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Nature Patch examples
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Author Nature Patch examples
tomliem
hi does anyone have some good nature patch examples for the modular?

crickets
rain
birds
frogs
you name it

all help is appreciated and sorry if it's already somewhere but i couldnt find it smile
Dave Peck
I have created crickets sounds by modulating the amplitude of a sine or triangle osc that is tuned to 1kHz - 2kHz with a second sine wave that is tuned to 30 Hz - 40 Hz, then pass that through a second VCA that is being gated by an EG at about 1 Hz to produce the individual 'chirps'.

You can create all sorts of babbling brook sounds and other water sounds by patching a noise generator into both inputs (carrier and modulator) of a vocoder. Scrambling the vocoder bands changes the timbre.
peanut
Good advice, Dave. I hadn't thought of either of those patches. I'm going to go home and try them! Rawk!
Dcramer
Tuned or band passed noise being used to frequency modulate a sine wave, or resonant filter, can do all sorts of sizzling, bacon, rain, water burbles, and such. thumbs up
chamomileshark
here's one from the archives. The birds aren't right but the grasshoppers are quite good.

[s]http://soundcloud.com/chamomile-shark/meadow3[/s]

In case the embed doesn't work here's the link

https://soundcloud.com/chamomile-shark/meadow3

If you are interested let me know and I'll dig out the notes I made - I did it on the Wiard but I think it's something replicable on any modular
chamomileshark
Here's another one. Done on an EMS VCS3 so again fairly standard modules involved.

This one is a single patch, the only thing that got touched was the joystick. After recording I cut the virtual tape so that I could treat groups of sounds with different reverb to give the effect of greater distance.

Again if you are interested I'll see if I can translate the patch sheet into something more widely applicable

[s]http://soundcloud.com/chamomile-shark/judys-jungle-one-ems-patch[/s  ]

https://soundcloud.com/chamomile-shark/judys-jungle-one-ems-patch
Neovintage
Crappy iphone video :
southphillysynths
Enjoy the show! I absolutely love these types of patches!! My modular is down but once I get running again I really hope to try some of these ideas!
anarchy4bits
there is somewere a thread "natural sounding patches".

stereo recording from a big "natural" patch. all sounds are self generating at the same time. no overdubs. the "czehar" is added after the patch recording.

[s]http://soundcloud.com/czehar/gorean-night[/s]
VDU
chamomileshark that recording is awesome, I for one be really interested in those patch notes!
craigie77
Natural sounding patches thread
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=147857&highlight=
tomliem
chamomileshark
if you would translate that for me it would be great smile
Nofrenchtests
chamomileshark wrote:
Here's another one. Done on an EMS VCS3 so again fairly standard modules involved.

This one is a single patch, the only thing that got touched was the joystick. After recording I cut the virtual tape so that I could treat groups of sounds with different reverb to give the effect of greater distance.

This was fantastic dude, there are bits of that sound just like Lyrebirds
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
chamomileshark
thanks for the kind comments.

ok, for the meadow 3 I wrote this down shortly after so some of it is from memory

the grasshoppers are FM'd oscillators as a sound source through band pass/hi pass - then to a VCA modulated by a sawtooth to get the individual stridulations - that then goes to another VCA modulated by a simple envelope to get the rising sound of stridulations in the grasshoppers sound bursts. The whole thing is kicked off by a manual gate. You have to mess around with it to get it right - there are several in there with different pitches, speed and depth of stridulations.

If you set it pitched higher, with higher frequency stridulations and no envelope it sounds more like cicidas I've heard on holiday trips (we don't have them here).

The birds are FM'd oscillators, pitch modulated by a Noise Ring (gives a semi repeating pattern) that then goes to a lag processor. Again it is kicked off by a manual gate. There are a fair amount of passes of this adjusted in several ways to give a basic background - I think if you use one you quickly pick up that it is fake. You could probably use some kind of Sample & Hold if you restrict the amount of variation. You could use a unquantised sequencer.

I'll look at the EMS patch later today or tomorrow.
chamomileshark
Nofrenchtests wrote:
chamomileshark wrote:
Here's another one. Done on an EMS VCS3 so again fairly standard modules involved.

This one is a single patch, the only thing that got touched was the joystick. After recording I cut the virtual tape so that I could treat groups of sounds with different reverb to give the effect of greater distance.

This was fantastic dude, there are bits of that sound just like Lyrebirds
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y


thank you. I'd seen that before - the sounds of the chainsaw are amazing and if it wasn't David Attenborough I'd suspect the whole thing being a fake.
chamomileshark
The EMS patch. It's very simple, just LFOs and envelopes modulating a filter set to resonate (ie a sine wave).

LFO 1 (sine + saw) to filter frequencyof filter.

LFO 2 slightly slower than the frequency of LFO 1
LFO2 pulse to filter
LFO 2 (triangle) to LFO 1 freq

LFO 3 frequesncy very slow
LFO 3 (square) to LFO 1 ftreq
LFO 3 (triangle) to LFO 1 freq

Looping envelope to filter frequency

For the variation the joystick was used to control the filter frquency and also the frequency of one of the LFOs.
stevebryson
I love the recordings on this thread! chamomileshark, you've done an amazing and inspiring job finding the natural world in those electronics!

Here's an all-minimoog thing I did back about 1980. Not exactly modular, but I could certainly do it with my modular.
http://stevepur.com/music/electronic/Thunderstorm.mp3
This was for the sound track of a planetarium show called "space storms"
chamomileshark
thanks. I really enjoy making these kinds of sounds.
stevebryson
This thread needs some love! Here's what my modular is doing today, all by itself.
http://stevepur.com/music/songs/forestGlimmer.m4a
chamomileshark
stevebryson wrote:
This thread needs some love! Here's what my modular is doing today, all by itself.
http://stevepur.com/music/songs/forestGlimmer.m4a


listening to it now, very nice - is that a single take?
orlog24
I love seeing patch ideas! I once made a patch with a Yamaha CS-30L that sounded very much like someone in a deep sleep snoring. Wish I could do it again!
stevebryson
chamomileshark wrote:
stevebryson wrote:
This thread needs some love! Here's what my modular is doing today, all by itself.
http://stevepur.com/music/songs/forestGlimmer.m4a


listening to it now, very nice - is that a single take?


Yes, it's a live recording. I'm making a 2-or-more-hour version now, which will replace the existing file. I like it a lot as an ambient background.

Here's a picture of the patch right now, while it's being recorded:


There's a lot going on. The irregular timing and modulations are mostly from Ian Fritz modules: 2 Chaoticas, a Jerkster, and a TGTSH creating the irregular gates that go into a 4MS rotating clock divider, which get picked off at large divisors to drive three envelopes. The animal sounds are from two MOTM 300s, one of which is going into a Toppobrillo triple wave folder. Lots of modulations piled on modulations. The result is three animal tracks, which go into a Yusynth VC panner, with the panning driven by the Chaoticas. The noise is through a Fritz threeler filter, then through Logic Pro's space designer, which is creating constant that shimmering high tone.

If you want more detail I can post my patch description in my sort-of-understandable notation.

I hope you enjoy it!
Lowgritt
really enjoying this thread & the soundscapes you guys have made are wonderful My partner & I will be coming back to this thread when she goes into labor in the coming weeks

applause woah Rockin' Banana! Dead Banana
bleeds_on_keys
I know a few different ways to patch a modular to make fart sounds. Those are natural, right? hihi
hamildad
I've just finished a mix of field recording and TTSH patch. its a bit limited as I limited myself to just the TTSH and no post processing,

it starts with the Field recording, then cross fades back and forth with the patch... so most of the time you are hearing a mix of both.

maybe not a pure Nature patch, but it was a fun exercise whilst the children were out the house.

[s]https://soundcloud.com/hamildad/hawkwood-bees-vs-ttsh[/s]
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