Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

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Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by rafyc » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:01 am

Hi

I like recording ambient sound like city forest birds or concrete thinks.
Im new in modular and would like to know the best module for manipulate sounds.

Maybe a resonator like rings or the 4ms could be nice.
What about morphagene ? Not sure ....

Any advice ?

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by Underwood » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:13 am

Morphagene could yield some interesting results. And MI Clouds (or some clone like monsoon) could be interesting too.

And of course the usual bunch of effect modules like reverbs, tape delays, etc.

In the end it really depends on what kind of sound you're looking for.

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by bibleblack » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:17 am

Depending on your style of music but something like Clouds is great for ambient or smeary sounds, morphogene or qu bit nebulae are great for live manipulations or for a cheaper option go with phonogene.

nice filters are great and essential.

What sort of thing are you hoping to achieve as just about anything can be used to manipulate a signal. Also dont underestimate a VCA or utilities when manipulating sounds.

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by Tomek Mirt » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:52 am

It is expensive one, but i love processing field recordings with Fumana. Specially useful in this case as vocoder. You can check this track - . Beginning is just field recording of frogs processed with Fumana as vocoder and probably Magneto and Erica Pico for delay/reverb duties. Also I've always liked A112 as a processor, more lo-fi sounding but very organic. Before smearing everything with delays and reverbs i like to use some looping modules like Tyme Sefari or Scooper.

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by ether » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:26 am

I believe he ER-301 was at least partly inspired by this need.

It’s an investment, and very deep, but well worth investigating.

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by aphantomvaper » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:47 am

If you can get the formatting correct, Bastl Granpa or Microgranny can be really fun for field recording manipulation.

Good luck let us know what you decide on.
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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by Innerself2007 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:56 am

ether wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:26 am
I believe he ER-301 was at least partly inspired by this need.

It’s an investment, and very deep, but well worth investigating.
Have to agree, the 301 is perfect for field recordings. Also I highly recommend both new Instruo modules, the Arbhar and lubadh. Recently received these two and have been getting excellent results with field recordings. Can take a simple bird chirp and turn it into a symphony!

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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by Severed head » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:46 am

-one of the various modules that can translate incoming audio into CV is an interesting way to get unique sounds from a sample.

- basically you should look at YouTube and decide for your self what is “the best” as that’s an opinion verses a concrete statement. Everything mentioned above can yield interesting results but they may not be interesting to you. As you are really the only one that can hear the sounds your imagining in your head. And by listening to various demos of modules you’ll be able to hear which modules are able to produce a sound you enjoy or feel you can implement.

I enjoy
-tyme sefari, for manipulating incoming audio
-Clouds not so much (I know there will be a majority of disagreement with this statement) but to me to a degree it’s more of a one trick pony, or more so it always sounds like “clouds” but still fun and you can ride that pony endlessly and craft an interesting composition.
-filters of course
- echo/phase/chorus/flange

I haven’t used these but would like to they look fun and useful in regards to manipulating samples audio.
-Sample Slicer
-Sound machines UL1 loop
-RS-35 (I think it is)
WTB:, MA35 filter. -Mac recordings software from 2008/9
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Re: Creative module for field recordings manipulation ?

Post by rafyc » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:53 pm

Thanks a lot for the answers.
So many différents option and totally différent kind of module.
I think in my way the best important things is musicality.
Some very complete and full of options modules but cant figure out what it could be acheive with it in term of musicality.

From what i heard i think Arbahr is the most musical way to modulate the sound.
Granular module could be very harsh, with a lot of noise and arctefact not often pleasant ...

echo/phase/chorus/flange is a good idea !

Love this kind of sound wide and deep atmospheric space sound with crackles but hard to say witch module doing what kind of sound without knowing what is the starting sample.

Maybe an octatrack mkII ...

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