a source of frustration.

Can’t speak for mkII but the original does a bang up job with making things sound nice and toasty. I’ve been know to use it as an end of chain character adding tool.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by HZR » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:33 am

kesserich wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:50 pm
HZR wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Whrn i need a drone i use Folktek Matter2 with Clouds Reverb and slow modulation by a Doepfer A-145
How do you go about modulating matter? I find the lack of tweakablility in matter to be a source of frustration.
If you patch more than one pin per matrix it starts to drone and with the potentiometer you can fade between two matrixes. I really like it because every pin affects every other pins.

Thats kind of a happy accident machine

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by scuto » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23 pm

Chopper wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:34 pm
EDIT: the four outputs of TIDES v2 going into FRAMES as a cv controlled mixer is where you want to be. Those two love each other...
While I don't have Frames, I do have Blinds, and I'm :doh: for not thinking of pairing Tides 2 with it! Thanks for the spark.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by shize312 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:54 am

My personal approach is to use a 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator (which you could use as well as a standalone voice as you don't really need anything else) through a Make Noise QPAS as a main voice and an Instruo Arbhar to add extra layers.
As modulation sources i use a Befaco Rampage (not in every patch), an Instruo x Divkid Ochd and a Xaoc Zadar - no need to say that the Zadar has been a game changer, it really opened up a new world of sonic possibilities.

I am planning to add a Data Bender and an Erica Synths Plasma Drive to my system some time in the future; feel free to share a feedback on them!

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by dooj88 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:09 pm

scuto wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Chopper wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:34 pm
EDIT: the four outputs of TIDES v2 going into FRAMES as a cv controlled mixer is where you want to be. Those two love each other...
While I don't have Frames, I do have Blinds, and I'm :doh: for not thinking of pairing Tides 2 with it! Thanks for the spark.
psst.. the parasites firmware for frames has a quad wavetable lfo - and when you turn voltage offset off - is a mixer with built in wavetable control :guinness: my frames hasn't left that mode, except for the few times i used the euclidean envelope setting.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by ferran » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Cyclebox,
Cursus Iteritas,
Cwejman RES-4,
Erica Stereo Delay,
maybe Plaits
and a lot of modulators.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by scuto » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:09 am

dooj88 wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:09 pm
scuto wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Chopper wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:34 pm
EDIT: the four outputs of TIDES v2 going into FRAMES as a cv controlled mixer is where you want to be. Those two love each other...
While I don't have Frames, I do have Blinds, and I'm :doh: for not thinking of pairing Tides 2 with it! Thanks for the spark.
psst.. the parasites firmware for frames has a quad wavetable lfo - and when you turn voltage offset off - is a mixer with built in wavetable control :guinness: my frames hasn't left that mode, except for the few times i used the euclidean envelope setting.
:foul: I really don't have the :75: to read stuff like this right now!!! I had conveniently forgotten about Frames' Parasites firmware possibilities.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by xcc » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:08 am

Tides 2 as an oscillator with two channels sent to Warps Parasites and some gentle modulation to both modules is instant easy drone awesomeness.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by DaShmoop » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:22 am

Been experimenting with formant synthesis on Maths, like how Mangrove works, while I wait for Mangrove stock. Some of the most amazing drone sounds when you modulate the rise/fall time and get pitch subdivisions.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by guitargyro » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:53 am

For me:

-MN Telharmonic
-MN contour
-MN Dynamix
-MI Warps as alt to Cont/Dyna
-MN Qpas
-any good delay/reverb
-any good mod source

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by studio460 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:56 pm

Note: I had to edit my first post here since it was kind of "off." Now that I know a bit more, it makes more sense. Sorry for the dumb suggestions! Just re-read the entire thread to re-visit everyone's ideas . . .
scuto wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:46 am
Some specific examples of modules I like for drone and why:
-Tides 2 for slow, related, modulatable modulations.
Yup! Been thinking real hard about adding Tides (or μTides for space).
xcc wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:08 am
Tides 2 as an oscillator with two channels sent to Warps Parasites and some gentle modulation to both modules is instant easy drone awesomeness.
Oh, awesome! I already have a Mutable Warps! Just need Tides now.
DaShmoop wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:22 am
Been experimenting with formant synthesis on Maths . . . Some of the most amazing drone sounds when you modulate the rise/fall time and get pitch subdivisions.
Very interesting! I have a lot of speech/formant modules and a couple of Contour 1s. Haven't tried that combo yet.
Glydez wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:42 pm
E352!!
Yes! I just got mine and I agree!
Chopper wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:44 am
Doepfer quad LFO/VCO . . . But most importantly, FRAMES. The most underrated module ever for evolving modulation that you can actually "play."
Yeah, I really have to take a closer look at Frames. Also getting a couple Doepfer quad-LFOs (mainly for panning).
slamcityjam wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:53 pm
SWN is a great drone machine "straight out the box."
What's a "SWN?"
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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by b9 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:21 am

swn = Spherical Wavetable Navigator by 4ms
Bionic Lester mk3 is a drone beast with the slow fade across presets
These are some great suggestions. I agree that muff's could use a drone zone.

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by EASYBOY » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:24 am

b9 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:21 am
swn = Spherical Wavetable Navigator by 4ms
Bionic Lester mk3 is a drone beast with the slow fade across presets
These are some great suggestions. I agree that muff's could use a drone zone.
It has a dronezone now.

:sb:

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by hawkfuzz » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:04 pm

Damn, surprised no one has said Waver from Casper/Bastl
THUMPR BC SC

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Re: Modules indispensable for drone

Post by studio460 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:59 pm

b9 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:21 am
swn = Spherical Wavetable Navigator by 4ms
Bionic Lester mk3 is a drone beast with the slow fade across presets
These are some great suggestions. I agree that muff's could use a drone zone.
Thanks!
EASYBOY wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:24 am
It has a dronezone now.
Great! See you all there!
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